Kathmandu. Marriage is the most beautiful moment of life. Wedding is important for every bride, groom and their family. Everything is important in marriage. Photography and videography is a trend to capture every moment of the marriage ceremony for a lifetime.
It is not that there was no trend of making wedding videos and taking photos in the past. But now its use is more extensive and creative.
The trend of wedding photography is increasing in Nepal now. Wedding photographer Vikram Neupane says that there is a trend that photography should be good even if something else is lacking in a wedding. “As soon as the wedding date is decided, it is customary to book a good wedding photographer,” he says.
Neupane says that the practice of shooting photos and videos three times by shooting pre-wedding (before marriage), post-wedding (post-wedding) photo shoot, and wedding day photo and video shoot is more common now.
In recent times, in wedding photography, photos and videos are taken focusing only on the bride and groom. He says that there is a trend of photo shoots with the bride and groom as models rather than photo shoots that reflect family gatherings, art and culture.
The bride and groom should prepare for the wedding photography.
For wedding photography, the bride and groom should book a good photographer as soon as their wedding date is fixed. There may be a lack of photographers as there are many weddings in Nepal. That’s why Neupane says that you should book soon.
If you want to shoot pre-wedding and post-wedding photos, you have to choose a place for that. He says that if a good place is chosen for the photo video shoot, the photo video will also be good accordingly.
Photographers should not be relied on for everything. The bride and groom do not know much about photography and modeling. Therefore, instead of being confident that the photographer will teach you poses, you should learn some poses that suit you by looking at the photos of some foreigners and Nepalis through the Internet,’ suggests Neupane.
The bride and groom should consult beforehand about what kind of dress to wear. If you want to take photos in different dresses, you should take an extra dress with you. Neupane says that if you want the photo to be a little more romantic, you should also bring flowers, umbrellas, balloons and other materials with you. The bride and groom should prepare to take photos that reflect their art and culture. When shooting a photo that reflects art, culture and customs, the next generation can also learn something by watching that photo video,” he says.
The bride and groom should also take care not to miss any of the wedding ceremony being caught on camera. Neupane says that the photographer should be assisted to capture everything from Swayamvar, applying vermilion to roasting lava and hiding shoes.
Best ideas for wedding photography.
The most important thing to make wedding photography good is to have a picture that reflects the customs and culture. The next generation gets a chance to see the picture and learn about the customs and traditions.
Some captions should also be kept on photos and videos. Which also explains relationships, love stories and customs. Neupane suggests that the video should include the feelings of the family members rather than just music and songs.
Lighting plays an important role in photography. Therefore, to make the picture more attractive, you should pay attention to what color and light to put in the background, what color clothes to wear.
Everyone wants to take an unforgettable picture with the married couple. So, if you don’t want to give time to everyone, it is better to shoot in a group. Try to capture all the guests on camera.
Neupane says, “If a pre-wedding photo shoot is done, on the day of the reception, that photo and video and the love story of the bride and groom can also be shown to the guests through a projector.” Which makes the wedding atmosphere more enjoyable.
How to make a difference?
When there is one community, the method and nature of marriage will be the same. Photography and videography are the same. But originality can be given special attention to make it different. Neupane says that if you copy what others have done, you will get the same picture.
If you take a photo video that reflects your originality, it will be a little different. Now it is customary to wear mehendi haldi and take photos, that is not our culture. It is our tradition to do Nanimukhi Shraddha on the day before the wedding,’ he says, ‘so if you give priority to your own rituals rather than imitating others, the photo and video will be different from others.’
What is the minimum cost of wedding photography?
If you want to do a wedding photo shoot only, the minimum fee for a day is 10,000 rupees. The minimum cost of a day for taking photos and videos is Rs. 25,000. Wedding photography does not cost the same. According to Neupane, the cost should vary according to the experience and skill of the photographer, how many days to shoot and what facilities are used. The highest price for a day is up to 1 lakh 50 thousand.