Tips For Wedding Day Makeup

When you think of your wedding, the first thing you’d imagine is wanting to spend time with your loved ones. You’re thinking about those gorgeous bridal portrait pictures and the magical twirl in your outfit. However, there are many things that make a bride, from outfits to perfect jewellery to the spot on makeup and hair! But, even though you do have trials (yes, please always take a trial for your wedding day look!), there are certain things that you get to see on your wedding day only.Wedding-Photographer-Agra So, even though you think you’re prepared, we, as always, have put together a list of all the things you need to know when it comes to getting your wedding day hair and makeup done

Be on time for your makeup

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So, you’ve had your trial and you know it’ll take an hour or so. But on your wedding day, it can take much longer. Keep at least an hour’s buffer between your getting ready time and the time you need to arrive at the venue. This not only will give you chances to check and double check your makeup, but when you see everything’s in place, it will also serve as a small window in which to grab a bite or have a refreshing drink.

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Makeup, blouse, hairstyle, lehenga, dupatta – that’s the sequence! Makeup needs to get started first. And hairstyle always after the blouse is on. Now these may seem like obvious choices but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you may remember it during the mayhem of the wedding day. So we suggest, make a point of it and keep it saved up on your phone under – “things to keep a check of on wedding day!”.

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Your makeup artist and hairstylist would love to hear your feedback and won’t take offense if you have a change to make in the look that they have suggested. If you find something too bold or too subtle, be open in telling the professional instead of just going with it (after all, your unhappiness is visible in pictures). In the most extreme case, you can also get your look redone (time permitting, of course).

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If you don’t feel comfortable or believe you haven’t gotten your money’s worth, feel free to speak up. 

Wash your hair a night before the chaos

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Don’t forget to ask your hairstylist if you’re supposed to wash your hair a night prior or not. It depends entirely on the style that you have shortlisted for your wedding day. If you’re planning to style your hair in curls or waves, freshly washed hair can be too slick so the night before wash gives you a little extra natural grip and hold. If you’re just planning a blow dried style for yourself,  it might not be necessary.

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Getting ready might actually be the only time you get to yourself (while the others are working on you). So take that time, reflect on yourself and yourself only and focus on looking and feeling your best! After all, this is the day you’ve dreamed of since forever!

Best locations for pre wedding shoot in Agra

Here are some of the best locations for pre wedding shoot in Agra.

1.Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal, The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan in 1631, to be built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died on 17 June that year, while giving birth to their 14th child. Shah Jahan’s grief after the death of Mumtaz Mahal illustrates the love story held as the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

2. Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983, the Agra fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. The 94-acre fort has a semicircular plan, its chord lies parallel to the river Yamuna and its walls are seventy feet high. Double ramparts have massive circular bastions at intervals, with battlements, embrasures, machicolations and string courses. Four gates were provided on its four sides, one Khizri gate opening on to the river.

3. Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra

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Akbar’s Tomb is the tomb of the Mughal emperor Akbar. It was built in 1605–1613 by his son Jahangir and is situated in 119 acres of grounds in Sikandra, a sub of Agra, Uttar Pradesh,India. Akbar planned the tomb and selected a suitable site for it. After his death, Akbar’s son Jahangir completed the construction in 1605–1613 it took 3 or 4 years to complete. It is located at Sikandra, in the suburbs of Agra, on the Mathura road (NH2), 8 km west-northwest of the city center. About 1 km away from the tomb, lies , the tom b of Mariam-uz-Zamani, wife of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the mother of Jehangir.

4. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri is a town in the Agra District of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city itself was founded as the capital of Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar, serving this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and was later completely abandoned in 1610. The khanqah of Sheikh Salim Chishti existed earlier at this place. Akbar’s son Jahangir was born at the village of Sikri in 1569 and that year Akbar began construction of a religious compound to commemorate the Sheikh who had predicted the birth. After Jahangir’s second birthday, he began the construction of a walled city and imperial palace here. The city came to be known as Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory”, after Akbar’s victorious Gujarat campaign in 1573.In my opinion these are some of the best location for pre wedding shoot in Agra and near by locations.

Pre-Wedding Photographer Agra

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Gone are the days where you used to just wear pretty clothes and get your pre –wedding shoot done under the trees. Pre-wedding shoots now have a lot of thought that goes into it from both the couple and the Pre-Weddng Photographer.Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

The one idea that we believe for pre-wedding shoots is ‘personalised photography’. What we mean by that is that we want to create images with the couples that will resonate with them even 25 years the line. The theme for each pre-wedding shoot under personalised is different as every couple has their own love story. So be it the first café they met in or under one tree that they stole their first kiss at, the images should convey a story for the couple. With weddings getting more personalised and intimate in 2021, we think that this theme will work brilliantly this year and will always be a classic!Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

Couples are opting for more natural settings. Also, in the world of social media where they want to upload their images as soon as possible online, they want something that is more relevant to the online space. Instagram styled shoots are therefore trending. Fun captions and romantic quotes embedded in the background of these images is what couple are opting for.Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

Couples are aiming to extend their personalities in pre-wedding shoots rather than doing something that is not to their taste. They want the photographer to capture their personalities as it is or even their hobbies. Maybe it be cooking together in their new kitchen, baking or even working out together. Couples are no longer worried or scared to show themselves as un-glamorous. That trend is slowly fading away!Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

Couples are opting for a more natural feel/vibe during their pre wedding portrait session. We foresee less of props and more of emotion and natural moments. Idea is to capture the couple in their natural element instead is making them uncomfortable and conscious. Also travelling to places away from cities – beaches, forests, palaces will be more in trend.Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

We try to shoot outdoors in beautiful locations so that we can capture the couple and also do justice to the beautiful locations. Unlike earlier couples are now open to experimentation for their pre wedding shoots. The conventional posing and outfits are now all bygones and couple love to do musical videos with a unique concept around their shoots personalized according to their likes! Conceptual shoots definitely are going to be a huge trend this year and we totally anticipate more of musical videos and conceptual shots in 2021.Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra

Couples are getting more real and are not afraid to express this side of them. Pre-wedding shoots are becoming more and more personal by the day. Couples take this time and opportunity to express what they feel for each other or even say it through a gesture in the shoot. For example, this couple choose to exchange their vows in such a beautiful and natural setting while we were shooting them!Pre-Wedding-Photographer-Agra