So we have covered quite a bit of areas of the pre-wedding photoshoot. From what to wear, props to use…the next one that I can think of is pre-wedding photoshoot locations. Do I go for historical locations, gardens and parks, or multiple locations? Its a question we all struggle with and rightly so. Its not like a pre-wedding photoshoot is something we do every year. Its a once in a lifetime thing, just like our wedding.
I am going to try my best to make this decision of choosing the right pre-wedding photoshoot location a little bit simpler for you guys. While Mumbai is tough to choose locations, you have some done to death options…Delhi on the other hand is filled with little gems. It helps that the city is so spread out, so rich in its history…that it makes for the perfect pre-wedding photoshoot destination.
You all know that I am fairly new to this city…its been 6 months now…and the one thing that I have done since moving here is explore the place. From busy market streets, to fancy cafes one can really experiment with their pre-wedding photoshoot locations here.
HISTORICAL LOCATIONS – FORTS, TOMBS ETC
#1 Neemrana Fort
Just outside the city, this fort is a stunning choice for a pre-wedding photoshoot. Every corner of the fort is worth clicking pictures in.
What you should know about Neemrana Fort:
It is expensive. Just entry charges last I recall was somewhere around 2k or something. Photography is definitely extra. Ideally if you love this place like really really much, I would suggest spend an evening there is possible and make full use of the premises…day, evening, night pre-wedding photography. Only then can you do justice to this place. I personally love the early morning and late evening shots. I think they have come out brilliantly.
Bright lehenga or floor length poofy anarkali
#2 Humayun’s Tomb
One of the most popular pre-wedding locations in Delhi. Almost anyone and everyone chooses this historical site for their pre-wedding photography. Nothing wrong in it…the place is beautiful. The compound is huge, and there are some many corners that you get your shots in. The architecture is stunning, giving you the perfect wide angle shots.
What you should know about Humayun’s Tomb:
Its always crowded. Shooting on a weekend is a complete no-no. You will see school buses, tourist buses, the place is jam packed. Also, bad crowd is a problem. You will have notorious boys just checking you out in true Delhi style, so be wary of that.
The good thing is there is no restriction on photography…and since the place is quite spread out…you can *try* and find yourself a corner to click some uninterrupted good shots. I really wonder how couples could manage the above shots, but maybe check with your photographer, they might be knowing of some secret way around this.
Anarkali or Saree – basically ethnic wear. Anything that looks royal.
#3 Agrasen ki Baoli – Connaught Place
Historically the place is known to be spooky, and if you look at it…it does have that scary feeling. If you want to do something different for your pre-wedding photoshoot…this ideally would be the best option to go for. Right in the heart of the city, its a lesser popular tourist spot, so you may just get away with some lone time to click some awesome pictures.
Keeping the spooky feel of the place, choose some bold one color outfit – a short dress maybe?
#4 Qutub Minar
The thing about Qutub Minar is that the its not just about the minar. The place has countless more architectural monuments that are stunning for a pre-wedding photoshoot backdrop. My favorite definitely has to be the pillars. You can come up with n number of poses and pictures at this very place.
Its also a crowded tourist place, so I would advice you not to go on weekends. Although weekdays are equally bad.
#5 Haus Khas Fort
This gorgeous historical site may be in ruins but that’s what makes it the perfect spot for a pre-wedding photoshoot. While Humayun’s Tomb & Qutub Minar may be quite popular and crowded, if you want a quiet place for your photoshoot, this may just fit the bill.
A flowy long skirt or a Maxi Dress in solid color
#6 Purana Qila
I don’t know why I have missed going to Purana Qila, but by the look of the pictures, it looks amazing doesn’t it? There are so many historical locations in Delhi, now that I am typing this post…I feel it would be nice to click at different locations as well. Its just that you need to figure out a way to manage time. I really don’t know how to choose a favorite location…they all have stunning shots.
Casual Ethnic Wear – Anarkali or a suit set with heavy dupatta.
#7 Safdurjung Tomb
Just how stunning is this shot in front of the Safdurjung Tomb. A must take shot, I am always a twirl fan and this picture has just captured the couple with the backdrop perfectly.
Ethnic or a flowy gown.
#8 Jamali Kamali (Mehrauli Archaeological Park)
I had a tough time finding any pre-wedding photoshoot pictures at Mehrauli Archaeological Park (Jamali Kamali). Seems like this is probably not all that popular which is perfect for a quiet uninterrupted photoshoot session.
Ethnic Wear works best in historical places. There is something about old world charm, where you have the backdrop to look as royal as you can. I think throughout these 8 choices of pre-wedding locations, you shouldn’t waste the opportunity of wearing something regal, something that you normally wouldn’t wear on a daily basis.
Do you know of any other historical location in Delhi for pre-wedding photoshoot?