Wedding season is in full swing, and it is high time you, dear readers and future newlyweds, took a closer look at my new wedding photography in Prague. In this post, we speak about people who come to the Czech Republic in April to get a photo shooting and spend their engagement in Europe.
This year there are a lot of couples from all over the world, but Prague has become more and more popular with lovers from Asia: China, Singapore, and Macau. The latter can’t but admire every stone on the pavement and are willing to be photographed against the background of every building and monument.
The matter is that most of them live in megalopolises with the times where there’s no place for historical and mono-functional buildings. This is why the Czech Republic and other European countries appeal to honeymooners and lovers from Asia.
They like celebrating their engagement in Prague and arranging a photo shoot in wedding dresses a few months or even a year before the official wedding ceremony so that beautiful photos are ready before the great moment. For example, Russian couples combine such a photo shoot with their honeymoon, while the newly-married teams from America and Britain have no specific date. So everyone is his own master.
Our new heroes
Angela and Lin flew in to spend their honeymoon in Europe from distant Hong Kong. More precisely, only Angela flew in as Lin worked as an engineer at the car factory “Volkswagen” in Wolfsburg. So he enjoyed the trip to the full. What can be better than driving your car on the German Autobahn and dreaming of a meeting with your soulmate in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe – won’t you feel pleased?
All this took place in spring, which kept on surprising us: it teased us with the warm weather, then threw us into contrast sprays and, in addition to these, sprinkled with snow. Then, finally, it was the beginning of April, and we met with small hail, snow, tremendously beautiful clouds, a stormy wind, and a cloudless blue sky during our photo shoot.
It’s typical for the rain in Prague to stop; in most cases, it happens in 15 minutes. Having made more than 300 photo shoots, I was “lucky” to work in the rain only once or twice, so I took the weather in my stride. It’s quite another matter with brides — 99.9 percent of them torture themselves worrying about the weather — what if it starts raining? It’s not a problem!
I keep repeatedly saying that you should never worry about the weather. It would cost millions of dollars to imitate a studio’s weather and lighting effects. In our case, the scenery changed every 30 minutes and was free of charge — it is a dream of every photographer!
In most cases, the pre-wedding photography in Prague for couples from Asia is divided at least into two parts. It all depends on the number of clothes they take with them. Girls usually take two dresses with them: a white wedding dress and a beautiful evening gown. Angela and Lin were no exception.
Vysehrad Castle is one of the most exciting places in Prague. You can get there without any problem as there’s a station of the same name Vysehrad on the red line of the Prague Metro.
This monument of the Middle Ages is considered to be one of the most impressive sights in Prague. Unfortunately, despite its importance and beauty, most visitors to the city pass Visegrad; it’s probably explained by the fact that the center of the Czech capital offers a lot of places that are worth seeing too. Therefore, it’s impossible to visit a significant number of the areas of interest in Prague in one trip.
Photo shooting in Vysehrad
We killed two birds with one stone: we enjoyed walking about these sights of Prague. Unfortunately, we caught weather conditions that only emphasized our couple’s beauty and harmony with gothic and medieval facades. Angela and Lin were impressed by the views of Prague; they couldn’t imagine that a simple cloudy morning in Prague could be so beautiful.
The weather served our needs as the streets stayed empty long after the day had started. However, some couples strolling in Vysegrad could not prevent us from doing interesting pre-wedding photography in Prague.
Being a wedding photographer in Prague, I started the second day early in the morning as usual, while the city was still sleeping. This is a magical time when you can plunge into creativity. The flight of fancy, emotions, and unspeakable beauty of my couple allowed me to open the chakras and create. Each photo had its mood!
Prague at dawn
During the training at the photography school, beginners and colleagues always ask me — how do I manage to get such colors and catch famous places wholly or almost empty? The answer to this question is obvious — sleep less.
Having enjoyed the first hours of a new day, Angela, Lin, and I ran along Mala Strana and headed for the lovers’ favorite place in Prague – the Charles Bridge.
Charles Bridge – the most romantic place for kissing
Any famous model can be envious of the very old Bridge in Prague. Each day the Charles Bridge attracts millions of people: tourists and the citizens can’t help admiring the beauty and harmony of this Bridge. Its history is full of legends and myths. According to one of them, a kiss on the Charles Bridge will be the sweetest in your life. Ready to check it at your engagement in Prague? Welcome!
Although it’s early morning, Charles Bridge already lives his own life. Someone is in a hurry to work, and others walk along the statues that are looking at you from a height of several meters. The most famous sculpture on the Bridge is dedicated to John of Nepomuk, who, under the pain of death, did betray his oath and didn’t disclose the secrets of the confession. For this, he paid with his own life. That’s why now he is considered the patron of all lovers. People all over the world walking along the Charles Bridge stop to make a wish.
We met on such a beautiful morning on the Charles Bridge.
In fact, to say that Prague is a very romantic city is buttery butter. I draw your attention to this part of our pre-wedding photography in Prague on purpose. In Prague, as in other towns, there are unique places where you can throw yourself into romance. Kampa quay is among them. Early in the morning, you can feed swans here and meet a new day enjoying the view of the Charles Bridge.
The citizens of Prague uniquely treat swans. In my childhood, I always saw ads at the quay saying not to feed these white birds as they could get used to it and wouldn’t be willing to fly to the warm countries for winter. However, everything is different in the Czech capital.
In several places, you can find an ad written in the first person in 3 languages, including Russian, which tells how good the swans are and what they prefer to eat. I’m for regular meals with these wonderful birds and the samples of loyalty, which perfectly complement the romantic views of the Charles Bridge and the Old Town.
Prague Iconic Views
It goes without saying that we can get the best view of any city from the hills. Panoramas are always impressive and breathtaking, and in Prague, they are also complemented by authentic red roofs. Any citizen of a large modern metropolis, whether Hong Kong, Moscow, or New York, can’t stay indifferent when the whole old town with its small streets, red roofs, bridges, and trams lies open before him.
Prague Castle is one of the best observation decks with the most impressive views. If you go up the hill a bit earlier but not along a beaten track, you take a chance to become the only observer in this place, and Prague will be for you and only for you. We did this, as you have already noticed and seen in the photos of Angela and Lin.
Mala Strana, Petrin Hill, the Vltava, and the famous Prague bridges are below us! Having seen this beautiful couple, despite all the forecasts, the weather brightened us with warm and so rare in Prague spring sun rays.
That was Angela and Lin’s April engagement shooting in Prague. Do you like the style of the pictures you could get from a professional wedding photographer in Prague?