Hello, I am Petr, professional pre wedding and wedding photographer from Prague, born in the Czech republic. As a local Prague photographer I offer photo sessions for couples.
See my list of top Prague Places for Pre Wedding Photos. I offer “The best of Prague places”. The routes are in the center of Prague. They are the most favourite routes for pre wedding photo sessions and generally for people from abroad. I will guide you in a route proven by my experiences through streets of Prague, where you will see the most famous places of Prague.
We can change a route for your individual needs. Other recommended places are:
Don’t be afraid. Everyone says it. I am professional (pre)wedding photographer, so I work constantly with “normal people” who are not used to act as models. That is why my approach is easy and entertaining. It should be not much about posing, but rather about your good experience, real emotions and fun. Each couple is different and there are also some cultural differences, so my approach is individual and adapting to each couple as much as possible. I already took pictures of wonderful couples from all the world.
In my opinion, warm months Spring to Autumn are recommended. Winter can be nice with snow, but snowing is unpredictable and it is rather cool temperature in winter time. See average temperature in Prague during days:
No days are bad, but I am often busy in typical czech wedding days: Friday, Saturday and Sunday (I am professional wedding photographer). So I recommend days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday for cooperation with me.
Recommended time for photo session is early morning, starting with sunrise. It is the only time when center of Prague is not overcrowded by tourists. You can use your jet lag if possible – good way how not to be sleepy. Here you can find time of sunrise in Prague for your day.
Morning time is also good for light quality – the best direction of light is with low sun, so it is time around sunrise or sunset. Morning is much better for taking photos in center of Prague, because this is only time when streets are empty without people, rushing workers and crowds of tourists. An early morning is surely good choice if you prefer perfect photos rather than your sleeping comfort. Especially place around Prague Castle, Charles bridge and Old Town Square is overcrowded very soon. Some people are willing to take photos in the morning, but they fail, usually from these common reasons:
The morning is better than the evening. Preferred is sunrise. Reasons:
If it is mild rain, I am able to take pictures even in rainy conditions. Photos can be nice with raindrops, reflections in puddles and with mood of love in rainy day ;-) I recommend to take some umbrellas or I can take one big white umbrella for you. If it is heavy rain, we can discuss how to postpone our photoshoot to later time or to other days. If you are available more than one day for your photo session, maybe I am available too (probably not on Friday, Saturday and Sunday). When you are in Prague more days, book me for the first day of your stay, because then it is easier to postpone the photoshoot.
Night photoshoot can’t be done in any kind of rain, because it is necessary to use flashes and they don’t like water.
If you want to avoid long travelling through the city, choose the center. But it is the most expensive part of course. Public traffic is very cheap in Prague, if you want to use it, choose some place near the underground train station.
I can arrange make-up artist & hair-stylist (in one person) for you. She will come to your room in hotel or apartment. It takes two hours roughly. So it means you must wake up very early (recommended time for start of photo session is around sunrise). You should connect with her before your day, to communicate details directly with her.
You probably need a taxi service (like Uber) to come to the starting point. And to return to your hotel at the end of the session. But you don’t need any car during photo session. Center of Prague is rather small and it is comforable to go by foot. Longer photo sessions include places more far away from the center, so you can use cheap public transport or Uber or other taxi service for it.
Usually several hundred photos are created during the photo session. Some of them are test photos, some of them include your closed eyes or very similar photos to each other. I make a nice selection of the best photographs for you. It is about 1 selected photo per each 2 minutes of photo session (including walking from place to place).
Yes, it is possible to get unedited images in JPG format. I can send you unedited photos for extra 100 EUR. I don’t send original RAW format.
No, it will not be.
It is unusual thing – but: Yes, it is possible. But it would be only amateur video, I am photographer, not videographer. The resulted video will be unedited. In case of interest just inform me.
Wedding dress, gown, tuxedo, shoes… – depends on your needs. I do not offer clothes services, but you can use following services:
Whatever. It can be both formal and informal. Some couples are happy with their casual clothes, some couples bring wedding dress, wedding veil, tuxedo.
If you want to change your clothes, take the more formal clothes as the first one. The first part of photoshoot is more formal, in front of monumental historical buildings of important part of city. Than you can change your clothes to some informal clothes because we will go to the nature, parks and river.
Yes, the price in price-list can be final. However, you can pay for some extra services:
Official currency in the Czech republic is czech crown (CZK). But you can pay in euro currency (EUR) or in czech crowns (CZK).
Definitely yes. Prague is beautiful city with fantastic historical center, you will love it. Prices for local photographer in Prague are generally speaking lower in comparison to other surrounding countries in Europe.
Yes with pleasure, it would be a shame to hide nice photographs. I publish some selected photos for competition, presentation or educational purposes.
If you are not a model or a television moderator, you are not used to stay in front of a camera. Maybe you have never stayed as a model for a professional photographer. As written above, you can take pre wedding photo session as a training before your actual wedding day. You will see approach of a professional wedding photographer, so you will be more confident for your real wedding day and finally you can learn something from your prewedding photos, so you will see which expression or idea you like and you can be inspired by it for the wedding day.
Definitely prewedding photo shooting will be somehow different from your wedding photo shooting. Take it into your advantage, because you will have various photos! You can use informal clothes and lay down on a ground, lean against a tree or a wall, you don’t have to be afraid about cleanness of your clothes! You can do actions which are not possible in your wedding day. Enjoy it!
It is not good idea to hide photographer in a bush. Let’s say to your girlfriend you have hired photographer for a photo session, but don’t speak about proposal. She will prepare herself with nice make-up and dress (you know, girls really want to look beautiful in photos). Surprise your girlfriend at the end of the photo session with engagement ring!