Wedding Outdoor prewedding photoshoots can be quite tricky in Singapore. Singapore’s sweat-inducing, trickling hot sun, and humid weather is bound to smudge your makeup when you move from one location to another. Now as a bride-to-be/groom-to-be, you definitely want to look your best for that few hours of wedding outdoor prewedding photoshoot already paid for.
Fixing spray/Loose Powder
Urban decay has got one of the best fixing sprays around, boasting a long-lasting fixing effect so your makeup stays throughout the day. A no. 1 on our list to bring around for a shoot on a hot day, for your groom-to-be too, so the pimple on his nose doesn’t pop up after the second or third picture.
A personal favourite, Innisfree’s no-sebum powder works as well as its name suggests. Hot, humid weather often leaves our faces gleaming with oil possibly enough to fry popcorn chicken, especially if you’ve got oily skin like me. The No-Sebum powder has been sitting in my makeup pouch since the day I started using makeup – it’s that good. And efficient! If your man’s forehead is starting to reflect the bright daylight, then you know it’s time. Pat the powder on, apply generously, and you’ll find your skin matte and baby smooth in no time. This will save you loads of time, money and effort in the post-editing of the wedding photos.
Tissue paper/ wet wipes
These little packets of blue and green come in handy not just for chope-ing tables, but also to wipe sweat la! For guys especially, you don’t want your neatly-waxed hair to be dripping with sweat, before your shirt starts to give off that funny smell and the shirt turns into a different colour in patches of wet. Use a tissue!!
Wet wipes, facial wipes, body wipes are great alternatives to prevent yourself from stinking up with the buckets of sweat you’ll be leaving behind in the Singaporean heat. Biore, Gatsby wipes are all good brands to start with and you can find them on Fairprice’s shelves for just a couple of dollars.
Mini portable fan
No seriously, you need it. In between breaks and changing outfits and waiting for your partner, it might be really hot and it won’t be long before you stomp the feet in frustration having exhausted the only packet of tissue you brought along. This is especially so for your wedding suits and wedding gowns.
Hair ties and bobby pins
You’d be surprised at how many different hairstyles a single hair tie and several bobby pins can bring out. Also good to pin up any messy hair, untrimmed fringe, or loose hair flying all over the place in strong wind.
Unpredictable weather can be a bit of a headache, especially for a paid photoshoot. You wouldn’t want to find yourself in a situation where it starts pouring the minute you set up at the location of the shoot! Always check the weather before setting off, check it even on the way to the location so you have time to do a double for back-up plans, or scoot off to other sheltered locations.
Hydration is important when you are out in the sunshine for hours on end. The Singaporean heat is a lethal killer, so be sure to keep hydrated everywhere you go! Certain locations like Coney Island and Botanic Gardens have water coolers too, so if you bring a bottle you might be able to get a refill even if they don’t sell any drinks in the vicinity.
Sunscreen / Insect repellant
Summer all year round, standing under the hot sun for a few hours on end can prove lethal when you return home to a peeling skin. Keep sunscreen in hand to keep up with that fair Fan Bing Bing skin too!
Venturing outdoors on a shoot can expose you to many elements of Mother Nature, and that means mosquitoes. Bring a repellant with you if you don’t want to curse through another sleepless night scratching the myriads of insect bites while you were outdoors shooting your pre-wedding photos.
A change of clothes
A fresh set of clothes is always useful when shooting outdoors. Hot and humid weather, sudden pouring rain can ruin outfits in an instant. Having a fresh set of clothes gets you nice and clean, and who knows, maybe you can even advance on with the second set of photographs at a completely different place with a different theme! Be sure to coordinate your spare outfits though, they come in handy when changing outfits for multiple different themed shoots in a day.
Small, easy to carry around props for a photo shoot are great. They add a touch of colour and life to your photographs. Small items like sunglasses, floral crowns, party poppers or even bubble soap will prove as great additions to the otherwise dull photographs.
And there you have it, 10 essentials to keep around on your pre-wedding photoshoot.