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The trend of pre-wedding photoshoot came to India around 7-8 years and took the market by storm. The gorgeous and larger than life pictures which look as if they are a part of some big budget Bollywood movie. Having said that, getting a pre-wedding photo shoot done with all the props, dresses and professional equipment is not a cheap affair. The price range of a good quality shoot starts from tens of thousands rupees.
But simply hiring a photographer doesn’t complete the job, you need to have an idea of different pre-wedding shoot locations in Jaipur. All these places need to be grand and picturesque. So to help you out, we have personally crafted a list of 14 exotic locations in and around the royal city of Jaipur.
This gorgeous palace is built in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake and is one of the most preferred locations for pre-wedding video or photo shoot. Many couples capture alluring sunrise pictures on the banks of this heritage property. Or you can also capture gorgeous black silhouette images which looks beautiful and mysterious. And the best part, unlike many forts or palaces in Jaipur, you won’t have to pay any ticket charges for the photoshoot.
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Another heritage site which has not been discovered properly by many photographers for a pre-wedding shoot is the Maharaniyon Ki Chattriya. It is a memorial for the ladies of the royal family of Jaipur. The best time for a shoot is during the daytime when the sun’s natural light enhances the historical beauty of this place. At such kind of such locations, we recommend opting for traditional dresses like Nehru Jacket paired with Kurta and Pajama for the groom and a leheriya lehenga for the bride. Also, the ticket cost for entry at the memorial is INR 20 per person which is almost a negligible amount.
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Capturing out of the world pictures in a lake is pretty much possible in the city of Jaipur. During the summer season, the water levels at the Man Sagar lake are very low due to which dry patches of land are easily visible in between watery areas. So you can click magical evening and night pre-wedding photographs at this location. Trust us, you will be blown away by the pictures with both of you surrounded by water and simply lost in each other’s love.
White ground, sun rays, and colorful clothes; this combination will result in unparalleled pre-wedding photographs. This magical, white dessert is situated at a distance of 80 KM from Jaipur and is very well connected via highway. Use props like bright colored frames or colorful smoke shooters, and plan the photo shoot during daytime to capture naturally bright pictures.
This stepwell is the smaller version of Chand Baori (in Abhaneri). Such kind of ancient structures is ideal for stunning wedding photoshoots. This baori or kund is open for all and there are no charges (entry tickets or otherwise) for conducting pre-wedding shoots. Situated within a kilometer of iconic Amer Fort, you can also record a pre-wedding video entirely in this scenic area.
This 3-star hotel is loved by many photographers and couples for the rich heritage backdrop it provides which results in mind-blowing pre-wedding photographs. For such shoots in the palace, we recommend you and the fiance to dress up in western apparels i.e. a tuxedo suit and a ballroom gown. You can shoot during both day and night time. As it is a privately run hotel, we recommend calling in advance and inquire about any charges for such shoots.
Our list for top wedding photo shoot locations in Jaipur would be incomplete without including The Jaigarh Fort. It is situated just on the outskirts of the main Jaipur city, and the entry charges are also minimal, around INR 50 per person. Originally built by Jai Singh II in the year 1726 to protect Amer Fort, it is now a famous tourist spot which attracts visitors from all over the world. Huge structures, rugged walls, and beautifully maintained gardens weave’s gorgeous background for stellar photoshoots.
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Situated in the heart of Jaipur, this magnificent Indo-Saracenic structure is a quintessential choice for your pre-wedding photography. You can even add some drama by capturing flying birds in the frame as there are a lot of bird feeding areas outside the hall. And since it is a famous tourist destination, horse carriages are easily available on which both of you can sit, enjoy and get some awesome photographs clicked.
Famous for its large courtyards, opulence and the sheesh-mahal (mirror palace); Amer Fort or Palace is the most loved tourist destination of Jaipur. And it also tops the list of best pre-wedding shoot location in Jaipur. One of the best weather to shoot at this palace is during the monsoon when the entire landscape is enriched with lush-green plantations. Also, during the night time, the entire fort gets decked up with golden-yellow lights and creates a scenic backdrop for heavenly pictures. There is a ticket of INR 50 per person to enter the compounds of the palace.
This 4-star property is loved by all due to its lush green, well-maintained surroundings and exotic swimming pool. Pre-wedding photoshoots at such locations look simply magical during night-time with some artificial lighting thrown-in because of the jungle kind-of environment. Since it is a privately operated resort, we recommend calling to inquire about charges for conducting your pre-wedding shoot and avoid problems on the future date.
Also known as the Palace of Winds, this marvelous pink-red structure has often been made a part of national and international cinemas. So having your wedding photo shoot at this location is a MUST! It is situated in the heart of Jaipur city and can be reached very easily. Since the Hawa Mahal overlooks the main streets, you will need to conduct the photo shoot on the street itself. It may become a little awkward at the beginning, but trust us all the efforts will be worth the results. Also, it is totally free of cost without any entry charges.
These majestic and opulent series of gates situated at the entrance of Jawahar Circle Garden are a photographers paradise. The intricate and colorful Rajasthani artwork on the entire gateway looks beautiful in photographs. Also, you can shoot some awesome pictures in the well-maintained garden which covers an area of almost 3-4 kilometers. You can re-create some of the favorite moments from Indian movies. We recommend conducting the shoot during daytime as the sun will add natural lighting to the frame and photographs will bright-up beautifully.
Jaipur is filled with numerous heritage properties and each has its own charm. But Samode Palace takes royal elegance to another level. It is situated outside Jaipur around 40 kilometers and is nestled in the lap of beautiful Aravali Hills. Also, the palace is considered to be the finest example of Indian and Mughal architecture which will make all your pre-wedding pictures shine like a diamond. We highly recommend planning a trip to this exotic location and capture loving moments to cherish for your lifetime.
At at a distance of 30 kilometers from Jaipur (just an hour’s drive), this breathtaking property is situated in the town-city of Chomu. The main reason for the couples to have their pre-wedding shoot conducted here is the Sheesh and Darbar Mahal which add stars to the photographs. Ornate glasswork, intricate fresco work, crystal chandeliers, grand ceilings adorned with Indian-Mughal artwork makes every angle and frame a visual delight.
By Anushri Adhikary | 30 Apr, 2020
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