I thought maybe we would take some time in the morning before the wedding (and after other pujas) to take some photos together. BF says he is not sure he is comfortable with the idea a) because of tradition b) because he thought he'd see me for the first time at the wedding itself c) because where he lives no one has done that at any wedding he's been to. I really wanted to do those pictures before the wedding because we'd have time alone, my make up and hair wouldn't be a mess, and I would be calm without the hectic process to take pictures alone together. Plus, I considered it to be probably the only time we could have alone at all during the day and I'm sure there are some things I'd like to say to him or he'd like to say to me or at least, we'd just like to have that moment together before everything starts. He's not keen on the idea. I don't know many people who do this because of the whole issue of seeing eachother before the wedding when you're not meant to.
Tons of people take perfectly good photos after the wedding that don't look like crap and they're fine.
What are you guys doing? Maybe following tradition is best. I can keep my make up and hair person around for touch ups.