Couples Photo Shoots 101

Excited yet nervous for your couples photo shoot?

Let’s take a minute to sit down and plan out a few things to make your photo shoot go as smoothly as possible. The best couples photographers will instinctively know how to get the best photo. However, the more you know about what you want and how to feel comfortable in front of the camera, the better the chance of being truly happy with the result.

Poses For a Couples Photo Shoot

A good couples photographer will be able to kindly guide you into poses that are aesthetically pleasing and tell a story. However, we know couples photo shoots can feel intimidating. You want great photos that you will be proud to share with family and friends for years to come. For this reason, we are going to give you a little insight into the kind of poses you can do to help you tell your story.

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Tender Couples Photo Shoot Poses

Pucker up. Kissing photos are a quick way to convey your intimacy and fondness of each other. The trick to this couples photo shoot pose is to capture that brief moment naturally and with grace. No one wants to see faces clumsily smashed onto one another. Help your photographer by kissing slowly. To further highlight the emotional moment, take a minute to look at each other before you kiss. This will help you to take in the moment and create a kissing photo that is sweet and elegant.

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Comfortable Couples Photo Shoot Poses

The comfy cuddling pose may just be what you are looking for to represent your relationship. Don’t be shy around your photographer. Put your arms around each other as you would usually. Allow yourself to get comfortable. The best couples photographers will appreciate the authenticity and be able to guide you from there to create a pose that is the most flattering. One partner resting a hand or head on the others’ chest tells a lot without doing too much. One partner embracing the other from behind can show the protective and kind characteristics of your relationship. If you want to portray how you rest and protect each other, the cuddling pose may be your best bet.

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Simple Couples Photo Shoot Poses

We are a fan of simple poses for couples photoshoots. These poses let the couple show their true, loving colors in day to day activities. You can request a walking photo from your photographer if it hasn’t already been suggested. Here you can talk as you usually would with your partner while walking away or towards the camera. You can either hold hands or not. Try to talk about something that will naturally bring smiles and loving looks from you and your partner.

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Fun Couples Photo Shoot Poses

If you and your partner share a lively, fun relationship, try shooting your photo while dancing. This can portray the loving and happy relationship you have for years to come. If you are nervous about how you look while dancing, don’t be. A good couples photographer will take enough photos from good angles to get a shot that will make you and your partner happy.

Whatever poses you choose, try to ignore the camera. The best photos are taken when the couple is naturally engaged and at ease with one another.

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Cute Couples Photo Ideas

If you are looking for fun couples photoshoot ideas, you need to think creatively about your style and theme. Couple’s photoshoot themes can stem from the reason behind the photoshoot. If you are engaged, the photo might revolve around the showing of the engagement band(s). If you are celebrating an anniversary, there might be a specific number you would like hidden or displayed in your photo.

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Add Your Own Personality

Regardless of the reason, a way to add a little personality is by, simply, showing your personality. If you both are adventurers, you can show that through your photo by the activity you are doing, the clothes you wear, and the backdrop of your photo. If you both love dogs, have your dog join the photo. Allow yourself to think outside of the box and list shared interests between the two of you. This is key to creating unique couples photography.

Decide the style you want to have now. A good couples photoshoot style should represent the relationship you have. Not every style will work for every couple out there. First, decide if you want a cozy, at-home photoshoot or if you would rather “get dressed up” for your couple’s photos. From there, cultural customs may determine the clothing you wear or your personal, daily style.

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Choose a Color Scheme

It’s a good idea to talk with your partner about a preferred color palette for your couple’s photography. You can either pick a favorite color or a bunch of colors that work well together. Here is where you need to have good communication with your partner to be sure that you both have picked out outfits that will complement one another.

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Be Yourself

Don’t be afraid to embrace the style you love in your daily life; your photos don’t have to look like everyone else’s. Of course, it is important to wash and iron clothing before the photoshoot. You may want to remember your style in that time of your life, but no one wants to remember a coffee-stained shirt.

Couples Photo Shoot Ideas


Best Couples Photographers In Your Area

If you need a skilled couples photographer in Arizona, California, Oregon, or Washington state, send us a message and we can see how we can help make your dreams a reality. Signature Wedding Photography offers the best couples photography for those looking for quality photos that capture true emotion and connection.

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