Photographing couples is such a great market. There is just something about capturing the love that two people share for each other. Whether you are taking engagement photos or capturing a milestone anniversary, the couple will look back on these photos for the rest of their lives.
You want to make sure that you capture the couple exactly how they hope to be photographed so they come back to you anytime they need other photos taken. You want to take the time to understand and get to know the couple together... what they enjoy doing together, their hobbies, and even unique places around the city that mean something special to them. All of these things will help you plan a perfect portrait session that will be personalized for that specific couple.
When you are actually at the portrait session taking their photos, you have to keep the couple comfortable to be sure they are relaxed. If they seem nervous or stiff, it will come across in the photos. The Posing Guide For Couple Portraits, a BP4U guide written by Beth with ENV Photography, gives some great tips to help make the couple feel comfortable with icebreakers and awkward posing fixes and more. Today, we are going to share 2 of those tips with you below!
1. Have some ice breakers ready.
You want to have some fun jokes or goofy faces ready to break the nervousness and make the couple laugh. Tell jokes, trip over things... do whatever it takes to get your couple laughing and relaxed. Another fun ice breaker that Beth talks about doing herself in this guide is having the couple nose-wrestle. After rubbing noses together, the couple is sure to be laughing and much more ready to smile big and take some great photos!
2. Work with awkward poses.
Sometimes a pose that you love from a previous couple portrait session just does not look right with the couple you are currently photographing. That is okay! Be confident in what you are doing and just try and adjust the couple to make it more natural - or even watch how they normally move and interact with one another and go with something new.
The one thing you do not want to do is make the couple feel discouraged. Once they realize that something is not working or looking right, they may get tense or agitated which does not help the rest of the shoot and will make them feel uncomfortable. Even if the pose is not working, take a few photos and just go with it without saying it looks funny so they stay comfortable.
If you love these 2 great tips on making a couple feel comfortable during portraits and want to see even more, you must get the Posing Guide For Couple Portraits today! In this 209 page guide, you will get tons of pose ideas as well as tips on finding the perfect location, pricing and even post processing. For only $49.99 (regularly $249.99) you can get this awesome guide today!
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