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December 13th, 2023

How to Plan the Perfect Couple Photoshoot

couple photoshoot can be tricky to arrange, especially when you want it to be just right. That’s why we have taken the liberty of writing down a few tips and tricks on how to enjoy your amazing couple photo session with your other half without any hassle so that you’ll smile even without having to say, well, you know, that cheesy word.

Follow These Steps to Nail Your Next Couple Photo Session

Capturing the perfect couple photo session is a delightful blend of artistry, emotion, and planning. Whether you’re celebrating a special milestone or simply want to freeze a moment in time, these steps will help you elevate your couple photos to a whole new level. From choosing the right location to coordinating outfits and embracing genuine connections, each element plays a crucial role in creating lasting memories that reflect your unique love story. So, let’s embark on a journey of creativity and connection as we delve into the essential steps that will ensure you nail your next couple photo session with grace and style.

Step #1

Choose the location that fits your expectations

The idea of location doesn’t only affect what will be behind you on your lovely new romantic pictures. It will have an effect on your mood, mindset and eventually, on the way, you’ll feel and look in the photos. If you are an easygoing, party-loving couple, you might enjoy an open lively place or a busy city street in Thailand. If you want to feel the romance and love in the air or you’re planning to take some engagement photos, a lovely hidden garden like the ones in Paris might be more of your thing. Enjoying luxury? No problem. A chateau or a top hotel may be just the right couple photoshoot ideas for you.

Whatever your wish may be, feel free to tell your personal photographer. They are, after all, professionals, and they know their cities really, really well. Some locations can be tricky, as some park gardens and public spaces can be temporarily shut or even prohibit commercial photography, so it is always a good idea to discuss your thoughts with our pros in advance.

And trust us, there’s nothing more pleasing to a professional photographer, then taking pictures of a really happy couple at a place they like.

Couple’s photoshoot by Antonio, Localgrapher in Mexico City

Step #2

Choose the right time of the day (year)

Not only the place but also the time of the day can work wonders and move your photoshoot session up that tiny little notch that makes all the difference. It is always worth it planning your couple photo shoot either in the morning or in the afternoon. The light really does its magic in what they call the “golden hour”. This is the time when the photos work out best, creating a warm and attractive vibe thanks to the angled sunlight.

The mornings give you the possibility to avoid all the tourists the day will bring. By the way, meeting a friendly photographer early in the morning – who even knows the city really well – will also mean loads of useful tips on what to see during your stay. The evening photo session, on the other hand, can offer more of a romantic feel, with the setting sun creating an irreplaceable atmosphere – perfect for some romantic engagement photos.

Oh and another little trick!

Whenever you get the chance, try and book your couples photoshoot during working days. This will help you avoid the tourist crowds even more (wink, wink).

Couple’s photoshoot by Amedee, Localgrapher in Taichung

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Step #3

Decide What to Wear to be the Perfect Pair

The general rule of thumb is very simple here: Wear whatever makes you feel good and comfy. This does not necessarily mean bringing your favorite baggy pajamas around the world with you, but wearing anything brand new isn’t the best idea either. New clothes can make you feel uneasy or lose confidence, which is the last thing you want for your couple photo shoot. Also, unless you want to show off your newest brand collection, a no-logo, and brand mark policy is a way to go.

Start with the shoes

As every fashion guru knows, shoes are always a good place to start. Wearing a sleek, but comfortable pair has never hurt anyone and photoshoots are no exceptions. Having said that, if you want to enjoy a really relaxed or romantic session, bare feet can create an intimate, loving atmosphere. This does depend on your location, however, so it is always a good idea to harmonize your background with your outfit. After all, you wouldn’t really wear a relaxed Hawaiian shirt to a concert hall, right? A tweed jacket at a beach would also look a bit out of place but might look just right in the city center.

Couple’s photoshoot by Yoshi, Localgrapher in Nara

Experiment with more outfits

If time is not the issue for your couple photoshoot, it’s always best to bring along two or three outfit combinations and try out what works best for you.

Last but not least, you are a couple; so thinking about matching outfits is definitely in order. But trust us, wearing exactly the same clothes has never helped. It is a good idea not to clash, so maybe hinting the same color in different shades could be the way to go. Subtleness is the word to remember here.

Couple’s photoshoot by Edwin, Localgrapher in Hallstatt

Less makeup, more comfort

Talking about shades, resist the urge to put on more make-up than you would on any other day. Not only will it make you uncomfortable, but it can also negatively affect your photo expressions. If you want to move the couple photoshoot up another level, ask us about a professional make up artist, who will always find a suitable solution.

Couple’s photoshoot by Nadia, Localgrapher in Colmar

Step #4

Resolve the Eternal Issue of How to Pose

There are many ways to approach posing on your couple photoshoot. You can get a set of formal photographs, which will look great and representative even in 50 years. Or get some breathtakingly romantic couple photos, even taken paparazzi style, as if the photographer weren’t even there. It’s all up to your personal style, all up to your preference. The Localgrapher professionals can always help you choose the ideal style for a particular location, but if you have a preferred pose or activity, all the better. After all, this is you expressing yourself.

A way to go could be imagining yourself in your own photo book and visualizing your exact ideal photo set. Then tell your personal photographer about your vision and they can make it happen just the way you want it.

Couple’s photoshoot by Bee, Localgrapher in Seville

Extra Tip

Shooting in the Rain

If the weather forecast seems a bit too unfortunate, no worries. Couples photoshoot in a charming light drizzle can make your photos absolutely unforgettable. The tender electricity and mystery in the air really do come through. A photo session just before a dramatic storm will have its magic too, the light playing a once in a lifetime role. If the clouds are too heavy, however, you can always contact your photographer and reschedule your session for some other time.

The most important thing about the whole photoshoot is you and your beloved another half. So, there’s no need to worry too much and stress out about the whole thing, just be yourself and the Localgrapher professionals will already know what to do. You are here to make your memories last forever and to have a reminder of your trip that will last a lifetime. And believe us, when you share those memories with friends and family, they will definitely wish it had been them smiling in those pictures.,

Couple’s photoshoot by Anna, Localgrapher in Brussels


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Let’s Sum up the Must-Haves of the Perfect Couple Photo Shoot…

Creating the perfect couple photoshoot involves more than just pointing a camera and saying “cheese.” It’s a blend of artistry, planning, and emotion that culminates in beautiful images capturing the essence of your love story.

1.) Make your location count

Choose a place you would normally enjoy seeing, have fun there and spend some time with your loved one, while our photographer makes the fun last forever.

2.) Plan your photo shoot for the mornings or afternoons

The light works best and you definitely won’t regret it. After all, who wants to smile when they’re all sleepy after that hearty lunch and in the middle of all those tourists, right?

3.) Ask for a local photographer’s advice

Feel free to ask your photographer about some handy local tips, they’ll always be happy to help.

4.) Aim for good couple vibes

Try not to wear anything brand new or anything that would clash with your partner. If you’re shooting in a city center, it might be a good idea to leave your most whimsical shirt at the hotel, for once.

5.) Your way is the best way!

Choose your favorite way of shooting and have it exactly how you want it. If you like posing, go ahead. If you don’t, you can even have your session done in the paparazzi style and enjoy that celebrity feeling we all want to have sometimes.

6.) Don’t be afraid of dramatic weather

Shooting in the rain or dramatic weather can be very romantic and your photos can be just brimming with the atmosphere. If the weather is too poor, though, contact your photographer and talk about another date.

7.) Don’t be afraid to ask for help

The photographer is here to make you feel happy and get you some amazing photos. If you have any issues, just ask them for help and they’ll already know what to do.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Couple Photoshoots

Considering a couple photoshoot? It’s a fantastic way to celebrate your love, capture precious moments, and create lasting memories. However, as you prepare for this memorable experience, you’re bound to have questions. In this guide, we address the frequently asked questions about couple photoshoots, offering valuable insights and tips to help you plan the perfect session.

FAQ #1

What is a couple photoshoot, and why should I consider having one?

A couple photoshoot is a professional photography session that focuses on capturing the love, connection, and moments between two individuals in a relationship. It’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and beautiful images that celebrate your relationship.

Couple's photoshoot by Chiara, Localgrapher in Palermo

Couple’s photoshoot by Chiara, Localgrapher in Palermo

FAQ #2

How do I choose the right location for our couple photoshoot?

Consider locations that are meaningful to your relationship or reflect your personalities. Popular options include natural settings like parks, beaches, or forests, as well as urban backdrops like cityscapes. Your photographer can also suggest suitable locations based on your preferences.

Couple's photoshoot by Viktor, Localgrapher in Krakow

Couple’s photoshoot by Victor, Localgrapher in Krakow

FAQ #3

What should we wear for our couple photoshoot?

Coordinate your outfits to create a cohesive look. Avoid overly clashing colors or busy patterns, and opt for clothing that complements each other. Choose outfits that make you feel comfortable and confident, and consider the style that suits the mood you want to convey, whether it’s formal, casual, or somewhere in between.

Couple's photoshoot by Hoa, Localgrapher in Ninh Binh

Couple’s photoshoot by Hoa, Localgrapher in Ninh Binh

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FAQ #4

How do we find the right photographer for our couple photoshoot?

Select a professional photographer whose style aligns with your vision. View their portfolio, and chat with them prior to your photoshoot to discuss your ideas and preferences. It’s crucial to have good communication and a rapport with your photographer.

Couple's photoshoot by Theodoro, Localgrapher in Dublin

Couple’s photoshoot by Theodoro, Localgrapher in Dublin

FAQ #5

What can we do to feel more comfortable in front of the camera?

To feel at ease during the photoshoot, focus on being yourselves and embracing natural interactions. Trust your photographer’s guidance, engage in genuine conversations, share laughter, and cherish intimate moments. A skilled photographer will help create a relaxed atmosphere.

Couple's photoshoot by Riccardo, Localgrapher on Lake Como

Couple’s photoshoot by Riccardo, Localgrapher on Lake Como

FAQ #6

When is the best time of day for a couple photoshoot?

The “golden hour,” which occurs during early morning or late afternoon, offers soft, flattering light that enhances your photos. Avoid midday when the sunlight can be harsh and create unflattering shadows. Timing may also depend on your chosen location and the photographer’s availability.

Couple's photoshoot by Matteo, Localgrapher in Siena

Couple’s photoshoot by Matteo, Localgrapher in Siena

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FAQ #7

How long does a typical couple photoshoot session last?

The duration of a couple photoshoot can vary but typically lasts between 30 minutes to 2 hours. However, it depends on your preferences, the location, and the package you’ve booked.

Couple's photoshoot by Theodoro, Localgrapher in Dublin

Couple’s photoshoot by Theodoro, Localgrapher in Dublin

FAQ #8

What should we bring to the photoshoot?

Besides your outfits, consider bringing props or items that are significant to your relationship, such as a blanket, flowers, or personal mementos. Your photographer can help incorporate these elements into the shoot to add a personal touch.

Couple's photoshoot by vittorio, Localgrapher in Cefalú

Couple’s photoshoot by Vittorio, Localgrapher in Cefalú

FAQ #9

Can we include pets or children in our couple photoshoot?

Yes, you can include pets or children if they are an important part of your relationship. Inform your photographer in advance so they can plan accordingly and capture candid moments with your loved ones.

Family photoshoot by Simone, Localgrapher in Lucca

Family photoshoot by Simone, Localgrapher in Lucca

FAQ #10

How long will it take to receive our edited photos after the shoot?

The turnaround time for edited photos can vary depending on the photographer’s workload and their editing process. Typically, you can expect to receive your final photos within a few weeks to a couple of months after the photoshoot. With Localgrapher, it is always within 4 working days unless it’s specified otherwise prior to your photoshoot.

Couple's photoshoot by Ferry, Localgrapher in Ubud

Couple’s photoshoot by Ferry, Localgrapher in Ubud

Enjoy your couple photo shoot session and have a blast! The whole thing is, after all, meant to be a celebration of your relationship and happiness. So let those teeth show and have a good time!

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