Need some inspiration for your next couple photo shoot? Here are 20 photo shoot ideas to bring out the most romantic scenes — from home sessions to round-the-world adventures.
Get ready to put your finger on the shutter because sparks are about to fly.
01. Home Sweet Home
There are many grand locations to photograph couples, but sometimes home is the best place to do it — after all, home is where the heart is. Take photos at their favorite spots around the house for a sentimental feel.
02. Cinematic Sunsets
As the sun sets in the horizon, capture the couple in love surrounded by soft light and sprawling skies. Try silhouettes to create dramatic scenes straight out from a movie.
03. The Perfect Date
Relive the thrill of their first few dates! Follow the couple’s favorite date routines or have them do something fun and exciting. Try theme parks for a bubbly vibe or a picnic at the park for a relaxing feel.
04. Young, Wild, and Free
Tap into your subjects’ playful side and let them have fun like teenagers. Have them do quirky poses and make each other laugh — if you want photos of them with huge grins on their faces, this will do the trick.
05. Dark and Moody
Show a different vibe to their romance with a dark and moody theme. Instead of warm smiles and sweet touches, have them do serious poses and capture the cool intensity of a long simmering love.
06. Dress Up
Having the couple wear matching themed outfits and letting them be whoever they want to be can free them from any inhibitions. It’s also easier to pick a location and pose your subjects with a specific theme in mind.
07. Whimsical Wonder
Capture a world where only the two of them seem to exist. Find whimsical places and take photos of the couple from afar to emphasize the illusion.
08. Out in the Wilderness
Explore the more adventurous side of your subjects and shoot in the wilderness. These images don’t just make you swoon, they also inspire insatiable wanderlust and get you scenic views everywhere.
09. Little Details
For the camera shy couple, capture the little things that show their love for one another. It may not be as expressive as looking into each other’s eyes but it’s a meaningful take on the small moments that make their relationship what it is.
10. Beach Buddies
Shooting at the beach can be both a fun, casual affair and a romantic one, especially during sunset. Crashing waves and colorful sunset skies make a perfect backdrop for the loving couple.
Long-exposure photography can be difficult to execute, but it’s definitely worth all the effort. Make sure you’re ready to shoot in low light! Get starry-eyed with couple shots against the stars and the night sky.
12. Hand in Hand
Holding hands is more than just a display of affection, it’s also a gesture of support and unity. Capture the couple holding hands in different situations — it may not be as visually expressive as hugs and kisses, but it’s just as intimate and powerful.
13. Music Lovers
Remember the saying: “Where words fail, music speaks?” Even though you can’t hear music in photos, you can feel the connection it creates from person to person. Ask the couple to jam to their favorite music and shoot away.
14. Lost At Sea
Take it a step further and venture out into sea for some magical images. Get your gear prepared for underwater shots! It’s also a great opportunity to take stunning drone photos of the vast expanse of water surrounding the couple.
Books can be great visual tools for photo shoots. You can find books with appropriate titles and use them to convey a message or a mood.
16. City Lights
Cityscapes can be as mesmerizing as natural landscapes. Shimmering city lights and neon signs at night can bring amazing effects to the couple’s photos.
17. Celebrate the Season
Take a photo every season and it’ll be a memorable record to look back on in the years to come. Seasons may change but the love stays the same!
18. Dance, Dance, Dance
Dancing is a great way to loosen up your subjects and have fun. Play some funky songs and let them groove to the beat. It’s bound to induce real smiles and laughter — keep your finger on the shutter so you don’t miss anything!
19. It’s a Match
Highlight the similarities that your subjects both share. They could be anything from matching clothes to tattoos, to doing the same hobbies together.
20. Hit The Road
Go on a road trip for a day and snap some pics along the way! Stop and shoot spontaneously when you find nice spots along the trip — it might be fun to bring along props such as sparklers and light sticks when night comes.
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