Couples Photo Shoot
There’s nothing lovelier than looking back at a moment you’ve shared with your partner and getting that butterfly feeling in your stomach (I feel emotional just thinking about it!). It emphasises all the reasons you got together in the first place and you fall in love all over again.
Everyone has a camera on their phone, but despite the ease of snapping pics whenever you want, when was the last time you took a really special photo with your other half? When did you last get one of your photos printed or framed to hang in your home.
Capture a moment in time
Your partner is the most important person in the world to you. You share your life and you’ve had so many experiences together, both good, and bad. While couples often ask me for engagement photos, there are many reasons why you might want to capture a moment in time with your loved one.
This might include:
- Valentine’s Day
- Wedding proposals
- Engagement photo shoot
- Special anniversary
- Photos for the home
- Shots for social media
- Just for fun
Choose a special location
There’s no doubt somewhere that’s special for you both; the place you shared your first kiss, where your partner proposed, or simply somewhere you enjoy spending time together.
Most of my couple photo shoots take place outdoors to make the most of natural light and amazing backdrops. I also think they offer a relaxing atmosphere that keeps my clients at ease.
I’m happy to travel, so get in touch to discuss your location.
Your couples photo shoot
Here’s an overview of what to expect from your couple photo shoot:
Step 1: Convince your partner
First things first, one of you might want this photo shoot more than the other. For those of you who have a spot of convincing to do, I’ve prepared a persuasive script. It’s best delivered when having a lie-in at the weekend.
Morning, [insert name]. You know I love you to the moon and back, right? And you’d do anything for me? [“Of course”, answers your partner.] Great! There’s this couple photographer in Nottingham who captures amazing photos and I really want us to hire her. We don’t have many cool pics of the two of us and I think it’ll be something fun we can do together. What do you say? We can do whatever you want to do next time!
Step 2: Get in touch
Once you’ve got the go-ahead from your other half, it’s time to get in touch.
We’ll arrange a mutually convenient time, date and location for your couple photo shoot. I’ll spend time getting to know about you and your partner, what makes you tick, and what kind of couple you are. This will help to determine the location and style of photo shoot.
Once logistics are agreed, I’ll send a confirmation email detailing everything you need to know. There’s a small deposit of £20 to secure your booking. .
Step 3: Get ready
It’s time to raid your wardrobes and find the outfit(s) you’d like to wear for your photo shoot.
Be sure to select clothes that you feel great in, and encourage each other to wear what you look best in. If your photo shoot includes outfit changes, you may need to carry your clothes around, so make sure to bring a bag.
Pack any accessories or props that you’d like to involve in your shoot, such as hats, glasses or jewellery. If you have a pet or children you’d like to bring a long, please do!
If you’re planning a haircut, leave a few days for it to settle so it doesn’t look too freshly cut for the shoot.
Step 4: Your photo shoot
It’s time to get super excited!
Simply turn up on the day at the agreed time and location and I’ll be the one with the camera! I always send a pinned Google Map in your confirmation so you’ll know exactly where to go.
It’s completely natural to feel a little nervous about your photo shoot, but you’ll relax into the session in a heartbeat. You’ve got each other for emotional support, and we’ll most likely be somewhere important to you that will make you feel comfortable.
We’ll spend up to the allowed time for your chosen session walking, chatting, and having a great time. I’ll be capturing beautiful and engaging moments between you with a mix of posed and candid shots.
You have the option to pay your balance in cash at the end of the session or send a bank transfer before the end of the day.
Step 5: After your session
This is the bit where I pour myself a large Malbec and relax into my studio chair. I’ll hand-pick the very best shots and do a spot of post-processing. You’ll be able to download your photos from your own personal gallery within five working days, and I’ll send you an email to let you know when they’re ready.
You’ll spend a few days cooing over your lovely new photos and deciding which ones you love the most. If you’d like more than your photo package’s allocation, you can purchase additional images online.
If you’d love some great shots with your partner but you’re still a bit nervous about the photo shoot, head over to my feedback page to hear what my previous clients thought.