PICTURE THAT PERFECTION
October 19, 2017
A picture is worth a thousand words and a couple photo shoot is worth a lifetime of conversations. A photoshoot is the perfect way to capture exactly where you are in your relationship. It can either be a couple shoot, an engagement shoot, wedding shoot, pregnancy shoot or family shoot. photoshoot is the perfect way to capture exactly where you are in your relationship. It can either be a couple shoot, an engagement shoot, wedding shoot, pregnancy shoot or family shoot. the perfect way to capture exactly where you are in your relationship. It can either be a couple shoot, an engagement shoot, wedding shoot, pregnancy shoot or family shoot.
To create the perfect shoot some planning is needed. Sort out your budget, outfits, location, props and favourite poses before you contact a photographer. You need to know what you want before someone else can make your vision come true.
There are 5 things you need to do to have the perfect photoshoot:
1. THEME AND TONE
Get creative and personal and make these pictures your own. Decide what type of pictures you want. Is it a themed shoot or just an informal engagement? The tone and theme of the pictures should reflect the two of you as a couple. After you have chosen your theme look for photographers and locations that enhance the world you are trying to create.
Check out your photographer’s portfolio and make sure they take the type of photographs you are looking for. Pinterest poses you want to try and be sure to make a list of all the type of photographs you want by the end of the shoot. By having an end goal in mind you will help keep the shoot on track.
It is very important that you communicate with your photographer. Let them know what you want to convey, how you want to pose and what props you want to use. Be sure you are on the same page at all times.
Remember the photographer is a professional, trust their opinion!
You want these photographs to reflect you as a couple. Choose a location with special meaning to the two of you. Check for trees, swing sets and benches. These props make great pictures. If you guys and the photographer are brave you can shoot different location throughout the day.
Keep your outfits simple; expect if you are going all out for a theme. Be sure your colours complement each other. Wear clothes you look and feel beautiful in. Comfortable shoes are a must; it is going to be a long day on your feet.
Keep the season and the weather in mind when choosing clothing. No one likes sweat stains! Bring a change of clothing with to keep your photographs divers and bring your makeup bag for touch-ups.
The difference between a good picture and a great picture is in the details. Add fun props that compliment you as a couple. Props help create depth to photography and can be awesome and fun.
Props help you interact naturally with each other and break some of the stiffness stage photos create. Decent props to try are; bubbles, sunglasses, umbrellas and wine.
Keep the following 5 things in mind to sidestep disaster:
1. The shoot is for the two of you as a couple and should reflect that. Don’t make it all about yourself.
2. Check the weather forecast two days beforehand and plan accordingly. Rain is not a photo shoot’s friend.
3. Chances are one of you (him) isn’t going to be as into the shoot as much as the other one (you). Take breaks and keep the shoot fun and short.
4. Bring snacks and something to drink to the shoot. It is going to feel like a long day no matter how short the shoot is. Be careful of snacks that stain teeth, hands or clothes.
5. Have fun! This seem like silly advice, but after a few hours your cheeks are going to hurt from smiling, your heals are going to sink into the grass and your make-up will start melting from the sun. We promise it will all be worth it when you get the prints. Be sure not to let any negativity run over into the photographs.