Couples photography for engagement photos, wedding pictures or anniversary shots can be tricky. When you’re working with more than one person in a photography shoot you want to change it up and be creative.
These couples photography posing techniques will help you keep it fresh, keep the couple you’re working with at ease, and help communicate the most important aspect of the photo shoot – the LOVE. 1. Wrap it Up. Look how cozy this couple looks wrapped in a blanket. The warmth of their love shines through in these photos by Green Wedding Shoes.
2. Capture Natural Expressions. Place the couple close together and then capture that natural expression of love like the beautiful smile that makes this photo stand out. By Damian Lovegrove.
3. Lean In. Bring it up close and personal by having the girl lean into the guy. This always works – no matter how untraditional the couple or setting. Photo by Kern Photography.
4. Pay Attention to Lines. I love the diagonal created with the line of his gaze and of her gown done simply by placing him above her on the fence. Gorgeous. Photo by Damian Lovegrove.
5. Light it Up. What a unique effect created by these twinkly lights. Let the light of your love shine brightly – try using white lights, star lights or other rope light options to change it up! Photo by SusieJulie.
6. Looking Away. Even if your couple is looking away and shot with a wider angle lens their love is communicated through their connected hands. Photo by David Beckstead.
7. Fence it In. If your couple is nervous, give them somewhere to stand and something to do. The foot on the fence and his natural leaning in towards her make this shot speak of their love. Photo by Denise Nicole.
8. Movement and Simple Moments. This couple was captured on a stroll down the woodland path. And when their jaunt wound up in laughter, the photographer was ready to catch the moment. Give your couple a movement and be ready for the magic moments. Photo by Love is a Big Deal.
9. Work With What You Have. The same couple as above used the rainy day to their advantage with these fun and flirty umbrella pictures. Photo by Love is a Big Deal.
10. Take me Away. What could be more romantic than a swing? In this case, a swing built for two. Swoon… Photo by Cory Moyer.
11. Reflections. I adore everything about this photo – seeing the couple posed in the reflection and tieing the reflection to their actual feet included in the shot is brilliant. Photo by The Wedding Row.
12. Face Away but Turn In. Even though her body is turned away, there is still a lot of connections here. Faces turned to each other and bodies touching, the connection remains strong. Photo by Damian Lovegrove.
13. Adventurous Landscapes and Natural Framing. This is a great example of natural framing as the lines of the bridge make this couple stand out. I love the sense of adventure this picture has and how well the photographer is using the landscape around the couple. Photo by Love is a Big Deal.
14. Change Your Perspective. A laying together and snuggling photo might look same ole, same ole unless you change the perspective and give it a dramatic feel. Love this photo by Jasmine Star.
15. Remember the Simple Connections. This photo is gorgeous – the lines of the dress mirror the backdrop and point the eye to the loving connection and focus of the shot. By Kern Photography.
Whether for Valentine’s Day, a wedding shoot, engagement photos or anniversary celebrations, these poses can help you show the love of the couples you photograph. Have a favorite couple’s photo you want to share? Put it on our facebook page.