October 30, 2013

101 Tips and Ideas for Couples Photography

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It’s almost time for Fall Family Pictures again!  Last fall we aired our popular 101 Family Picture Tips & Ideas to give you TONS of ideas and inspiration.  This fall we decided to air…

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Yep!  You asked for it and we’re delivering- just for you.  {Cuz we LOVE our readers!} 

If you and your sweetie don’t have children yet, this post is perfect for you!  And if you do have children, this post is perfect for you, too!  

You see, here at The Dating Divas, we believe in the importance of couples pictures.  There’s just something magical about the way a picture can capture and preserve our memories and feelings.  Just think about the way you feel when you look back at your engagement and wedding photos.  Isn’t it wonderful how all of those feelings of love come flooding back?   But after the kiddos come along, we usually start taking tons of pictures of them and forget to take pictures of us- the reason behind it all.  Of course we want to capture these moments with our children before they are grown and gone.  But it’s important to remember to capture our own moments along the way too.

So during this year’s family pictures, make sure you have your photographer snap some pics of just the two of you.  Or better yet, make it a tradition to have an annual anniversary photo shoot.

 (And to our soon-to-be-married readers, these tips will help you plan the perfect engagement shoot!)

Whatever stage of life you and your sweetheart are in, make sure you’re capturing these memories!  

And today we’re making it easy for you to do.  Because we’ve gathered…  

45 Posing Ideas Just For Couples

24 Location Ideas Perfect For Couples Photography

27 Different Prop Ideas that are perfect for Couples Photography

5 Final Tips to Rock Your Next Photo Shoot

So sit back, relax, and start scrolling for some serious photo inspiration!

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45 Posing Ideas just for Couples…

While your photographer is sure to have suggestions and guidance on posing, knowing a couple of pose ideas beforehand that you absolutely LOVE can really help you get just the picture you’re looking for.  Here are some of our favorite posing ideas for couples…

1.  Arm Around Her Neck

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2. Hand on Cheek 

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3. Hand on Chest

4.  Hand on Back of Head

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5. Head on Shoulder

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6. Arms From Behind

7. Arms Around Waist

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8. Wrapped in His Arms

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9. Only the Girl Looks

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10. Right Before the Kiss

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11. Kissing!

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12.  Hide the Kiss

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13. Stepping Up to Kiss 

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14. Cheek Kiss

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15. Forehead Kiss

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16. Top of the Head Kiss

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17.  Nose Kiss

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18. Nose to Nose

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19.  Cheek to Cheek

20.  Forehead to Forehead

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21.  Arm in Arm

22.  Back to Back

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23.  Hugging

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24.  Holding Hands

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25.  Show off the Ring

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26.  Sitting on Lap

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27.  Lying in Lap

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28.  Lying on Backs

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29.  Lying on Stomachs

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30. Cross-Legged

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31.  Leaning In

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32.  Walking

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33.  Swept Off Her Feet

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34. Dance

35.  Dip

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36.  Being Silly

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37.  Piggyback Ride

38.  Shoulder Ride

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39.  Whispering A Secret

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40.  Grab His Clothes

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41.  Reflection

42.  Silhouette

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43.  Shadows

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44.  Zoom In

45.  Tippy Toes

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24 Location Ideas perfect for Couples Photography…

You’ll want these pictures to match your personality and reflect this time in your lives.  Choosing a great location is the perfect way to do that!  Consider where you spend a lot of time together and which places hold special significance to your relationship.  If you love baking together, why not set up the shoot in your kitchen?  If  you met at the grocery store, why not take your pictures there?  And if you love playing a sport together, why not make a whole themed photo shoot out of it?  Who says you have to be traditional?  Get creative and personal and make these pictures your own.

46. Amusement Park {or Fair}

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47. Beach

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48. City

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49. Country

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50. Grove 

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51. Lake/River

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52. Park

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53. Fireside

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54. At Home

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55. In The Kitchen

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56. Grocery Store

57.  Laundromat

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58.  Military Base

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59.  Football Field

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60.  Baseball Field

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61.  Basketball Court

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62.  Soccer Field

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63.  Tennis Court

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64.  Hockey Rink

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65.  Golf Course

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66. Bowling Alley

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67.  Pool Hall

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68.  Pool

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69.  Snow

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27 Different Prop Ideas that are perfect for Couples Photography…

The difference between a good picture and a great picture is in the details.  So don’t forget to add in some fun props for that little something extra.  The best props are typically the ones that help you interact together or that have special meaning to your relationship.  Choose props that really personalize the picture.  So if you enjoy biking together, bring along your bikes!  Or how about a picnic lunch to enjoy together while your photographer captures the connection that is uniquely your own.  (Oh, and if you’re planning an anniversary photo shoot- try incorporating a favorite wedding photograph or the number of years you’ve been married!  Wouldn’t that be a fun tradition to start?)

70.  Bikes

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71.  Balloons

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72.  Bubbles

73.  Bubble Gum

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74.  Books

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75.  Confetti

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76.  Dandelions

77.   Flowers

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78.  Hammock

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79.  Boat

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80.  Car

81.  Truck

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82.  Fence

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83.  Food

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84.  Picnic

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85.  Kite

86.  Umbrella

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87.  Letters

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88.  Lights

89.  Blanket

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90.  Pet

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91.  Guitar

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92.  Pillows

93.  Colored Powder

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94.  Swing

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95.  Frames

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96.  Anniversary Year/Pic

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5 Final Tips to Rock Your Next Photo Shoot

97.  Get Organized-  For a flawless photo shoot, make sure you’re organized and know what you want.  Download our Free Printable Picture Planner and write down your budget, what you plan to wear, and some of your favorite poses, locations, and props.  

98.  Communicate-  Once you know what you want, make sure you communicate it to your photographer.  By showing him/her some of your favorite poses, locations, and props- you can easily get on the same page and are much more likely to capture the style of pictures that you’re after.  

99.  Rely on Your Photographer- After you’ve communicated what you want to your photographer, make sure you ask for and value their opinion as well.  After all, they are the professional.  They will know if there are any problems with your chosen location, or if there are better options available.  

100.  Order Prints-  When it comes time to order your pictures, don’t forget to order some prints!  So many  people just get the CD- and then it ends up lost in a drawer when they could have a gorgeous print on the living room wall instead.  Also, plan ahead and consider how and where you’re going to be displaying your pictures in your home.  It makes ordering so much easier.  It can get pricey, but remember you’re not just buying pictures- you’re preserving memories.  

101.  Just Do It-  You don’t HAVE  to do an elaborate photo shoot.  Keep it simple if you want.  Even if it’s just a quick 10-minutes session that your neighbor took in your backyard, or that you took of yourselves on the couch with a tripod- just do it!  Make sure you’re capturing these memories in your marriage. You’ll be so glad you did!  

Happy Picture Taking!

For even more photography inspiration, make sure to follow our “Couples Photography Ideas” and “Family Picture Ideas” boards on Pinterest.

**We did our very best to find and link to the original sources of each photo, but if you see a photo that is not linked correctly, please let us know so we can fix it.  We definitely want to give credit where credit is due.  We are so grateful for these wonderfully talented photographers who capture love so beautifully!**

Pssst…. if you liked this round-up, don’t forget to check out…

 101 Family Picture Tips & Ideas

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  101 Camping Tips & Ideas 

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and our 101 Date Idea Round-ups!

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