101 Beautiful Couple Poses for the Best Portrait Photography

Couple Poses: Inspiration, Tips, and Tricks

 

Are you taking couples pictures soon? We’ve got you covered with the best, most adorable couple poses and tips to have you looking breathtaking!

 

Don’t worry! Regardless of the stage of life you and your sweetheart are in, these tips will help make sure you’re capturing photos of just the 2 of you that make you feel good!

 

We’ve gathered over 101 inspirational couple poses and organized them all so you can find exactly what you’re looking for! Check these out!

 

 

Really quickly, we first want to share our best advice on how to pose for a couples photoshoot…

 

How to Pose for a Couple Photoshoot

 

We want you to enjoy your photoshoot, so we’ve taken the hard part of “figuring out how to pose for pictures” out of the equation. With specific poses from beautiful inspiration pictures, and these tips below, your couple pictures poses are going to go perfectly. Not only that, but they will also be FUN!

 

Be prepared for your shoot by:

 

  • Having some poses already picked out. Save them on your phone to show your photographer OR email them over to him/her in advance.

 

  • Practice some poses at home to see what feels comfortable for you.

 

  • Be willing to try something new! You never know what will turn out incredible in front of the camera!

 

  • Tell your photographer how you’re feeling during the shoot. Their goal is to make you feel good because then you’ll look good! Don’t be afraid to communicate.

And, sometimes it can be hard to feel “romantic” in public, especially with a camera pointed at your face. However, encourage yourself and your spouse to really get into it. Enjoy the fun of acting like you’re newly engaged and can’t keep those hands to yourself. Pretty soon, it won’t be an act! 😉

Now, ready for the ultimate list of inspirational couples poses? Check these out!

 

Couple Pose Ideas

 

1. Arm Around Her Neck – This is a natural pose that demonstrates both comfort and connection.

Arms around your sweetie's neck leads to a great picture. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

2. Hand on Cheek –  So tender, but no actual PDA if that’s not your thing.

A hand on the cheek of your love for a photo is adorable. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

3. Hand on Chest –  A perfect relaxed hug.

Have her hand on his chest for these couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

4. Hand on Back of Head –  Relax into the one you love while caressing their hair.

Couple poses that exude warmth are full of connection, have someone put their hand on the back of their partner's head. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

5. Head on Shoulder – One of our favorite cute couple poses – especially if there is a height difference!

Rest your head on his shoulder for a cute couple pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

6. Arms From Behind – Snuggle in close from behind with this classic couple pose.

Wrap your love in your arms from behind for the perfect couple picture. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

7. Arms Around Waist – Allow yourselves to just focus on each other with this sweet arm hold.

Stand with arms around each others' waists for this couple picture idea. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

8. Wrapped in His Arms – Get cuddled up in your favorite place – his arms!

Feel safe and secure with couple poses in his arms. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

9. Arm in Arm Couple Poses – Often paired with walking, link those arms.

Standing or walking arm in arm leads to cute couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

10. Only the Girl Looks – Focus on the eyes of the girl in this couple picture idea.

Try a couples pose where only she is looking. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

11. Only Guy Looks – Switch the focus to the hubby.

Just have the man look at the camera for this striking couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

12. Looking Back – This can be done while walking, or as a version of the 2 couple poses above.

Have one person look back for a cute couple pic. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

13. Right Before Kiss – Nervous to kiss in front of the camera? Just get close to it!

Just before the kiss is a magical moment, capture it with these couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Walter Wilson

 

14. Kissing Couple Poses – If you’re that close to your sweetie’s face, follow through with a sweet smooch! Make sure your lipstick doesn’t transfer!

One of the best couple poses has to be the kiss! | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Walter Wilson

 

15. Hide the Kiss – Play coy by hiding your affection with a prop.

Play coy with couple poses that hide the kiss. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

16. Cheek Kiss – Keep that kissing momentum going with a peck on the cheek.

Getting kissed on the cheek leads to tender couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

17. Forehead Kiss – Why are forehead kisses so tender? Capture that love.

Give a forehead kiss for a cute couple pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

18. Top of Head Kiss – Very similar to the forehead kiss, it works well to bring some levels to your couple poses.

Kiss the top of the head for a cute couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

19. Nose Kiss – Keeping your kisses moving around the face, land on the nose!

A tender kiss on the nose is a sweet couple portrait. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

20. Nose to Nose – The best couple poses have chemistry. Keeping your faces close will be sure to help that.

Nose-to-Nose will bring your passion level up in this couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

21. Cheek to Cheek – Keep that love bubbling up but dancing cheek to cheek!

Press those cheeks together for cute couples poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

22. Forehead to Forehead – This is another prime time to allow that chemistry to flow.

Get close and cosy with forehead-to-forehead couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kate Benson Photography

 

23. Back to Back – Support each other by going back-to-back with this cute couple pose.

Back to back for a cute couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Natalie Norton Photography

 

24. Hugging Couple Poses – Pretend the camera isn’t there and start hugging and playing around.

Bring it in with a hug for a cute couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Heidi Ryder Photography

 

25. Holding Hands – Hold those hands and look carelessly in love!

Go back tot he beginning of your relationship and hold hands for a picture. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

26. Showing Off the Ring – You can show off your pretty ring even if you’ve been married for years!

Show of your engagement ring during your couple photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

27. Sitting On Lap – Have a seat on your sweetie’s lap.

The best couple poses create connection, like sitting on your sweetie's lap. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

28. Lying in Lap – Take it on down with this laying down couple’s pose.

Romance thrives with couple poses where one lays in the other's lap. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

29. Lying on Backs – Gaze together at the sky and relax.

Laying down brings couples together for their photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

30. Lying on Stomachs – Take a break and lay on your bellies for a fun new angle.

Lying on your stomachs can create a cute couple pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

31. Cross-Legged – A few different poses while sitting help mix it up.

Have a seat and cross your legs for these couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

32. Leaning In – Move closer to each other and lean into that love.

Lean in for the kiss in this couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

33. Walking Couple Poses – Walk and talk for some sweet photos.

Walk towards the camera for your next couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

34. Lift – Is there anyone who doesn’t want to be lifted up into the air by their babe?! #Romantic

Lift your sweet girl up for a cute couple pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Josh Elliott Studios

 

35. Dancing Couple Poses – Turn on some music and get moving!

Dance your way into some cute couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

36. Dip – This can be an extension of the dance couple pose.

Dip the girl back for an adorable capture. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Krystal and Co. Photography

 

37. Being Silly – Think of your favorite photos. They exude joy, right?! Start being silly for some adorable couple poses.

Our best couple picture idea? Don't be afraid to be silly! | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Natalie Norton Photography

 

38. Piggy-Back Ride – Take a ride and have fun with this pose.

Piggy back rides are a favorite, fun pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Josh Elliott Studios

 

39. Laughing Couple Poses – Keep the giggles coming and laugh with your spouse.

Couple picture ideas should always include a large dose of laughter. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

40. Whispering a Secret – If you have any secret – hold onto it for photos! OR whisper something saucy! 😉

Couples poses are extra cute when whispering a secret. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

41.  Grab His Clothes – This feels like such a passionate pose. Utilize your love!

Grab his clothes for passionate couples photography. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Josh Elliott Studios

 

42. Tippy Toes Couple Poses – Another couple pose that works best with a height difference.

Tippy toes is a cute couple picture idea. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

43. Reflection – Play with nature and a body of water.

Reflections are a great part of cute couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

44. Silhouette – For a dramatic couple pose, plan your shoot around the time of day when a silhouette is possible. Tell your photographer beforehand that you’d like this!

A striking silhouette needs to be on the top of your couple poses list. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

45. Zoomed In – Focus on any specific detail that is important to you.

Beautiful zoomed in couples poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Matt Clayton Photography

 

46. Leading the Way – Hold hands as you guide your spouse somewhere magical.

Lead the way couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Matt Clayton Photography

 

47. Only One in Focus – Put one person in the foreground and focus on them.

Focusing on one person is an artistic couple picture idea. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

48. Walking Away – This is extra sweet when holding hands or having an arm around the other’s waist.

Get the shot from behind with this couples pose of a couple walking away. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Josh Elliott Studios

 

49. Foot Pop – This is a romantic picture cliché, but it’s adorable, so go for it!

The footpop is essential in a romcom, and in your couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Krystal and Co. Photography

 

50. Side by Side – You were meant to go through life side-by-side. Record that commitment!

Stand side-by-side for a cute couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Krystal & Co. Photography

 

51. Staring Contest – Who will win? Look deep into each others’ eyes.

Look your love in the eye with this couples pose. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

52. Arm Across Shoulders – Connection is pulled to the forefront when you are pulled together.

Get close and comfortable with an arm around the shoulder of the one you love. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

53. Arms Around Neck – Another cute couple pose that gets you close and romantic.

Place arms around the neck of your sweetie. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

54. Swept Off Feet – Throw yourself into your lover’s arms – but make sure they know it’s coming! No trust falls on photo day!

Sweep the girl off her feet. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

Good Locations for Cute Couple Poses

 

In the real estate business, you often hear location, location, location. The same thinking applies to cute couple picture ideas. Think about what kind of location really represents you as a couple when you’re trying to decide where to take pictures.

 

For example, consider where you spend a lot of time and which places hold special significance to your relationship. Get creative and personal to make these pictures your own.

 

Keep scrolling for more couples photography inspiration!

 

55. Amusement Park {or Fair} – Revisit childhood and take adorable pictures with the lights and booths.

Amusement parks provide plenty of locations for cute pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Corinna Hoffman Photography

 

56. Beach – The natural elements of a beach shoot always produce beautiful pictures.

Beach photography is iconic. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

57. City – A city never disappoints when it comes to fun backgrounds and skylines.

Visit a city for a striking couple pose location. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

58. Country – Bottle up the charm of a simple country scene.

Bring along a horse or just visit the country for your couple pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

59. Mountain – Striking vistas turn your snapshot into true art.

Cute couple poses are possible with a mountain location. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

60. Forest – Get lost in the woods together – but not really. You need to know your way out!

Take your couple pictures in a forrest. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

61. Wildflower Field – Wildflowers just feel romantic – take advantage of them!

Cute couple poses in a wildflower field. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

62. Lake – A lake can help you get that reflection shot, or provide a sweet dock scene.

Pictures at the lake are great for couple picture ideas. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

63. Barn – If you decorate in a rustic style, find a barn for your next set of couple poses.

Snuggle up in front of a barn for your next photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

64. Desert – Head out to the sand for some hot photos.

Visit the desert for cute couple pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Chard Photography

 

65. Train Tracks – Train tracks are a classic for a reason. However, don’t forget to check permissions and be extra careful when utilizing train tracks for your couple poses.

Couple picture ideas on train tracks. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

66. Grassy Knoll – A beautiful grassy knoll is most likely near a few of these other options too. Get the most bang for your buck by trying out all the locations that are nearby.

Grassy knolls are perfect for photos. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

67. Boat – Get close and cozy with a couple pose in a boat!

A fun location for a couple photoshoot is in a boat! | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studios

 

68. Around Town – Find some interesting views in your own town.

Around town pictures capture your love and hometown. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kate Benson Photography

 

69. Harbor or Pier – Head back out to the water for stunning views.

Piers or harbors are adorable locations. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Amy Gray Photography

 

70. Fireside – Flames always equal romance, and a fire is no different.

Romance flows in fireside couple pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

71. Laundromat – For a casual, cutesy look, snap some couples pics at a laundromat?

Laundromat location for couple pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

72. Military Base or Dress – If you or your spouse are in the military, these are so perfect. Bases or airports are also great for a vintage shoot.

Honor your military heritage in your couple photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Joyeuse Photography

 

73. Sports Field or Court – Are sports life for you or your spouse? Put yourselves at ease with a sports court theme.

Sports stadiums are great for couple picture ideas. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Matt Clayton Photography

 

74. Cafe – Sip some hot cocoa and let the chill vibes of a cafe permeate your pictures.

Enjoy a drink at a cafe for your couple pictures. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

75. Park – Enjoy the greenery and cute bench scenes available at a park.

Get couple picture ideas from park locations. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Joyeuse Photography

 

76. Kitchen – Bring your photographer home to capture a romantic kitchen dance.

Take the best pictures in the kitchen. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

77. Comfy Chair at Home – While at home, cozy up in a comfy chair or couch.

Take a couple picture at your own home. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Heidi Ryder Photography

 

78. In Bed – Lastly, take it to the bedroom. Nothing crazy, but your room is your fortress. Feel your strongest and most confident together on your bed.

Bring the photographer home for a photoshoot in your bed. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

How Couples Should Pose with Props

 

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 during your couple photoshoot.

 

The best props are typically the ones that help you interact together or that have special meaning to your relationship. You’ll want to choose props that really personalize the picture. A cute couple together with a great prop = couple picture perfection.

 

79. Snow – Winter means cuddling! Get cozy with snow.

Couple pictures in the snow. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

80. Bikes – A bicycle built for 2 is adorable, but so is a single vintage look.

Use bikes as a couples picture prop. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

81. Balloons – If you need balloons, we love these options for oversized balloons and these beautiful gold confetti ones.

Pose with balloons. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

82. Books – How adorable are library pictures?! If you want to be outside, bring along your favorite novels.

Use a book as a picture prop. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

83. Bubbles OR Bubble Gum – Whimsical and fun, bubbles of all sorts make a perfect prop.

Couple blows bubble gum bubbles. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

84. Hammock – We love a hammock at all times – not just for cute couple pictures.

Hammocks make a great photo prop. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Kylee Ann Studios

 

85. Flowers – you can never go wrong bringing flowers to a photoshoot.

Bring flowers for a sweet picture with your honey. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

86. Sharing Straws – Sip on your favorite drink while sharing straws or enjoying your own.

Sipping on drinks is a great couple picture idea. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

87. Canoe – Take a lap around the lake in a sweet canoe.

Pose with a canoe for your next couple photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

88. Car or Truck – Do you restore or race cars? Center your shoot around that!

Sitting in a truck bed for a portrait. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Elizabeth Kate Photography

 

89. Swing – Swings are an instant charm for a cute couple pose.

A couple swings during their photoshoot. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Corinna Hoffman Photography

 

90. Fence – Have a farm? Use that fence you fixed last year.

A couple leans against a fence for a photo. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: EK Studio

 

91. Picnic – Win-Win: Cute prop and you won’t get hungry during your session!

Couple picture laying down on a picnic blanket. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Glass Jar Photography

 

92. Kite  –  Make one of your own or bring a fun one along on your next shoot.

Couple flies a homemade kite. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

93. Umbrella – There is never such an adorable prop as an umbrella. Not sure why it’s true, but it is!

Employ your hobbies and interests with props. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Matt Clayton Photography

 

94. Letters – These large letters can be found at your local craft store or online.

Couple picture idea using the last initial. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

95. Lights – Twinkle lights or candles can provide a romantic glow.

Lights glow on a cuddling couple. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

96. Blanket – Cozy up on a blanket, or wrap together.

Couple cuddles in a blanket. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Lee Media

 

97. Instruments – Do you bond over music? Were you serenaded by your love? Incorporate those reminders.

Instruments as a couples picture prop. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Drew B Photography

 

98. Anniversary Year – Record the day of your marriage in advance with engagements, or after the fact as a reflection.

Display your anniversary date in the best couple poses. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

99. Suitcases – Suitcases can lend a vintage vibe to your cute couple pictures, in addition to providing seating options.

Pack your suitcases for travel themed picture. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

100. Chair or Couch – Sometimes photographers will set up seating outdoors for a whimsical scene.

Funky couches or chairs add interest in photos. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Aria Photography

 

101. Steps – Add some different levels, seating options, or just a fun background.

Steps add interest to this cute photo. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Anna Perevertaylo Photography

 

102. Pets – Of course if you are a pet owner, then you don’t want to forget your furbabies! Don’t forget to have them groomed and picture ready as well.

Using your pets as props is super cute in photos. | The Dating Divas

Photography Credit: Melissa Jill

 

Bonus Tips on How to Take Your Next Couple Picture

 

103.  Get Organized

  • For a flawless photoshoot, make sure you’re organized and know what you want.
    • Firstly, download our Free Printable Picture Planner and write down your budget.
    • Secondly, plan what you want to wear.
    • Finally, choose some of your favorite couples photography poses, locations, and props.

 

104.  Communicate

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

 

105.  Rely on Your Photographer

  • Make sure you ask for and value your photographer’s opinion as well. After all, they are the professional.  Not only will they know if there are any problems with your chosen location, but they will know if there are better options available.

 

106.  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. {To keep the cost down, Shutterfly always is running amazing deals on prints.}

 

107.  Just Do It

  • You don’t HAVE  to do an elaborate photo shoot, so keep it simple if you want. Even if it’s just a quick 10-minute session that your neighbor took in your backyard, just do it! Make sure you’re capturing these memories in your marriage. You’ll be so glad you did!

 

These beautiful and inspirational couple poses were taken by the amazing artists below. Please click over to their sites if you are interested in their services!

 

 

 

**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!**

 

I can't wait to try all of these adorable couple poses in our next couples photoshoot! | The Dating Divas #CouplePoses #CouplePics

The Best List of Couple Pose Ideas

 

Good luck at your couples photoshoot! Make sure to come back and tell us which pose is your favorite!

About the Author: Shanelle

I am a reading, singing, shopping queen! (I'm very lucky that my handsome hubby likes shopping as much as I do) Married for 7 years and ready for forever, I love spending time with Brigham (my husband), our girls, and our new baby boy. I teach high school English and in the summertime we love to go on adventures in the great outdoors.

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  2. I found this so helpful!! Makes me soo excited to shoot my first professional couples shoot. Now I feel super prepared and ready to give my clients a fun memorable session.

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