Photo by Annette Sousa on Unsplash

There are several different options couples have for their “couples” photo. The first is the Professional Portrait Studio sitting, in which you go to a photo studio and have a professional photographer take your pictures. That is a very formal way to take the “couples” photo. The other method, of course, is the relaxed informal, fun pictures they have taken by their best friend, who supposedly knows how to take photos of “couples”.

In today’s world, let’s look at the one that will be the most popular many years down the road. The “creative” way to take “couples” photos is the one both people will enjoy looking at the most. The one where they are doing something together, and it’s romantic, and is a huge memory for both. And I think that is the key: taking memorable pictures.

In this next little bit, let’s talk about memorable photos. I am going to give you several photos, and you should see how much more these type of photos will be the most popular.

happy trendy couple hugging in park in sunlight
Photo by Katerina Holmes on…… You know there is always a pose that you can tell the couple loves to be together. Capturing the look of love and comfort. That is what you want to do. This photo would be the one at the wedding reception if they did not do any formal studio sitting. It’s a photo of them enjoying each other.
Photo by mari lezhava on Unsplash…….The photo of the couple in a “feeling in love” photo. This photo doesn’t even have to have both faces showing completely. It’s a photo that shows that they want to be together, to touch each other, to hold each other. It shows a deeper love than what you can do in a studio, usually.
Photo by Caleb Ekeroth on Unsplash…… Getting a silhouette of the couple looking off in to the distance is a real good one that most couples like. It’s like they are looking into their future, imaging the good times they will have together. Try this, and you will be surprised at how much they like this one too.
Photo by Suzana Sousa on Unsplash —— I think you have to do something that shows the couple just having fun together. You love being together, and the smiles have to be big. Capture that moment, and you will have a winner (it helps too, if they both have braces).
persons hands with rainbow colors
Photo by cottonbro on ——- This is also the time to just do something creative…. with lighting. Usually you can find some way to use light to create something together. Don’t worry, they will enjoy doing this for you.
two person holding pinkies
Photo by Valentin Antonucci on……. Just hands again, but this time as a silhouette. Watch your horizon line when doing this. You do not want anyone about to tip over.

Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash——Oh, and how are you going to get a picture of them kissing? Do it when they aren’t expecting it, and you will have a winning photo. They may be embarrassed at first, but don’t worry, it will be one of their favorite photos.


Doing photos of couples in love is a fun thing to see. Especially when you are not in a studio setting. But, it has to be professional enough to have photos that will beat out the studio sitting. Can you do it? Do these photos give you some ideas of what you can do to make great couples photos? Try it next time.

Article written by: Lanny Cottrell for 123Photogo.


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