How to choose the right photographer for your couple photoshoot
Have you ever thought about having a couple photoshoot? One of the most important things to think about before you book your shoot is whether or not the photographer is right for you and your partner. Couple photoshoots are so much fun. They’re sentimental, romantic and the perfect symbolism of
love. However, if you don’t choose the right photographer, the result can be disappointing, and the photoshoot day itself can be awkward and unreflective of your love story.
Once you’ve made the decision to embark on a couple photoshoot, make time to research and explore different photography styles. When you have a good collection of inspiring photographs, try to hone in on what feels most authentic to you and your partner. We’ve compiled the best insider tips to help you choose the right photographer for your couple photoshoot:
Choose a professional to help capture your love story
When booking a couples shoot, choosing an experienced and professional photographer is a must. You want yourself and your partner to feel comfortable in front of the camera and the best way to do that is to choose a photographer that has the experience and professionalism to ensure you and your partner feel comfortable. Feeling comfortable during the photoshoot will make sure that the experience is incredible for both of you and will help to produce beautiful images that you will look back on for years to come. It will help you relax in front of the camera and capture natural, intimate moments between you and your partner. When you look up at that art on your wall you want to remember an incredible experience, not an uncomfortable shoot.
When you look up at that art on your wall you want to remember an incredible experience, not an uncomfortable shoot.
A trust-worthy photographer will listen and be excited by your vision.
Something to consider when choosing a photographer is whether or not they will work with you to produce meaningful shots. Good photographers will contact you before the shoot and ask you to bring in outfits or props that are meaningful to you and your partner to help create some amazing images. Some examples may be a special gift that your partner has given you, jerseys from the AFL team you both support, or even your fur baby.
They will help you have an amazing experience
The experience of a photo session is just as important as the images you produce at the end! It’s the chance to have a meaningful experience and spend some quality time with your partner. The studio setting that your photographer will be working from is another important aspect to consider when choosing your photographer. The way that you and your partner feel when you walk into the studio shapes the quality of the experience of the shoot. Make sure you choose a photographer that works in a studio where you feel welcome as soon as you walk through the door. A good studio will greet you as soon as you arrive, provide comfortable spaces for any periods where you will need to wait, offer you a beverage or snack, and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable prior to and after your shoot. Then they will help you choose the best end products to suit you and your partner, and give you details on the post production process so you leave on a high and know when you will be able to come back and collect your beautiful new custom artwork.
When you find a photographer that ticks all these boxes you are ready to book that couples photoshoot.
Take a look at some of the couple’s photoshoots we have captured at our Viva Life Photography studios.
If you’re thinking about booking a couple photoshoot for your anniversary, engagement or any other significant milestone, contact Viva Photography to chat to one of our passionate photographers. Even better so, buy a gift package and treat your partner with the perfect gift for their birthday, Valentine’s Day or Christmas.