What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a romantic photo session experience? Our team has put together our top 5 tips to plan the perfect couples photo session.

1. It’s a date!

Pick a date that works for both of you. This might be before or after Valentine’s Day, but still a great way to mark the occasion. Set aside a full day or an afternoon so you’re not rushed, and you can plan some fun activities before or afterwards. Why not go out to brunch, or out for dinner and drinks afterwards? Valentine’s Day is only once a year and it’s a great excuse to celebrate! Can’t decide on a date just yet? That’s no problem. Surprise your partner with a Valentine’s Day portrait gift package to use at a later date. They’ll be touched at the thoughtful gift, and the studio team will be able to work with you to choose a date that works best for everyone.

2. Get dressed up!

How often do you get the chance to get dressed up and spend some quality time together as a couple? You might like to bring in a few outfits to show different aspects of your relationship. Wear your favourite dress or suit and come prepared to have fun! The best images are the ones that capture your genuine emotions and personality.

3. Celebrate your love story

Talk to the photographer before the photo session so that they know what makes your relationship special. Do you have any hobbies or activities that you love doing together? Maybe you want to celebrate a shared passion or the way you met? Maybe you’re complete opposites and want to showcase what makes each of you so unique. We love capturing what makes each couple unique and what better way to do that than by bringing in props like a sports team’s jersey to wear, or your favourite book series that you bonded over.

We love capturing what makes each couple unique

4. Surprise your partner

Bring something special or thoughtful along to the photo session to surprise them! The look of joy on their face when you surprise them with flowers or something sentimental that means a lot to the both of you will be priceless to capture. They will be touched that you have planned something so romantic to make the experience one to remember.

5. Think about your space

Picture a beautiful photo of the two of you hanging in the living room, or a gorgeous portrait box for the coffee table. Have a look at your space and see what will best suit it before coming in for your session. Renting and can’t hang anything from your walls? That’s no problem. Our range of edge to edge frames and portrait boxes are designed to suit any space – no hooks necessary. Having an idea of what best works with your space before coming in for your session will help you make the most out of your experience and you’ll walk away with some stunning pieces of artwork you will both treasure for years to come.

Want more ideas on planning the perfect couples photo session? Talk to one of our studio team! We love getting creative in our photo sessions and we would love to talk to you about your ideas on how to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. Contact us today.