The moment of the couple photoshoot is really important. We believe it is the focus of the wedding, sometimes even stronger than the wedding ceremony itself. We believe that the couple’s moment gives the best justification for why a wedding was celebrated.
It is really nice to meet new couples preparing for their wedding, listen to their expectations, and hear their stories.
When we show our work, we are often asked if the subjects in our wedding photo albums or videos are actors. We smile because we hear this statement every year and with every couple.
When you book a destination wedding photographer and look at their work, it’s common to be afraid of not being photogenic or not being as natural as the couples in the photos and videos.
In this article, we want to dispel several myths and show you how to get beautiful photos during the couple’s moment on your big day.
The photographer’s tuning and empathy
We will never stop saying it, but when you choose a professional, especially the photographer and videographer, who will stay with you for many hours during the wedding day, you must be sure they are the right people to tell your story. A good tuning makes everything easier and we assure you that the day will flow smoothly, almost without realizing how it will slip towards the end.
If you have found tuning with the photographer, your couple photo session will be a breeze. You will hardly realize that you are being photographed. It will be like being among friends.
The moment of the couple’s photos is really intimate and feeling observed by a stranger is not easy, but if the photographer is empathetic, everything will be simple. You will feel at ease and through his way of doing things, you will get beautiful photos without the slightest effort, except being yourself.
Talking to the photographer and videographer before the wedding
It is very important to talk to your photographer and videographer before the wedding. Tell them what your expectations are, what your requests are regarding the couple’s photos. For example, which location do you prefer for taking photos or how much time do you want to dedicate to this moment, or ask for their advice.
There are couples who prefer to dedicate little space to the couple’s moment to avoid making guests wait. Well, if the photographer knows your needs before the wedding, they could advise you, for example, to have a couple’s session the day after or two small sessions, one on the wedding day just after the opening of the cocktail hour and one a little longer the following day. Everything depends on the needs and desires.
A professional wedding photographer will be able to give you the right advice to have good photos, but at the same time to make you spend as much time as possible with your guests.
Talking to the photographer and videographer before the wedding
Talking to the photographer and videographer before the wedding is very important. Tell them your expectations and requests regarding the couple photos. For example, which location you prefer for the photos or how much time you want to dedicate to this moment, or ask for their advice.
There are couples who prefer to dedicate little space to the couple moment to avoid making the guests wait. Well, if the photographer knows your needs before the wedding, they could suggest, for example, a couple session the next day or two small sessions, one on the day of the wedding just after the opening of the cocktail hour and one a little longer the next day. It all depends on your needs and desires.
A professional wedding photographer will be able to give you the right advice to have good photos, but at the same time to allow you to spend as much time as possible with your guests.
What is the couple photoshoot?
Perhaps among all the moments of the wedding, the photographer and videographer look forward to the couple session photoshoot. It is the moment when the couple can take a break away from everyone else and focus on each other.
For the newlyweds, there is still the emotion of the ceremony, but also the curiosity of what will come next. It is a truly important moment that completes and sublimates the wedding story.
The couple photoshoot is the time to let go of all tensions and indulge in an intimate moment like a hug or a kiss. Couples find this moment relaxing and rejuvenating because it is the time when the two can recount that part of the day they experienced separately.
What should the newlyweds do?
The most important thing a couple should do is enjoy their day. To do this, not many precautions are needed. If you have found a true professional, the simplest thing to do is to trust the photographer and videographer and let them advise you on the best time to capture suggestive photos and emotional images.
Abandon any uncertainty about being photogenic and rely on the professionals. During the photo shoot, the photographer and videographer will work with you according to your agreements.
If you prefer to be guided and prefer to pose, the photographer will recommend a series of positions. If you have chosen naturalness, then the photographer will prefer the reportage technique.
The reportage technique is undoubtedly the one used by our studio. We love spontaneity and moments as they happen. Over the years, we have noticed how productive it is to let the couple’s emotions run freely.
We know where to push and how we can achieve good results. In our 13 years of career, we have understood that the best moments are the spontaneous ones. But if we notice that the couple has any uncertainty, we are ready to advise them.
Usually, when we meet the future spouses in various Zoom or in-person meetings when possible, we talk about many aspects, including the couple’s photo session.
We like to explain everything about our way of working. So that day, the couple is serene because they know they can trust us and enjoy the day from beginning to end.
However, it is important to say that it is not always possible to capture spectacular photos by filming the moments as they happen. In this regard, talking before the wedding will help the couple understand how to approach this moment. For example, anticipating the best time for couple photos (the best time to have the best light) and which location to use. These two aspects are really very important. Then the photographer will take care of the rest.
So, to recap:
I would say you are ready for your couple photos! If you want to find out more about us and how we work, take a look at our work or write to us.