Listed below are my Top 5 Actions to Pose Couples… for those photogs who have trouble getting the real emotion and movement out of their clients!! The days of “stand still over there and pose like this…” are OVERRRR — if you want the true emotion you need to turn on some music, keep them moving, and just have fun with it!!
I use these same actions in every single session, mix it up according to their personalities, and add lots of new ones depending on the location, their outfits, and the specific things they ask for.
Pleaseeee don’t ask your couple to jump around and do a silly dance if it’s clear that they are the more quiet or reserved type… you need to adapt to each new client’s personality and give them an experience tailored to their unique relationship!
…And when in doubt… just tell HIM to think about how much he loves her… and tell HER to think about how hottttt she is!! (that brings out the love and laughter every time)!!
1. FOLLOW THE LEADER
I always start with this one to get them loosened up, because it’s super simple and everybody knows how to walk! Lol Every single human (even models!!) need some time to get used to the camera, so get the easy ones out of the way first!!
2. CREEPY OLD MAN
Okkkk so anyone who has done a shoot with me before knows that this is my FAVORITE!! Lol have him sneak up behind her, pick her up, swing her around, and whisper dirty things in her ear!!
3. RIDE THE BULL
Have him try to “buck” her off of a piggy back ride or “twerk” her off lol!! (and don’t be afraid to show your clients exactly what you want them to do… I always do a demonstration first and try to make it as exaggerated/silly as possible so they feel more comfortable doing it in front of me!!)
Another personal favorite of mine… have them sit down, get comfortable, and sway back and forth to get the cute movement!! I always tell the girl that I want to see her hair swaaaay!
5. NETFLIX CHILLN’
Have them sit down like they’re comfy on the couch at home watching Netflix and again… sway back and forth for the motion!!
And that’s itttt – my go-to Top 5 Actions to Pose Couples!! Just remember to make your clients feel as comfortable as possible and have fun with it!!
If you have any questions, or would like me to post a helpful article on anything you’re specifically struggling with, OR just want to tell me how fun it was to try out these poses… please reach out to me on the contact form here, I’d love to connect!!