Raw | Natural | Authentic | Posing guide for Engagement and Couples Photography

A Game Of Heights

Get on your partners shoulders and look down at him/her while he/she looks up at you. Prompt the one on the shoulders to hold their hands over the others eyes or purrr like a cat in their partners ear.

Santa Barbara Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide
Santa Barbara Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide

She Is All Mine

Have the girl stand on her own in front of the camera and the guy stand a little ways directly behind her count to three and the guy will run up and grab her waist lifting her up and spinning her side to side. A little prompt suggestion could be telling the guy to kiss her neck or blowing air into her ear.

Palm Springs Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide
Palm Springs Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide

Wild Piggy Back Ride

This isn't your typical piggy back ride have the one giving the ride pretend he/she is a wild pig and wants to get the rider off their back. Tell him/her to run around in circles and pretend to buck them off their back; laugh along with them and when things start getting wild remind him to not actually throw them off. This pose creates a lot of laughter and giggles.

San Diego Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide
San Diego Wedding and Engagement Photographer // Posing Guide

Machine Gun Kisses

give him/ her rapid kisses side to side as fast as you can on their cheeks, neck, or forehead. Add pets into your photos they may want to join the fun too!

Waco, Texas Wedding and Engagement Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
Texas Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Dance Together

I highly suggest bringing a small blue-tooth radio to your sessions so like for this pose you can play them some fun or romantic music to dance too. Have them spin and dip each other and if you want you could put together a GIF for them too.

Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Lean On Me

Have one person stand with their back facing the camera and the other wrap his/her arm around them leaning with all their weight against the other. You can direct the one leaning to rest his/her head on their shoulder and either look at the camera or look down and you could have the one standing the other direction look down the other.

Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Embrace Each Other

Have your couples face each-other and wrap their hands around their partners face and waist while either having their foreheads touching or giving each other Eskimo kisses. A prompt could be to tell them to thing of 3 reasons they love each other and share them in this moment with one another.

Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Dip Her

Arch her back a little but not into a full dip, and embrace each other while kissing. They could do a full dip too if they wanted to but I think just a little arch is more appealing.

Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
Southern California Photographer couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

I Wanna Tell You A Secret

Have them stand facing each other and have her show her ring off by placing her hand on his chest. Have him pull her in tight grabbing her butt if they are okay with a little pda of course. Tell him to kiss her temple and whisper dirty/sweet/funny things in her ear. A good one is his favorite food in his sexiest voice.

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Skip Towards Me

I love to get in motion shots at all my sessions I think it really helps tell their story. Have your couples start at a distance and ask them to skip towards you in a slower motion then what they might normally do. You can have them look at each-other the entire time and tell them to never look at the camera, plus have them go in for a kiss every 3 skips. Make sure you are also stepping back while they are coming towards you, just don't fall!

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Straddle

Straddle your partner from the front. Cross your legs around them or just hang kinda loose totally up to you. Have the couple faced looking at each other the entire time, they can kiss, dip, and spin around. This is super fun at the beach and in the water, as I might tell them to pretend to drop their partner in the ocean.

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Airplane Mode

Stand behind her and lift her arms up like your a plane and guide her. Have them move around and have fun with it. Tell them to make airplane noises as they are moving.

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Feel Your Heartbeat

Have the girl rest her head against his chest and him to look down on her. Have them close their eyes and place her hand against his chest. Ask her to feel and listen to his heart beat.

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

The Hip Bump

This is another great pose for movement! have them start at a distance and hold hands while walking towards your camera but every 3 steps one of them is going to hip bump the other as hard as they can!

couples and engagement photo shoot ideas
couples and engagement photo shoot ideas

Hope you all enjoyed some of my favorite poses and prompts for a laid back and authentic Couples or Engagement Session! Offering prompts to your couples helps loosen them up and take away the uncomfortable feeling we all get while having our photos taken. If you want more amazing poses and ideas I highly recommend downloading and purchasing the unscripted posing app on your mobile device! It has tons of amazing ideas with images to go along with them.

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