February is the most romantic month of the year, and I thought it was the perfect time to tell you something more about the couple photo shoots and its different forms.
In a beautiful love story, every day is special: this is why it is not necessary to wait for some anniversary to treat yourself to a couple photo shoot, but in this article I want to tell you about some particular types of this service and give you some ideas to create a special memory with the person you love most.
Engagement photo shoot: breaking the ice before the wedding
Among the most requested types of couple photos are those of the engagement photo shoot. This photo session is usually taken a few months before the wedding and can be considered a way to break the ice in front of the photographer’s lens … especially for those engaged couples who are less comfortable in being photographed.
During a pre-wedding photo session you will have the opportunity to get comfortable and in tune with the wedding photographer, however this photo shoot is also a way to relax for a few hours, take a breath in that stressful phase that is the organization of the wedding and reconnect with your partner, sharing a fun experience. In short, I highly recommend it to you 😉
As with all couple photo shoots for the engagement photo shoot you can choose the location you prefer: generally I take these photos in a place where the couple is related to – perhaps the location of the first date or the first kiss – but if you prefer a more intimate atmosphere, we can also shoot directly in my photo studio facing the sea of the Cinque Terre.
Wedding proposal photo shoot: capture the moment of “yes I do”
A particular type of pre-wedding photo shoot is the “marriage proposal” photo shoot, with which we will seize the moment or “recreate” the moment when you said the fateful yes.
We can go back together to the place where you asked your sweetheart to get married, and create wonderful photos that will always remember that moment, or I can recommend some suggestive locations in the Cinque Terre area, or even in this case we can decide to shoot in my photo studio. Even the wedding proposal photo shoot is usually taken a few months before the wedding, but it can be done even longer before if there is a particularly long period of time between the proposal and the actual wedding.
Like the pre-wedding photo shoot, the wedding proposal shooting is perfect for breaking the ice with the photographer before the wedding day: you will have the opportunity to get familiar with the lens and you can arrive at the wedding day more relaxed at the idea of having your photographs taken.
Post-wedding photo shoot: relaxed photos with your wedding dress
A couple photo shoot that is becoming more and more popular is the “after session”, a couple’s shoot after the wedding. But what is it about?
The post-wedding photo shoot can be done the day after the wedding, a few days later, or even a few months later. For the couple it is an opportunity to have fun and free themselves from any tension, also because by now they have already acquired a certain familiarity in front of the lens and confidence with the wedding photographer.
For these photos, you can use the same wedding location – where you may have spent the night too – for a shooting the next day with the same clothes as the ceremony, but with a completely different atmosphere: relaxed and even light-hearted.
Or you can organize the post-wedding photo session in a completely different place: by the sea, in the mountains or in a city of art. In this case, the choice is yours whether to use the wedding clothes or an outfit that represents you more.
This type of couple photo shoot is also perfect in another circumstance: when the weather was bad on the wedding day. If on the big day you had to share the scene with rain and wind, thanks to the post-wedding photo shoot you dress up in your wedding dress once again and finally take those wonderful photos by the sea with the right light.
A particular category of post-wedding photo shoot is the “honeymoon session”: in my case, I offer this photo session especially for couples who spend a few days of their honeymoon in the Cinque Terre or in Liguria, where I live and work.
On Valentine’s Day make a special gift: a couple photo shoot
Take the opportunity of the month of Valentine’s Day to treat yourself and book your couple photo shoot. Contact me to tell me what kind of photos you want or just for more information: I can’t wait to create beautiful images of your love story!