Couples sessions are some of my favorites because there's so much opportunity for capturing true connection on camera! I love creating a space where people who love each other can genuinely interact with each other. And I love capturing those interactions on camera. If you're preparing for a couples session, here are some tips - everything you need to know as you prepare for your couples session with me!
Location Location Location
Think about what vibe or feel you're going for. What pictures have you seen that you love? Is it a city/urban feel? A rustic feel? A whimsical adventurous feel? Whatever it is, there's a location for you! Here are some of my favorite locations around Raleigh:
Green Hills County Park - walk up to the top of this landfill turned park, and get the highest view in Raleigh I've seen. It truly feels like you're suddenly on a small mountain.
Williamson Preserve - open field, nature trail
Downtown Raleigh - think urban, parking garage, city light feels
North Carolina Museum of Art (most of the photos at the link were taken at the museum)
JC Raulston Arboretum - the desert area of this garden is a personal favorite.
Here are some of my dream locations for a couples session NOT in Raleigh:
Linville, NC (and basically anywhere in the High Country with beautiful NC mountain views)!
On the same note, any waterfall in NC
Arches National Park - Utah
If it's a National Park, I'm up for it.
But What Will I Wear?!
Am I the only one who thought of this scene...probably.
Feel free to bring a couple outfits - one casual and one dressy.
Neutrals will look good in front of almost any background, but ultimately I want you to wear whatever feels true to YOU! Think about where we're shooting. Is it in a beautiful red rock desert? You should wear all black. That's all there is to it...haha But seriously think about what the background will be, and choose something that will stand out without clashing.
Don't be afraid to accessorize - hats, jewelry, whatever is true to you!
How's This Gonna Go?
I’m not looking for the perfectly-posed photo. You don’t have to worry about where your hand should go. I love capturing reactions, and I'll do what I can to create a space where you can get comfy. So don't stress about poses! :)
I won't be offended if you think of me as an invisible 3rd wheel. In fact, that'd be great. You should do that.
I just want this to be a laid back time where the two of you can interact with each other. Like a little date. With a camera in your face.
Bring your favorite music playlist to listen to while we shoot! It can totally change the mood of a session, and how can you not have a good time while listening to your favorite songs?
After the Session: What to Expect
You can expect to see some sneak peeks from your engagement session within one week of our time together. Are we following each other? That's a great place to start because I love sharing sneaks on Instagram! You can expect your full gallery of at least 50 high resolution photos back within one month of our time together.
Are you interested in booking a couples session with me? Head over to my Contact page, and tell me all about what you have in mind!