Professional photos are a great way to capture your relationship and all the love you have for each other. But planning a photoshoot can be daunting, especially if you're not sure what kind of photos you want. Here are 7 ideas to jumpstart your inspiration.

Bride standing in the field

1. Get Up Close and Personal

Nothing says "romance" like a close-up photo of you and your partner. Getting close also has the added benefit of making you both look more flattering in the photo. To avoid getting too close for comfort, try using a telephoto lens or zooming in from a distance.

2. Go for a Walk

Walking hand-in-hand is one of the most classic romantic gestures there is. And it makes for a great photo opportunity! Whether you're strolling through a park or taking a leisurely walk around your neighborhood, walking shots always turn out beautifully. Just be sure to keep an eye out for good lighting and interesting backgrounds.

3. Plan a Picnic

Picnics make for great photos because they're incredibly versatile. You can do them almost anywhere, and they always look romantic AF. Plus, they give you an excuse to pack some delicious snacks (like champagne!). For bonus points, try setting up your picnic at sunset for some gorgeous golden hour light. 

4. Expect the Unexpected

 Candid shots are always my favorite kind of couples photos. To get genuine candids, try planning an activity that will get you both laughing and smiling— like playing tourist for the day or having a water balloon fight. Or, if you really want to capture those candid moments, consider hiring a photographer to shadow you during your everyday routine. 

5. Get Dressed Up 

Dressing up is always fun, but it's even more fun when you get to dress up with your boo! Whether it's fancy clothes, Halloween costumes, or just your Sunday best, getting all gussied up will make for some pretty amazing photos. Plus, it's a great way to change things up if you're feeling like your photos are starting to look stale.  

6. Embrace Your Inner Child 

Sometimes, the best way to inject some creativity into your photos is to embrace your inner child—literally! Having a pillow fight or building a fort are great ways to let loose and have some fun while still getting some killer couples photos. 

7. Be Silly Together 

Being silly together is one of the best things about being in a relationship—so why not document it? Stick out your tongues, make faces, and just generally act like idiots… but do it with somebody who loves you and knows how magnificent you look even when you're being totally ridiculous . Trust me—you'll be glad you did!  

Couple sitting in the patio


Planning a professional photoshoot with your significant other is a great way to capture your love for each other. By brainstorming ahead of time and coming up with some ideas, you'll be sure to get some amazing photos that you'll cherish forever.