The best way to get a photo done quickly and easily is to keep it simple. After all, the point of it is to show off the couple, not the environment.
"Clean backgrounds, clean edges, good light and a nice moment are the formula for a good picture," says commercial photographer Matt Slaby of Luceo Images. This means you don't need a fancy photographer or a whole lot of setup. You won't need an overused tree background either. Just find a friend with a decent camera, get yourself some colored paper or a large colored sheet and stand next to each other wearing a nice outfit. Don't overdo your attire, the background or the smiles. What you'll get is a picture that highlights exactly what it's supposed to, you.
If simplicity isn't your bag, don't worry. We've got an idea for the over-the-top couple.