The True Grit Shot
This is probably the most time-consuming of all the photography ideas on this list, but it's also potentially the most rewarding. The idea is simple; hire a photographer to follow you around to snap candid shots.
Depending on your day-to-day life, the potential here for truly amazing couples' photographs depends on what happens. You'll likely be surprised at how great a candid photo of you and your partner loading groceries into the car, crossing the street under an umbrella or even cleaning up the house looks. Don't worry too much about what you're doing here; if your photographer is taking a lot of pictures, even if the time frame is short, chances are you'll have a nice picture as long as you're doing things naturally together. You'll want to make sure you're not doing anything you don't want shared with your friends and family -- pick another day to scoop your dog's waste from the backyard, for example.
Keep in mind, there are thousands of different ideas for couples' photographs, and these are just five of them. You'll find lots more information about photography below.
- Photobooth.net. Dec. 1, 2010.http://photobooth.net/
- Photobucket. "Couples Photos." Dec. 1, 2010.http://photobucket.com/images/couples/
- Slaby, Matt. Photographer. Personal interview. Dec 1, 2010.
- Time Magazine. "Famous Couples." Dec. 2, 2010.http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1704127,00.html
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