ULTIMATE GUIDE [Update 2020]
One of our most asked questions before a Paris photoshoot is how to pose for pictures. Posing is an essential part of photography, even if there is someone who just needs candid photos, but the truth behind that is posing. If you are looking for some couples photos poses, this blog is for you.
Quick navigate your favourite pose through the list below!
TRADITIONAL COUPLES POSES
01. OPEN BOOK POSE
I call this pose “opening book posing”, just imagine the man and his lady are like two pages of a book that are opening. In this pose, he strands straight with one hand in his pocket, and the other one held her waist. The lady stands close to him and put wait on one foot and push up the other foot on tiptoe to bring the curve of her hip. One of her hands on his back and the other one bends a little bit to show the man’s figures and her curve. That gap between her elbow and her waist creates contrast, showcasing more of her waistline. They’re looking at the camera and showing their smile.
02. CLOSING BOOK POSES
The man or the lady turn their body to one side, like closing one page of a book. In the photos, she turns her body to show her left side to the camera. Depend on the lady’s favourite site of her face, she places her arm gently to makes sure it doesn’t block her waistline. The man can put his hand either on her sleeve, waist softly, or in his pocket.
03. FACING EACH OTHER POSES
Now the couple will turn facing each other, like closing two pages of the book. To make a natural pose, the lady will put one of her foot back a little bit while her lover but his hand gently on her waist.
04. SIDE BY SIDE POSES
This one brings the old pose feel in which two persons are standing side by side, holding the hands and facing the camera. I saw this pose a lot for some Korean photographers. By doing a little bit different, such as looking at the opposite direction, or facing each other, we can have an exciting pose.
This one is my favourite to take candid photos. We will start by walking to a destination, depending on the background of the session, the photographer can help you chose an exciting path.
01. HOLDING HAND POSE
Just pure, holding each other hands, walk to a spot, don’t forget to look and talk to each other. Sometimes the man leads his partner so that they won’t block each other from the view of the camera. Tips: to make it look natural, try to forget about the camera, just pretend you two are jogging in a park.
03. WALKING UP THE STAIR POSE
Taking her hand to guide her up the stairs, don’t forget to keep your eyes on her gentlemen.
02. HOLDING THE SHOULDER POSE
This one works best for young couples. Sometimes I want to make a casual pose, like the man holding his girlfriend’s shoulder and they walk on the street. A shoot from behind is must be tried.
The next tutorial is an exciting part of a session. These poses are not only useful for couple pose but also must-have for engagement poses. Everyone (I mean mostly adults) know how to kiss, but make your kisses look to nature and intimate in photos, you should see some technique.
01. TEASER KISS POSE
This romantic pose is like kiss anticipation where the couple’s lips parted less than half an inch from kissing. One can place his or her hand on their partner neck, make sure his or her thumb is on the face.
Tips: To make this become more aesthetic pose, make the hips closer.
02. LIP KISS POSES
After a teaser, let take one more step to make a kiss pose. When kissing your partner, it’s easy to do so if you tilt your face a little bit. It's a must-have pose for your wedding photos.
Tips: close your eyes when kissing to forget about everything else.
03. FOREHEAD KISSING POSE
Sometimes, there is a height difference between you and your boyfriend. So having a forehead kiss will reduce these differences.
04. CHEEKBONE KISS POSE
With this pose, the best way to preserve the mood is the lady closes her eyes, relaxes her entire body, and to have just a hint of a smile on her face, or she can make a full smile when her partner kisses her.
05. TANGO KISS POSE
I love this romantic pose so much because of the intimate look of the couple. It appears in a lot of wedding photographs. Don’t forget to put this pose on your wedding poses checklist.
06. INTIMATE KISS POSE
You want a more intimate pose. Let’s do this. This pose should is a must for every couple photoshoot ideas.
Are you ready to kiss in Paris? Don't forget to ask Février Photography to capture your best kissing moments.
Couples, this part is for romantic poses. Let’s learn some hugging poses.
01. “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH” HUG
In this case, we have an “I love you so much hug,” and therefore, the bride’s chin should be up, as it is in this case. If the chin is down, then the hug becomes a “You are my warm, cosy blanket” hug. If one hand is higher than the other, the hug becomes more believable and romantic to the viewer.
03. HIM BEHIND HER
This pose can be called “feature pose”. The man hugs his girl from behind and keeps looking at her while she looks at the camera with a confident looking.
TIP: The couple can talk to each other to make a more casual pose.
04. HER BEHIND HIM
We often use this pose when we want to show her beauty shoulder. Her eyes are closing, and her chin turning down a little bit bring an intimate look to the viewer.
06. I FEEL SAVE POSE
This pose works best for the couple has significant height difference. Lady, you can give him a lovely hug and gently lean on his chest.
PLAYFUL, MOVEMENT, AND CUTE POSES
We're so excited about this part. If you are looking for casual and fun poses, this part is for you.
01. LIFTING HER POSE
To make the pose more intimate, when you lift her, don’t forget to kiss her.
02. CARRY HER POSE
If you want a cute pose, this is a must.
03. SHOULDER SIT POSES
Man, it’s time to show your strength. This fun pose is definitely for young couples.
04. TURING AROUND POSES
This couple pose is adorable. Man, you can turn her around and around when lift or carry her. Let’s have some fun!
05. TWIRL POSE
This one is one of my favourite cute poses. An airy dress will be a perfect prop for this pose.
06. RUNAWAY POSE
Let’s take her hand and run away. Why not? You will near get bored with this pose idea.
It’s time to take a rest by taking some cute sitting poses. This technique is also useful to reduce height differences. Just finding a nearby bench to take a couple of minutes to sit next together.
01. BENCH SITTING POSE
We love candid and intimate poses. In this picture, by having the couple talk close to each other and having gentle touches, we bring an intimate feeling to the photo.
03. RIVER CHILLING POSE
What is more romantic than when you two sat together on a sunset afternoon on the banks of the Seine.
02. BY YOUR SIDE POSE
"Man is always looking for someone to boast to; woman is always looking for a shoulder to put her head on."
04. CUTE COUPLE POSE
Let’s make her laugh. The most beautiful curve of a woman is her smile.
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