20-Second Posing Challenge for Couples

Returning to foundation posing, direct your couple to start with a base pose and then make micro-adjustments to capture the image you’re after. We recommend starting with a specific goal, and then working from there. If you want the couples portrait to reflect an intimate moment, start with a closed pose and stagger hand placement to avoid mirroring. Guide the subjects to manage their gaze and expressions, and capture the image. Watch for details like unflattering shadows or foreshortening of the arm, which can make the arm closest to the lens appear larger than it is; women generally do not like this. With minimal direction and careful attention to detail, you should be able to create an intimate couples portrait in under 20 seconds.