I want to make one thing clear: couple’s sessions are not only for newly engaged or newlywed couples! There are so many reasons that you may want to do a couple’s session with your special someone. It can be easy to overlook portraits with your significant other when you have a family, but getting photos of just the two of you is just as important as photos with the kids. Not only will you want to look back on those memories together, but your family will appreciate the memories as well! No matter what stage of life you are in or what time of year it is, you should always take the opportunity to celebrate your love for each other.
Here are 5 reasons why you should schedule a couples session OTHER than an engagement or wedding portrait session.
To Document a Trip
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and plan a vacation. And may I just say, Tampa, Florida, is a gorgeous place to relax on the beach or explore the city! When planning your trip, reach out to a photographer in the area and set up a couple’s session! Not only will these portraits remind you of all the fun you had on your trip together, but the session itself will be another memory altogether.
To Celebrate an Anniversary or Achievement
Whether it is your first, 10th, or 50th anniversary, it deserves to be celebrated! Gather your friends and family for a party and hire a photographer to take some special photos of just the two of you. This works for more than just wedding anniversaries. There are so many reasons to celebrate with your significant other. This could be to celebrate a graduation, announce a pregnancy, or document your first home purchase! All of these would make for very cute and special couple portraits.
To Decorate Your Walls
You don’t need a big reason to schedule a couple’s session. If your walls are feeling bare, that is reason enough! Talk to your photographer about the space that you are looking to fill and plan a couple’s session that fits your style and decor.
I love holiday cards. I think that they are such a fun way to stay connected with family and friends from year to year. Christmas cards are the perfect reason to schedule a couple’s session. These sessions are so fun because you can make them holiday themed or find some way to make the photos represent the year you’ve had together. If you are not into sending out Christmas cards, you could always use the photos to update your social media and keep your friends in the loop.
Are you in a date-night rut? Get all dressed up and get your pictures taken! This would be a unique way to spend time together and something you don’t often get to do. Take advantage of being all gussied up and finish the night with a fancy dinner. You’ll not only have a memorable date night, but you’ll also have the portraits to remember it by.