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Couples session tips | Launceston Photographer

Tips For Your Couples Session

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You’ve booked your couples session! I know this can be scary for some. I totally get it! I don’t love being the subject either. But we’re doing this whether you like it or not, we want to make sure we have the best couples session, and the images reflect the two of you. So, lets go through a few tips to help you through it.

I want you to be you! This may seem obvious, but sometimes it’s tough to really commit to it. You get to set the tone and mood of the shoot, keep in mind its not what you think a session should look like. Are you both silly? Or are you introverted? I want to capture all those little moments you might otherwise consider the “outtakes”. Don’t act like you think you should, we want to capture you as you are. The truest emotion is in the outtakes!

One of the most asked questions is “what do I wear?” My answer is always to dress comfortably, don’t feel like you need to “dress up”  we tend to feel most comfortable being ourselves when the dressed comfortably. If you are feeling fancy, go for it! If you want to be relaxed in jeans - that works too!

Remember these photos are about you as a couple, the backdrop is just that - background. So pick places that make you feel at ease. The setting, location, and weather will affect your mood, and the mood of the photos. We want to make sure you’re surrounded by what you love, whether that be your own home, your favourite bar or cafe, a park, a mountain, or just exploring a location you’ve seen me shoot at and it really spoke to you.

We want you to embrace the natural elements, the wind, the sun, cloudy skies, bright sun, muddy trails, curious tourists, or your very happy dog!  We’ll keep shooting through it all and have fun! If we have to primp too much between shots, the vibe might be lost so let's keep it natural and honest and go for it!

Try to leave extra bags, purses, and props at home. It's your love I want to capture, the less you need to think about, the less you are distracted you are.

Every couple is very different, and I want to capture those quirks that make you who you are as a couple. Please tell me what is most meaningful to you, feel free to share your anxieties so we can work around them and make sure you are comfortable. If you keep these tips in mind, we’ll make something great!

Please enjoy some pictures from a recent couples session I did with Georgie and Daniel.

Launceston Duck Reach Couples Session | Tasmania Couples Photographer

Oh man I loved shooting and editing this session, I’m trying to be a little more creative when I think of locations and achieving more landscape type photos to deliver in my galleries. This location at the Duck Reach lookout is just perfect. Even though the water was high and I couldn’t use the location as hoped. There was still so many fun/different backdrops options there and then chuck in a cute couple.

Launceston Family Session | Launceston Photographer

Changing Habits | Launceston Wellness Photographer

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Changing Habits

I hear many brides to be saying they want to lose a certain amount of weight before their big day and proceed down a dangerous diet journey. Which I have learnt over the last few years is not the best mindset to have. Although I try to focus more on self-acceptance and positive body image at any size, I do realise there are a lot of people who want to look and feel their best for their wedding day by losing some weight to look good on camera. Let me tell you, I’m always working on this myself. The difference in my mindset is I’m working towards commitment to healthy habits forever. So how does for life sound?!

I know this sounds scary. COMMITMENT!! FOREVER!!

But what if I told you there is a better way than going on a restrictive diet and intense exercise program. Because going down this way could either leave you binge eating, disappointment, self loath or you could reach your goal, but then what? Was that route you chose, realistic and sustainable for you?

Once you figure out that nutrition and fitness doesn’t have to be restricted or punishment and that in fact it will make you feel great and enhance your life.

Believe me when I say changing habits is not going to be easy. I have struggled with this for 10 years. But 3 years ago I decided to change the path I was on and commit to forever. Ive had my ups and downs. Even just more recently I felt myself turning to old habits. I found myself bingeing again and my confidence was low, I was obsessing about food again and even was thinking about joining with Jenny. When my husband made me realise everything I have learnt over the last few years, Jenny was not the answer. So instead of letting everything fall apart again, I decided to reach out to one of my local nutritionist (friend) for some help. Because what I’ve learnt along the way that motivation and supportive mentoring can be a game changer.

Focus on one habit at a time, make small changes here and there. Experiment with different exercise you enjoy. Don’t think of food that you can’t have and focus and what you should have and what makes you feel good. Find ways to make nutritious food taste delicious.

Keep your end goal healthy habits forever in mind and don’t let short term gains tempt you. You have one life on this earth and so many wonderful days as a married couple ahead. I would love for you to enjoy your life without being consumed by the diet restriction, fitness grind for the rest of your days.

You have to decide what you want more, bad habits that bring you instant gratification and comfort or new habits that will be uncomfortable and hard at first, but will make you glow from the inside out for the long haul.

Don’t know where/how to start? You don’t have to do it alone. Did you know that I am a certified nutrition and health coach. Don’t hesitate to reach out! I offer a Wedding Wellness Package. You can find more info here.

Or you could contact Lori from MTK Nutrition who has helped me. (I am going to write a blog all about working with Lori soon) You can find her here.

You are so worth it and you can do it!!