The other day, I needed Austin to take some pictures of me for the event that I’m attending in New York City next week. I’ll be going to the Media and the City Event where they will be shooting a new television series of 12 women entrepreneurs. (I’ll be assisting with background stuff.)
I was asked for a picture so they could create some promotional materials for me. This was the second time in a week that I was asked by a client to give them a head shot of me. So, I told Austin we needed to take a few pictures of me so I could have plenty to choose from in the future.
*This is what they created from Austin’s and my photo shoot.
Date Idea- DIY Photo Shoot
We spent about 20 minutes taking pictures of me. I had no idea how to pose, so Austin put on some music for me to dance around to. Sure, a lot of the pictures had my hands out of focus, but we could crop those out.
After we spent that time doing the photos, Austin told me that he had a lot of fun taking the pictures. That is when I knew it would be a great date idea!
Set Up For Your Photos
I suggest you take the time to dress up for your pictures. If you are going out on a date, then you are likely already going to be dressed up…but if you’re not going out, then get dressed up anyways. You will be much happier with the final pics if you have taken the time to look nice.
Here are some other things to keep in mind when setting up for your photo shoot.
Lighting- natural light is best. If you can’t go outside, then open all of your blinds to let in as much light as possible. That being said, you’ll want to do you photos during the day.
Poses- this was by far the hardest part of the photo shoot- knowing how to pose. I always feel like a big doe-doe when it comes to posing for pictures. I really loved Austin’s idea of playing music for me, because it got me moving around. You can always do a few Pinterest searches for pose ideas ahead of time.
Props- it can be nice to have some props in your picture. When I have done photo shoots with my kids, I’ve let them hold toys, sit in rocking chairs, snuggle the dogs, and things like that.
Background- when we were doing my photoshoot the other day, I needed a plain background, but that is not ideal. Look around your house, outside, or while you are on a date for a good background. We like to go into a bigger city for our date nights, so the tall brick buildings make for wonderful photos.
Take Turns With Each Other
Take turns snapping pictures of one another. The cool thing about Austin taking pictures of me is that it much more natural than if someone else is taking the picture. He can tell me to smile at him and I will give a smile that I don’t give to other people.
If you aren’t in a place where you can get someone to take pictures of you two together, at least get a few selfies.
Lead Into Intimacy
If you want to take this date idea to the next level, you can always download my free printable bedroom game called Sexy Picture Dares. I have put together sexy suggestions for pictures. Just as a note, you’ll want to get an app like the Couples App so that it doesn’t save the images on your phone. It also has a password feature.
Hopefully you will have a lot of fun with this free date night idea.
Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.