People are always looking for romantic pictures for inspiration. This photographer has a great tips for creating portraits with that edge of romance. With some practice, you can make photos like these, too!
“I was in a smaller city called Nettuno, 1 hour from Rome in Italy. I wanted to have variety of locations. So, I brought the beautiful couple to a forest, then later into the medieval city and ended the session by the ocean.”
Sussie’s Photography Tip for Romantic Pictures:
The gear that I use is Nikon d800 and the lens is Sigma FineArt 50mm. That’s it.
Less is more. I like to feel free as a photographer, to be able to be present as much as possible in the moment. So I prefer to work with natural light and that’s what I also did in this photo shoot.
I took the photos just a couple of hours before the sunset, in order to get softer and romantic light.
I usually use Pinterest or Belovelyyou to get some inspiration for the poses, but during the photo shoot I try to take it as it comes. Maybe I see something different or find a creative subject that I can play around with.
I also like to think in colours, so I always suggest the colours of the clothes that will suit the location. I’m a big fan of VSCO, it matches my photography style. It’s a filter that you can add either in LR or PS and it adds the film feeling over it.
I would say that the majority of my photos are romantic, dreamy and soft, so that is my goal during the editing process.
Film images definitely invoke a certain feeling and emotion. But if you’re not comfortable shooting film, don’t worry! There are tons of amazing film presets and actions out there to help you capture that film feel.