With beautiful landscapes, stunning waters, and a vibrant nightlife scene, Goa has quickly become one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India. Every year, thousands of newlyweds arrive in Goa to soak up the sunshine, enjoy cocktails on the beach at sunset, and have their pictures taken under the palm trees. However, it can be difficult to choose the right photographer for your couple’s photoshoot in Goa when there are so many options available to you. Here’s everything you need to know about couple photoshoots in Goa before booking your shoot with a photographer.
Tips For Taking Awesome Photoshoots At Home
If you’re not going to splurge on professional photography, you can still get some great shots at home. Here are some tips: (1) Find a natural light source (such as a large window), and position your subjects accordingly. If you don’t have that luxury, find two lamps and set them on each side of your subjects so they are evenly lit. (2) Play around with different settings on your camera; most cameras these days allow you to control how much saturation, contrast, and brightness gets put into your photos. If you need inspiration for poses or suggestions on making things look more lively, search a couple photoshoots on Pinterest for ideas!
Taking awesome pics in nature
It’s a treat for the eyes to see such beautiful landscapes, whether they be urban or natural. When you find a beautiful scene, pause and appreciate it; then take out your camera and capture it! If you don’t have a camera on hand, pull out your phone—or better yet, borrow one from a stranger who knows how to use it (and have them shoot). For tips on capturing scenic wonders with just your phone check out our guide here. To really impress with Instagrammable photos of yourself, look up #photo challenge hashtags when you’re visiting popular locations—or if you think of one yourself. Photo challenges are fun ways for people all over Instagram-dom to share pictures that inspire each other.
Taking cute/flirty pics with clothes on
One of your favorite travel destinations, Goa is home to some of India’s most stunning beaches and is famous for its vibrant culture. What may not be as well known, however, is that it’s also an incredible destination for a romantic photo shoot with your partner! There are plenty of scenic backdrops and natural settings throughout the region—from sandy shores on secluded islands to luscious green forests. We’ve put together a list of our top tips for taking cute/flirty pics with clothes on. We hope you enjoy them!
Taking cute/flirty pics with clothes off
Getting naked for a photoshoot can be intimidating, even if you have a significant other. But knowing how to pose together is important for setting a sexy, flirty tone. Keep these tips in mind and you’ll have no trouble looking hot (or cute) and staying comfortable. This isn’t one of those listicles where we tell you exactly what to do—there are plenty of those out there already—but rather a quick rundown of ways that couples might like to take their own sexy pics at home or on vacation. The only thing left up to your imagination is what positions look best with which props! So get creative, feel free to share your results, and let us know what worked for you.
If you’re shy, think about doing this shoot with your SO (fiancé, husband/wife, etc.)
It’s likely a bit easier for you to be photographed with a loved one by your side. You won’t have to worry about being alone with your photographer, which can help you feel more comfortable and create authentic moments. Plus, it will show off your love for each other, which is always great. It’s also worth noting that some professional photographers offer couple shoots (sometimes called romantic shoots) as part of their service offerings. If you find yourself lacking time or budget, hiring a pro might be just what you need.
Avoiding problems when shooting nudes
A quick checklist of things to remember:
1. The models should wear a black or white bathing suit, or nothing at all. Black usually looks better on camera and therefore is more flattering on your final images. However, if you are shooting for a couple’s website and want them both naked, it would be good to choose a dark skinned male model instead of a pale one with red hair, just because he will photograph better with his female partner/lover/wife.
2. It is crucial that you have control over your lights when shooting nudes as light bouncing off water can make for distracting spots and undesirable looking pictures.
3. A photographic tripod is absolutely necessary when shooting nudes outdoors.