5 Couple Photography Tips for You & Your Partner

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With the holidays right around the corner and Valentine’s Day fast-approaching, having a couple photography session can be a great way to wrap up the year or even snap some photos for your annual greeting cards. As one of the leading photo studios in Mississauga, Champagne Photography has helped plenty of couples celebrate the season with a personalized photo shoot.

Below are a few tips and ideas to help inspire you this year!

Stick to Your Strong Poses 

When taking photographs of couples, too many poses can muddle things up. You might want to get the most bang for your buck, but often striking one pose after another can cause things to look a bit unnatural in the end. Stick to several poses that you find comfortable and unique. Perhaps you have a particular way of embracing each other: these types of poses will make it easier for a photographer to snap the perfect picture.

Choose the Location in Advance 

Are there some locations that you love to frequent around the house or in the neighborhood? Perhaps there’s a nearby park where you like to spend time with your partner. These types of locales make great destinations for photo shoots. This is because they’re personal and reflect a location you both love as well as familiar, making you more comfortable during the process.

Add Kids & Pets

Are you trying to come up with some fun Valentine’s Day ideas for your photoshoot? Maybe you’re just looking to do something different. One way you can do so is to include some guests in the pictures, like your children or favorite furry friends. You could even dress up your four-legged friends as cupid if they don’t mind of course.

Wear What Feels Comfortable

When it comes to couple or family photography, it’s ok to look your best, but always dress comfortably. If you’re shooting photos outside, dress for the season; this means no skimpy clothes during cold fall weather or three-piece suits in the summertime. This will help you relax during the photo shoot as well as make the scene much more realistic.

Contact us for couple photography this Valentine’s Day! 

Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day photography package? Call Champagne Photography today at (416) 704-7653 or visit our website to learn more about our pet photography services and other packages.

5 Tips for Your Next Family Photography Session

Family photography can be a great way to capture those precious moments between you and your family, but it can also be a little stressful without the right preparation. That’s why going into your next family photo session with a few helpful tips can make it much easier. As one of the area’s top family photography studios, Champagne Photography has helped plenty of families capture moments to cherish for a lifetime.

Below, they’ve gathered some tips to help ensure your next photoshoot is a complete success!

Choose Appropriate Clothing

If you’re shooting outdoors during the summer, you probably don’t want to dress the whole family in suits and ties or other clothing better suited to fall and winter. Conversely, during the colder months, you should dress accordingly. Remember, the right clothing will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during your family photoshoot.

Come Well-Rested

Family photography sessions don’t have to be stressful. However, they do require a lot of energy and can take a significant amount of time, so be sure you and all your family arrive well-rested. This will make it easier to follow the directions of the camera crew and ensure that for every photo, you and your family members look alert and attentive.

Include the Pets!

Many consider their favorite four-legged friend part of the family, so why not include them in your next photoshoot as well? Bringing your pet or pets along can be a great way to do something a little different. Just be sure to try and train them a bit beforehand and bring along a few toys to keep them occupied when they’re not in front of the camera.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

Rushing around and preparing last minute for a photoshoot can stress you out, and that stress can transfer to your partner and other family members. Before a shoot, give yourself plenty of time to prepare: lay out your clothes ahead of time, pack any necessities, and try to arrive at the location early to minimize stress and maximize smiles!

Have Fun!

Having fun during your family photoshoot is one of the best ways to capture those special moments. Try to be relaxed and think of playful poses or games you usually play as a family. Choosing a unique location is another great way to have fun while in front of the camera.

Contact us for your next family photography session! 

Champagne Photography can help make your next photo session one to remember for a lifetime. For more information about our family and newborn photography, contact us online today or call (416) 704-7653.

4 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask About Boudoir Photography

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When it comes to spicing things up with your partner or showing them your more intimate side, boudoir photography can provide a great opportunity. However, there are also a lot of misconceptions about the art form, which is why the team from Champagne Photography is here to clear things up.

Below you’ll find answers to the four questions you’ve always wanted to ask about boudoir photography, so read on.

Do You Have to Get Naked? 

This is the first thing people assume who haven’t done much research about boudoir photography. It’s not the high-class equivalent of sending nudes! The goal of the boudoir photographer is to capture all the sultry mystique of the boudoir while also maintaining the client’s privacy, dignity, and most important of all, their boundaries. No clothes ever come off unless you communicate explicitly it’s something you want to do.

What Exactly Does “Boudoir” Mean Anyway? 

The word “boudoir” has quite the history. It’s a derivative of the French word “boudeur,” which means “sulky or in a pouty sort of mood.” However, this word eventually transformed into what became referred to as the boudoir, or bedroom, encompassing all the things that go on behind those closed doors. In this sense, it carries an attractive mystique and intimate sensuality today’s leading photographers try to subtly capture.

What About the Wardrobe? 

Are you worried that you won’t have anything exciting enough to wear for your boudoir photo shoot? Perhaps you want to try something different but aren’t quite sure what will look best on you. You’ll be glad to know that many of today’s leading boudoir photography studios also have extensive wardrobes to choose from, with some exquisitely sexy lingerie and outfits (which are dry-cleaned after each use). Of course, you’re also encouraged to bring along items from your own closet. This is because some familiar pieces of lingerie will make the pictures more personal both for you and your partner.

How Do You Make Clients Feel Comfortable? 

Being in a room with a camera crew you don’t know and stripping down to your undergarments can certainly seem intimidating. However, many photography teams will help you lighten the mood a bit by sharing a glass of champagne with you and finding some of your favorite tunes to listen to while the shoot is going on. This helps everyone feel a bit more comfortable and makes the photo shoot fun and a bit less serious.

Let us help you capture your sultry side! 

Want to capture what goes on in your boudoir? Champagne Photography can help, so give us a call at (416) 704-7653 or visit us online for a closer look at our portrait and baby photography services.