7 Tips And 20 Ideas For A Facetime Couple Shoot

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Ready to shake up your quarantine with some fun? Today we’re sharing all the tips and tricks you need for a successful Facetime photo shoot. What’s that? Facetime sessions are the latest trend in quarantine photography that allow you to safely commemorate this unique time in your relationship. Whether you’re married, engaged, co-isolating, Facetime photos are a great way to capture your experience at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

How A Facetime Photo Shoot Works

Rather than a screenshot, Facetime has a feature that allows you to snap an actual photo of what you see on your screen. Photographers are using this technology to help them document your memories without having to even leave their house! Once you’re on the call, your photographer will ask you to do a quick tour of your home to get an idea of the space and lighting. From there, they will give you all the direction and posing guidance you need to take some seriously gorgeous and intimate photos — all through your phone! After your call, your photographer will edit the photos in their own style and deliver your gallery for you to share and cherish.

Book Your Dream Photographer

Is there a photographer you’ve always wanted to work with? With a Facetime session, you don’t have to worry about travel fees, so you can hire your favorite local photographer or your dream photographer who lives on the other side of the country — or the world!

Ensure You’ve Got Great Light

The key to great photos is great light. Pay attention to the light in your home at different times throughout the day to see how the light changes in different rooms you want to use for your shoot. Schedule your session around when the light is best in your house or apartment — not every home is well lit at the same time! Need a little extra help in the lighting department? A ring light can brighten your space with clean, even light that you can control depending on where you want to shoot!

Practice Positioning Your Phone

With your photographer not physically present, you’re going to need a way to position your phone for them to take your photos. If you’ve always wanted to have one of those cool tripods for your iPhone, now is the perfect time to get one. Next, think about what you can set your phone or tripod on in your home to achieve different angles. Practice putting your phone on a shelf, coffee table, etc. to see what photos look like from a variety of perspectives. Sometimes a stack of books or shoebox can help you get the shot!

Curate A Cozy Backdrop

Spice up your space with texture and color using art, shelving, plants, and more. Hanging some string lights adds a touch of magic to not only your room but the photos too! We recommend choosing 1-3 backdrops in your home — like the nook where you eat breakfast together, your favorite reading corner, or your bedroom — and styling a vignette in each that highlights your personality using some of your favorite things.

such a bold macrame backdrop will give style and personality to your facetime photos

such a bold macrame backdrop will give style and personality to your facetime photos

make some pics in front of a cool wall art that reminds of love or symbolizes you as a couple

make some pics in front of a cool wall art that reminds of love or symbolizes you as a couple

a faux fiddle leaf fig plant like this one will add an outdoorsy feel to your pics for sure

a faux fiddle leaf fig plant like this one will add an outdoorsy feel to your pics for sure

some pretty and unusual piece of furniture or art will be a nice backdrop for your facetime photo shoot

some pretty and unusual piece of furniture or art will be a nice backdrop for your facetime photo shoot

your favorite artwork or a pic from your holiday can be a nice backdrop for your photo shoot

your favorite artwork or a pic from your holiday can be a nice backdrop for your photo shoot

your gallery wall can be another nice backdrop idea to try, especially if it features something meaningful for your couple

your gallery wall can be another nice backdrop idea to try, especially if it features something meaningful for your couple

Dress For The Occasion

Lean into your stay-at-home wardrobe and put together an outfit that’s ultra-cozy and cute. Of course, you can also get all dressed up for the occasion and rock the outfits you planned for your pre-COVID engagement session or get dressed to the nines in your fanciest attire for a cheeky juxtaposition with your setting.

dress up into your stylish loungewear wearing something connecting or uniting

dress up into your stylish loungewear wearing something connecting or uniting

give your loungewear a little boost if you wanna look relaxed yet sexy and chic

give your loungewear a little boost if you wanna look relaxed yet sexy and chic

jeans, leggings, sweatshirts, tops with long sleeves are nice for comfortable pics of your couple

jeans, leggings, sweatshirts, tops with long sleeves are nice for comfortable pics of your couple

if you want, you may update your loungewear looks to jeans with tees or long sleeve tops

if you want, you may update your loungewear looks to jeans with tees or long sleeve tops

if you are a girl, why not wear a comfy lounge dress like this one for maximal comfort

if you are a girl, why not wear a comfy lounge dress like this one for maximal comfort

Give Yourself Something To Do

Last but not least, give yourselves something to do! Lifestyle sessions are best when they capture you in your true state. Sip coffee from your favorite mugs, make cocktails in pretty glassware, read from the books on your nightstand, share a bowl of cereal or ice cream, bake cookies in your kitchen, play a card game or put together a puzzle or snuggle up with a blanket (or your pet!), put on a record and dance in your living room – there are many more ideas you can try, get inspired!

why not make a pillow fight if you love doing that from time to time

why not make a pillow fight if you love doing that from time to time

have some coffee or tea together in your kitchen together

have some coffee or tea together in your kitchen together

cook something and let your partner taste that, why not, or cook together

cook something and let your partner taste that, why not, or cook together

if you are both cooking, why not do that together for your facetime photo shoot

if you are both cooking, why not do that together for your facetime photo shoot

read some books or play some music together and do that with love

read some books or play some music together and do that with love

if you have your own outdoor space, why not take eating, drinking and even cooking outdoors

if you have your own outdoor space, why not take eating, drinking and even cooking outdoors

keep your hands busy, why not take a few photos of each other if you love that

keep your hands busy, why not take a few photos of each other if you love that

bake some cookies and eat them together, these will be super cute photos

bake some cookies and eat them together, these will be super cute photos

spend time with your cute pet to include it into your cute family pics

spend time with your cute pet to include it into your cute family pics