The pop­u­lar­i­ty of this type of shoot­ing as Love-sto­ry, Engage­ment ses­sion, or in sim­ple words — a pre-wed­ding pho­to shoot, is grow­ing by leaps and bounds. And if a cou­ple of years ago the place of such pho­tog­ra­phy was the stan­dard cen­tral park in the city, today lovers are exper­i­ment­ing by arrang­ing a pho­to shoot in their own apart­ment, or stag­ing the plot of their favorite movie! In this arti­cle, we will share with you a lot of ideas for inter­est­ing loca­tions for shoot­ing love-sto­ry, as well as give rec­om­men­da­tions on choos­ing the best bows for you and your sig­nif­i­cant oth­er.

Love-story styles

What pho­tos do you like? Among the many pho­to shoots that you will watch or have already watched, there will sure­ly be those that real­ly hooked you. Either these are sin­cere emo­tions, gen­tle touch­es and close-ups of lov­ing eyes. Or these are chic images of a cou­ple from a 60s movie. Either this is a wow-shoot dur­ing a para­chute jump or a pic­nic on the top of Ai-Petri. Find a style that’s right for you.

What should be deter­mined first of all:

1 Towhat will be the plot of your love sto­ry

Will you go to an amuse­ment park or a horse ride out­side the city, or will you rein­car­nate as the main char­ac­ters of your favorite book, or will you do house­hold chores togeth­er — cook, iron, clean? Three types of sub­jects are pop­u­lar in love sto­ry pho­tog­ra­phy: an event (acquain­tance, first kiss, mar­riage pro­pos­al), favorite movie (book, sto­ry, fairy tale), process (any joint process from cook­ing pan­cakes to sky­div­ing).

2 What will be the style of your love sto­ry

Do you like to pose for the cam­era or do you pre­fer to be your­self?

A love-sto­ry pho­to ses­sion can be staged or reportage.

Reportage shoot­ing is a series of shots of real emo­tions and the real you. All you need is to for­get about the pres­ence of the pho­tog­ra­ph­er and make time for each oth­er with­out hid­ing your feel­ings. The result of such a pho­to shoot will be live pic­tures, won­der­ful moments of time spent togeth­er, skill­ful­ly cap­tured by the pho­tog­ra­ph­er. Such pho­tos are often filled with ten­der­ness, smiles and warmth.

A staged pho­to shoot gives more beau­ti­ful shots with mean­ing. And if you also decid­ed to shoot a sto­ry! Just imag­ine, you are in the role of the main char­ac­ter of the movie “The Great Gats­by”, and your per­son­al Leonar­do DiCaprio pours cham­pagne into your glass. You will not find such pho­tos in the phone of friends!

Most plot and staged love-sto­ry require spe­cial props and scenery. Think about trans­port­ing bulky items and take this into account when choos­ing a loca­tion for a pho­to ses­sion.

When choos­ing a pho­tog­ra­ph­er, pay atten­tion to the dom­i­nant style of pho­to shoots in his port­fo­lio. There are pro­fes­sion­als who make amaz­ing reportage shots. And there are genius­es of staged shoot­ing and sub­se­quent pro­cess­ing of pho­tographs in the appro­pri­ate style.

3 What will be the theme of your love-sto­ry

When decid­ing on a theme for your upcom­ing love sto­ry, don’t for­get to con­sid­er your lifestyle and hob­bies. The pho­tog­ra­ph­er will be able to effec­tive­ly beat your abil­i­ty to play the piano or your boyfriend’s pas­sion for foot­ball, your love of books or your rit­u­al of prepar­ing din­ner togeth­er on Sun­days.

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If you are from dif­fer­ent cities, why not take the train sta­tion as the loca­tion? And if you can’t imag­ine life with­out your pets — frame them imme­di­ate­ly!

Look for a place for pho­tog­ra­phy based on your cho­sen style and love-sto­ry plot. Don’t for­get about acces­sories: bal­loons, blan­kets, sparklers, books, wine — they will make the pic­tures more inter­est­ing.

Locations for filming Love-story

Sea, river or lake

If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, don’t hes­i­tate — a wild beach, a steep slope or the deck of a small yacht will be the per­fect place to shoot, regard­less of the time of year. A riv­er or lake is also a great option: rent a boat or go watch the sun­set.


The for­est is one of the most acces­si­ble loca­tions for pho­tog­ra­phy. And shots in the for­est can be made sur­pris­ing­ly atmos­pher­ic. It will be just a walk among the long-lived oaks, or a trip with a tent — it’s up to you.

The mountains

If you live in a moun­tain­ous area, of course, you should take advan­tage of this! In win­ter — ski­ing or play­ing snow­balls, in sum­mer — climb to the top, and believe me, at the height your words of love to each oth­er will sound espe­cial­ly roman­tic.

Blooming garden

To shoot a spring love sto­ry Chan­fash­ion invites you to add a botan­i­cal gar­den to the list of loca­tions. And per­haps you know where else in the city you can find a vari­ety of flow­er­ing trees? No mat­ter how trite this option may look, beau­ti­ful shots in the port­fo­lio of pho­tog­ra­phers prove that a bloom­ing spring gar­den is a great place to shoot.

City streets

The streets of the native city are per­fect for reportage pho­tog­ra­phy. Arrange a walk in the his­tor­i­cal cen­ter or, on the con­trary, go to the areas of mod­ern sky­scrap­ers and mir­rored busi­ness cen­ters.

  • Ear­ly in the morn­ing — when the city is still sleep­ing, the streets are desert­ed and desert­ed, and the two of you are walk­ing, hold­ing hands or hug­ging, kiss­ing on one of the squares of the city.
  • Night the metrop­o­lis is beau­ti­ful with lights, bill­boards and lumi­nous shop win­dows.

City Park

For­tu­nate­ly, today’s young peo­ple no longer take pic­tures with mon­u­ments, but take a mat and a pic­nic bas­ket with them to the park.

Country house, cottage

You can get a lot of new emo­tions and great shots out­side the city! It’s good if you have rel­a­tives in the vil­lage, and if not, look for a farm in the vicin­i­ty of your area. You can go to this loca­tion:

  • to a mead­ow or flow­er­ing mead­ow
  • to the wheat field
  • in a field with sun­flow­ers
  • to the corn­field
  • for a walk with hors­es
  • ride a trac­tor or truck

You see how many ideas can be real­ized in one loca­tion!

Amusement park

Cot­ton can­dy, a Fer­ris wheel, a shoot­ing gallery and oth­er slot machines are just the per­fect atmos­phere for fun live pho­tos!

Aviation Museum

This loca­tion is ide­al for a love-sto­ry in retro style. And why not rein­car­nate as the heroes of your favorite movie “The Avi­a­tor”?

the library

Not the most pop­u­lar place for a pho­to shoot, but in our opin­ion, it deserves your atten­tion. The atmos­phere of the library, the spe­cial smell of books, hun­dreds of shelves right up to the ceil­ing — there is some kind of romance in this place, agree? And you def­i­nite­ly won’t see such pho­tos with your friends.

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You can relax, and as a result, get cute nat­ur­al pho­tos in places where you often go togeth­er. Favorite cafe or small restau­rant is a good loca­tion for shoot­ing a love-sto­ry.


You can take great pic­tures at home too!

If your kitchen is large enough to accom­mo­date a pho­tog­ra­ph­er and light­ing fix­tures, make piz­za or blue­ber­ry pie togeth­er. If you can­not boast of a large kitchen area, a great option is to rent a loft apart­ment. The fact is that “home” pho­tos are espe­cial­ly cozy and sin­cere.

Wrapped up in a blan­ket on the couch, read books or mag­a­zines to each oth­er, or maybe just fool around — behave as if you are alone, and the result of a home­made love-sto­ry will exceed your expec­ta­tions.

The most inti­mate, per­son­al place in the apart­ment — your bed­room — will be the best place to shoot if you want to get some­thing more than just beau­ti­ful pho­tos. No loca­tion will give you so many feel­ings, ten­der­ness, romance, com­fort and beau­ty. That is why bed­rooms in pho­to stu­dios are so pop­u­lar.


A rather new idea for Ukraine is the idea of ​​a place for roman­tic pho­tog­ra­phy. Your pic­tures will be tru­ly orig­i­nal. This place can only be a point in the reportage shoot­ing of the cou­ple’s joint day. That is, part of a long list of loca­tions: going to the store, walk­ing the dog, wash­ing the car, going to the movies, and so on.

Swimming pool

If there is no sea or riv­er near­by, but you want to fill your pho­tos with a sum­mer mood, feel free to choose a pool! Cock­tails, inflat­able flamin­gos and your good mood: we promise, the pic­tures will be very bright!

Football field, basketball field, golf course

We can’t help but tell you about these loca­tions! Ten­nis courts, a bil­liards club or an art stu­dio — such places for a love-sto­ry should be cho­sen if one of your cou­ple is fond of or pro­fes­sion­al­ly engaged in such activ­i­ties.

bike ride

I would like to high­light a bike ride as a love-sto­ry theme as a sep­a­rate item. In the west, shoot­ing a cou­ple on bicy­cles is very pop­u­lar. And while a bike is a pho­to shoot acces­so­ry, not a place, any place can be turned into a pho­to loca­tion when there are bikes!

Underwater shooting

For cou­ples who val­ue thrills and a non-stan­dard approach. Of course, such a love sto­ry is full of romance, and a pro­fes­sion­al pho­tog­ra­ph­er with spe­cial equip­ment will make the pic­tures unre­al­is­ti­cal­ly cool.


And again, the case when the place is not as impor­tant as the acces­so­ry. Pho­to ses­sion for cre­ative and cheer­ful cou­ples. Such emo­tions can­not be played!


  • The loca­tion for the love-sto­ry should cor­re­spond to the theme you have cho­sen. For exam­ple, arrange a pho­to ses­sion in the style of the Wild West at a ranch, in the style of Gats­by — in a lux­u­ri­ous man­sion, roman­tic — in a cafe or on the street dur­ing the rain.
  • The loca­tions where you will shoot your love-sto­ry can be filled with addi­tion­al decor ele­ments: chairs, wick­er chairs, balls, huge Love let­ters. You can make a swing, an arch of flow­ers, use a car, a fence, umbrel­las and many oth­er acces­sories.
  • Why not cre­ate more than one image, but sev­er­al, and spend part of the pho­to shoot in a roman­tic mood, part — hav­ing fun and laugh­ing.
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Clothes for Love-story

When choos­ing clothes for a pho­to shoot, be guid­ed by the plot and loca­tion of your love-sto­ry.

  • A loose, light dress and a light-col­ored shirt with rolled up sleeves — in such clothes you will look good walk­ing along the streets of your native city.
  • If you tell your sto­ry in a chic coun­try house or hotel room, choose an evening dress for your­self and a suit, tuxe­do or tail­coat for your man.

Give pref­er­ence to light col­ors in clothes. And let the shoes be light and com­fort­able.

  • For forests and moun­tains, Casu­al style cloth­ing is ide­al: boots, plaid shirts with jeans.
  • In sum­mer, on the shore of a reser­voir, light dress­es or chintz sun­dress­es look beau­ti­ful — for you, and satin trousers or shorts with a cot­ton loose shirt — for the groom. And bare­foot!
  • For film­ing in win­ter, you can use not the win­ter out­er­wear itself (if you have a chic coat, of course, you can wear it), but sep­a­rate ele­ments — sweaters, hats or all kinds of scarves. These bright acces­sories will look advan­ta­geous in the pho­to.

It is easy to freeze in win­ter, so dress warm­ly: let only your rosy cheeks be in the pho­to, and not your red nose and blue lips.

Color solutions for clothes

  • You choose the col­or for clothes, guid­ed by the basic prin­ci­ple — “It suits me!”.
  • The next impor­tant con­di­tion is not to “merge” with nature: in sum­mer, against the back­ground of green nature, your green out­fit will be lost in the same way as in win­ter a white dress against the back­ground of snow­drifts and sparkling snow.
  • The third rule is that the col­ors of your bows should be in har­mo­ny.

General style of dress

You are a sin­gle whole, so the style of your cou­ple’s clothes should be a con­fir­ma­tion of this. We offer you two option:

  • The two of you wear the same style of clothes, but dif­fer­ent shades.
  • Each of you has your own image, but the ele­ments are unit­ed: the same scarves, hats, base­ball caps or shoes.

Fam­i­ly bows and clothes care­ful­ly select­ed for sub­ject pho­tog­ra­phy look very cool!

So, let’s sum it up:

  • The clothes cho­sen for the pho­to ses­sion should be com­fort­able and com­fort­able.
  • The sto­ry you choose should be ful­ly man­i­fest­ed in the clothes.
  • Spare cloth­ing may come in handy. Even if you don’t use it, know­ing that you have every­thing under con­trol will help you ful­ly sur­ren­der to pho­tog­ra­phy.

We hope, after our arti­cles you full ideas and inspi­ra­tion for forth­com­ing to you film­ing love-sto­ry! Choose per­fect cor­re­spond­ing your mon­ey plot. Search place, which will allow to you to embody all their ideas. But main, not for­get, what all around only back­ground for your sin­cere