Looking for an idea for an indoor couples session but you don’t feel like you want to do it in your own home? I was super pumped to shoot S & A at Mint Room Studios in Toronto. It is a big studio with different rooms and different themes- all of which are absolutely stunning and have a unique vibe to them. Mint Room is a great idea for your perfect indoor couples session! I am giving you three tips to prepare for your studio couples session below, you won’t want to miss these!
Tip 1: bring an outfit change
Capturing S & A for their engagement session over the holidays was so much fun. The session had such a fun, loving, and romantic feel to it and since it wasn’t outside in the middle of winter we weren’t freeing our butts off. Being in a studio, we tend to be stuck in one room- there are definitely ways to make the most of that one room. One way is to bring a couple different outfits that have different styles/feels to them. S & A decided to wear a cozy and comfortable outfit that had a cute and fun vibe to it and allowed them to move and feel comfortable. They also decided on a bit more of a fancy outfit that really helped bring a smoky romantic vibe to their photos.
Tip 2: bring your own important items from home
Bringing items from home that are important to you will add a personal touch to your studio session. Items like photo albums, nice blankets or pillows, a special candle that you enjoy, or a particular plant you like. Bringing a few of your own items will make the session feel like you’re in your own home and also add to the story the images tell. S & A brought a letter board from home and filled it with what she said to him when he proposed. They also brought a home made wreath with the date of their wedding on it. Little touches like this personalized their shoot and added to the story!
Tip 3: get ready to move
To make the most of a session that takes pace in one room, we will definitely be moving around the room! This will help create different perspectives in the images and make sure the don’t all look like they were actually taken all in one place. Usually the room will have different decor on different walls so it might even feel like you were in completely different rooms.
Studio sessions can be an amazing alternative to having a session in your own home and also don’t want to brave the cold winter weather, or when you want a more intimate feel to your images.