Updated: Mar 3
I wanted to share with you guys my top go-to prompts for sessions! If you're here just for the prompts, feel free to scroll down a smidge, but if you're here for more let me just tell you that using prompts during sessions opposed to poses has truly changed the game for me and my business! I started using prompts 2 years ago when I purchased Unposed by Love is a Big Deal. After this purchase, I feel like I started to just love this job and what I was producing SOOOOO much more.
Before this, I remember always feeling anxious before sessions. I would always worry about how to capture the real laughter and genuineness in the relationship of my couples, but after I changed how I shot and tackled sessions this was no longer a worry for me!
Heck, now I get PUMPED for how sessions will turn out because these prompts evoke genuine emotion. They capture the love and laughter between my couples. And another perk is that no matter how many times I use the same prompt at different sessions, the results are always different. Because couples are different. And prompts just really help them relax, be their unique and quirky selves, and truly produce an authentic beauty that isn't cookie cutter.
So enough about why I love them. Here are my 5 go-to prompts!
Go-to Prompt 1.
I LOVVVVEEE this first prompt so much. I have the guy wrap the girl in his arms. Then I have her try to escape his embrace and him try to keep her in his arms! Beware...I've seen elbows be thrown. LOL.
Go-to Prompt 2.
This one is simple, but I typical always throw a dip-kiss somewhere into a session/wedding day. It's a classic, but you can always spice it up. In the first photo, I had them slow dance, twirl around, and then told them to eventually kiss.
Go-to Prompt 3.
This is another prompt that I just LOVE! I ask my couples to trace each other's faces with their noses at the SAME time! I then tell them to not overthink it because it's more fun if they just go for it! During this prompt, I'm trying to capture the reaction it produces not always just the action itself.
Go-to Prompt 4.
This prompt evokes different emotions EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. And a lot of times it's not actually the prompt itself for this one either, but outcome! This prompt is to whisper in your best/sexiest accent your favorite sandwich ingredients or as many breakfast cereals as you can think of. This one is so fun to watch unfold because it's open ended and can go ANYWHERE!
Go-to Prompt 5.
This is a pretty standard go-to, but I love how different this looks with each couple. The drunk walk is one of the many walking variations I do, but I like this one best! Especially when they really get into it and are staggering all around and into each other.
HI! I'M LAUREN! I'M A WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN RECKLESS PURSUIT OF CHRIST, ADVENTURES, AND LOVE. I'M FROM A SMALL TOWN IN PA WHERE MY ROOTS RUN DEEP. I LOVE JESUS WITH MY WHOLE HEART, I WILL JUMP ON (OR OUT OF) A PLANE AT THE DROP OF A HAT FOR AN ADVENTURE, AND I BELIEVE LIFE IS BETTER LIVED OUTSIDE WITH YOUR HANDS AND FEET DIRTY.
ALL THESE THINGS PLAY A HUGE ROLE IN MY PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE, WHICH I'D DESCRIBE AS NATURAL AND AUTHENTIC. OTHER THINGS THAT BRING ME LIFE ARE SNOWBOARDING, FLANNELS, MOUNTAINS, SMALL TOWNS, RAINY DAYS, WILDFLOWERS, AND WEDDINGS! I WOULD TRULY BE HONORED TO CAPTURE YOUR SPECIAL DAY! SO LET'S CHAT ABOUT THAT FRIEND!