As much as photographing a couple interacting, loving and being incredibly sweet with each other is our game, having a really strong shot where they both look into the lens can be a great addition to the set.
What happens when they look directly into the lens is that our couple ends up looking at the viewer. This connection between the person viewing the shot and the couple can take bring the whole atmosphere and mood of the image to a different level.
When going for these types of shots, where your couple is standing and looking straight in your camera, we found its best to do this at a later point during the shoot. Simply because after they’ve gotten used to the way you shoot and have had a great time having fun with each other, the ice is broken. Your couple should be totally okay for a few shots where they just hang out and look into the lens.
We don’t normally stick on this type of shot for too long and once we’ve got it, we move onto something more active and where they can go back to focusing on each other.