[Updated 28 February 2020]
If you’ve read our guide of easy travel poses
, then you’d know that striking a pose to get a good photo of yourself isn’t all that difficult. But wait, what if you’re travelling with your significant other?
*cue the head scratching once again* ?
While it may be rather tricky posing with your partner, this guide will help to give some ideas of how the both of you can take cute and fun travel photos together ? So, say goodbye to painfully awkward couple poses forever!
1. Hold onto each other
When travelling, there comes a time when there’s no one around to help you take a photo. In situations like these, this classic shot of the hand hold pose is the perfect choice for both of you. Inspired by the viral photo series sparked by famous travel couple - Murad and Nataly Osmann, all you need to do is grab your significant other’s hand and lead them forward while they take the picture!
Although one of you may not be in the photo, it makes for a sweet picture that’ll be fun to do no matter where you are ?
2. Laugh together
This is a great time to let loose and have fun with each other! Do whatever it takes to make the other laugh - crack your best joke, make silly faces or recount a funny story. Whichever method you choose to do, the end result makes for a fun pose that will reflect your travel experience ?
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3. A peck on the cheek
Want to bring out a more romantic element in your picture? Then give your other half a peck on the cheek. This is the ideal pose for all the shyer couples out there who still want to show off a tender side on their travels ? You can also try adding a bit of playfulness to your photo by catching your partner off guard with the kiss!
4. Take a twirl
If you’ve been keeping your dance moves all to yourself, it’s time to unleash them for your couple travel photos. Creating movement in pictures helps to inject excitement and since you’ll be in the photo with someone else, getting into a groove should be a lot easier.
Whatever dance you decide to do, throw in a twirl or two to show a loving interaction between you and your partner. When doing this move, wearing a long flowy skirt helps to achieve the best effect for a dreamy photo.
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5. Find a signature pose
Sometimes all you need is one signature pose for your couple travel photos. It could be as simple as sitting cross-legged while looking at each other, leaning against one another and raising your hands.
With every trip you take, it gives you and your partner a chance to practice and master your go-to poses. By doing this, you won't waste too much time deciding on a pose and will be able to get on with your travel smoothly. If you're up for it, take your signature poses to the next level by striking iconic poses from films like Titanic or La La Land.
6. Do the liftCredit: @_nzry on Instagram
Remember all those sweaty hours in the gym? Well, it’s time to put those muscles to use as you attempt to create a shot of lifting your partner. Don’t worry about getting it right the first time, just remember to be safe as you do it to avoid any accidents ?
If you think that this pose works one way, think again. Switch it up and have your lady carry you instead! The two of you are guaranteed to get a good laugh out of it, which makes the picture that much better ?
7. Let the background do the talking
While posing is always a good idea to jazz up your photos, a breathtaking backdrop is just as worthy of a snapshot. Stake out a photogenic spot that will fill the frame of your picture beautifully such as buildings, nature, streets and even eateries.
Credit: @_nzry on Instagram
Simply stand in the centre or off to the side based on the rule of thirds
to get that aesthetically pleasing photograph that you desire.
Wearing outfits that complement the landscape gives your photo bonus points!
8. Make hearts
Another romantic pose you can attempt is by making hearts ❤️ Over the years, people around the world have come up with multiple ways to create this pose. Go ahead and experiment with all these methods using your hands, arms and even your entire body!
For something a little trendier, try these finger hearts (using your thumb and index finger) that’s been made popular by many K-pop stars and their fans.
9. Couple activity
During your travel, keep an eye out for activities that can be done as a couple. From a relaxing boat ride to an exciting bungee jump, make the most out of these experiences by capturing the moment in action. Not only do you get to enjoy a fun couple activity with your loved one, you’ll also get a good photo opportunity that will last a lifetime.
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10. Lover's gaze
Forget the awkwardness of having a camera in front of you by gazing into each other's eyes. As simple as this pose may seem, it can bring out some of the loveliest reactions and genuine emotions from your other half. The best way to fully immerse yourself in this is by picking a romantic setting that will help to make the pose feel more natural.
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Taking fun couple photos on your travels is a great way to treasure your memories that will last a lifetime. So, with a little bit of convincing and some practice, you’ll be able to nail these poses with your partner in no time! ?