How To Convince Your Partner to Have a Photoshoot

Navigate a Shiny or Rainy Wedding Day
August 9, 2023
Navigate a Shiny or Rainy Wedding Day
August 9, 2023

photoshoot with shy partner

Hey there, fabulous soon-to-be newlyweds! Let’s chat about something that’s as unpredictable as life itself – wedding weather. We all dream of sunny ceremonies, but guess what? Clouds and rain have their own way of making your day incredibly special. So, grab your umbrella (figuratively and literally) and let’s dive into why weather conditions can actually be pretty amazing.

1. Express Your Emotions:

First things first, let's dive into the emotions. Share with your partner how much they mean to you and why these memories are worth capturing. Pour your heart out – when they see your genuine excitement, they might just catch the photography bug themselves!

2. Highlight the Value of Memories:

So, picture this: a photo or a video that freezes the moment; that twinkle in your eye when you look at each other, or the contagious laughter that fills your home. That's what a photoshoot is all about – preserving these beautiful slices of time so you can revisit them whenever you want. Over time, these photos and videos will become like gold to you, especially if you have your baby or kids involved (they change in the blink of an eye)!

Film to tell the story of Ellie's arrival, filmed in the countryside of stunning Barossa Valley, located in South Australia.

3. Make it a Fun Experience:

Now, let's break the myth that photoshoots are stiff and formal. Nope, not on my watch! These sessions are all about fun, giggles, and letting your personalities shine. Tell your partner about those spontaneous moments when you're just being your goofy selves – that's what we want to capture. Most of the time, you don’t even have to look at the camera.

4. Connect it to a Special Occasion:

But wait, there's more! Connect the idea of a photoshoot to something special. Whether it's an anniversary, a birthday, or simply celebrating the journey you're on together – linking it to an occasion can make it feel like a heartwarming adventure you're both embarking on.

5. Highlight the Bonding Experience:

And hey, did you know that a photoshoot can be like a mini bonding retreat? It's true! You're not just posing; you're collaborating, communicating, and sharing heartfelt moments. It's like a teamwork exercise that comes with awesome photos as souvenirs.

6. Involve Them in the Planning:

Hold up – involving your partner in the planning process is a game-changer. Ask for their input on locations and outfits. When they realise it's a joint effort, they'll likely warm up to the idea. It's teamwork in action!

7. Share Positive Stories:

Oh, and here's a dose of encouragement: share stories of couples who were initially unsure but ended up loving their photoshoot experience. Real-life success stories have a way of easing worries and sparking enthusiasm.

8. Offer a Compromise:

If your partner is still unsure, how about meeting in the middle? Suggest a shorter, more laid-back photoshoot Once they experience the process, they might be more open to the idea of a longer or more elaborate session in the future.


The bottom line, it's all about the approach. Talk from the heart, listen to their concerns, and highlight all the warm fuzzies that come with a couple or family photoshoot.

By the way, over these many years working as a photographer and videographer, I can say that in general, the person who was not so keen and didn’t know what to expect is the one that will likely be more impacted and positively surprised by the result of their photos and videos! Try and see it happening 😉


If you need extra help, get in touch to share a little about your partner’s interests and personality. I may have a past photoshoot gallery that will touch their heart, so you can introduce the idea to your partner by sharing a story they can truly rely on!


Can’t wait to hear from you!