As a portrait and fashion photographer, I am often asked to take pictures of couples. These are either soon-to-be-married couples, or a male and female for a fashion ad campaign, etc. It is very easy to stick a simple ‘prom pose’ and get a nice image. If you are just required to capture an engagement photo for a newspaper, this is sufficient. But it is easy to get too comfortable with easy poses, and therefore your images are static and not compelling. Boring images are sometimes as bad as technically weak pictures…boring is pointless. Anyone can capture a boring image.