Which conditions and creative choices lend themselves to truly gorgeous photographs? You're about to find out.

For natural, beautiful photos, you need to loosen up

You might be understandably a little tense or nervous if it's the first time you're being photographed by a pro, but that will probably wear off quickly. "Couples naturally become more relaxed as the session progresses," says photographer Kristina Carter of Vrai.

Photo: Kristina Carter - Vrai