Couple shoots aren't unpopular. In fact, I think they're very popular. They show that you're able to work well with others, whether male/female, female/female, or male/male, you have to have a chemistry with whoever you're working with (or at least look like you do).
It's the models who write to other models who say things like "hey, sexy, wanna do a couple shoot, I promise I'm not a creep" who aren't popular.
It is difficult to get schedules synchronized enough with just one model. Now, to do a couple shoot, we have to synchronize at least 3 schedules. And......each model has to "approve" of the other. I think this is more the issue, and not that they are "unpopular"
Kelly Anne-Marie wrote: Why are they so unpopular? If you feel they are popular, what styles and/or concept do you like? Just as a reminder: Please don't bash other posters opinions in here, Thanks.
Recently, a gorgeous female llama in my area wanted to do a classy lingerie / implied level sensual / erotic shoot. She couldn't find a willing male llama. Another female llama wanted to do a "sleazy erotic shoot in a cheap llama" and also couldn't find a willing male llama.
Apparently they're unpopular because male llamas don't want to be around naked women, which wouldn't have been MY guess.
I don't think they're unpopular. A portfolio filled with ONLY couples shots? Unlikely. The hardest part is getting three people (two models and a photographer) that are on the same level to do a shoot.
A Black Swan Project wrote: Popular? That depends.
Good couple shots are very hard to do especially if they represent passion and intimacy. Non-verbal communication between people is so important...
About covers it, people may or may not connect on a personal basis. Maybe working with new people involves some of that or maybe some modeling work includes a need for some "acting" ability. Like many, was not aware it's unpopular but also know a lot of people would not want to do it.
They are popular, especially with models willing to do artistic nudes. A lot of models do prefer doing a g/g shoot rather than b/g. I'm guessing that is because g/g is more comfortable with them and their significant other. But, both types of couples shoots are popular in that a lot of models want show their willingness to do a variety (and they don't have to be nude).