The greatest social media photos are usually engineered and sometimes take quite a bit of effort. We've all served as photographers for our friends and family, but there's a really special type of photographer we've captured in the act: the #BoyfriendsOfInstagram.
When you spend much of your time with a social media-loving partner, you'll end up taking plenty of photos of them. This roundup of photos documents the hard work that boyfriends around the world are doing to snap the best photos of their girlfriends. Even celebrities aren't exempt—check out to the sixth photo if you don't believe that!
1. Don't Drop That Phone
This angle surely resulted in a great photo, but no amount of cocktails would help if he were to slip and drop that smartphone in the water.
2. Hold My Purse
Shout out to the boyfriends who will hold purses. You can't have a good group shot if everyone's slinging huge handbags over their shoulders.
3. Photo Shoot
She's either got two boyfriends, or a group of friends that are always willing to pause and snap photos of her. Either way, #winning.
4. Action Shot
But wait, is it really an action shot if you're anticipating the action and repeatedly shooting the photo until you end up with the right one?
5. Autumn Lovers
This photo surely ended up being cute, and unlike the rest of the guys here, the photo's subject is laying down in order to get the best shot.
6. Yeezus, Photographer
Even the great Kanye West isn't exempt from shooting photos of his wife. Gotta love that pained look on his face while Kim reviews the photos!
7. Night Shot
Nice skyline, and really, if you don't take a photo, will anyone really know that you exercised? The greatest photo shoots are always a workout, after all.
8. Photographer's Assistant
Here are two guys doing some work. Replace the beach umbrella with studio lighting equipment and you might think they're actually getting paid for this!
9. Swimming Laps
While some of us are getting exercise in the pool, others are employing their boyfriends to get the perfect waterfront portrait. Is she even looking at the camera?
Half posed, half possibly real laughter. This guy's laying on the floor, but at least it's indoors. Here's hoping they've got something stronger than white wine for him!
11. Beach Backbends
So, admittedly, this shot is one of the more understandable ones. There's no way you could easily snap a photo of yourself doing a backbend on the beach.
12. Bikini Shot
No shame in this couple's game—none at all. We've all seen this pose on Instagram before, so if you were ever wondering how to pull it off, here it is!
So, this has to be a pair of bodybuilders or fitness trainers—look at the muscles on both of them! Nice work getting several different poses, too.
Realistically, you couldn't get a good photo of this pose without laying on the ground. Also, check out the onlooker peering over in the background.
15. Climbing Fences
Several things: One, she hopped the fence for this photo. #Work. Two, the guy passing by probably recognizes this scenario as one in which he's experienced, too.
Do you know a #BoyfriendOfInstagram or a friend who has one? If not, you might be a boyfriend of Instagram. Either way, be sure to SHARE this with your family and friends!