A Quick Guide to Posing

 

We often get asked, “What about posing? I’m not sure what to do in photos!” Thankfully, we’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of couples, families and pets over the years and we’ll be sure to help pose you so you’re looking your best. Overall, if you’re having fun, you’ll look great so focus on comfortable clothing and your love for one another and we’ll be well on our way to a great session!

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GENERAL DIRECTION

Before we get started, please know that our directions are only concepts, they are not something to be performed so try to do everything as though no one told you to do it. We know, that’s easier said than done but we have faith that you’re going to find a rhythm pretty quickly into our session together!

ALL ABOUT THAT FEELING

Guard what you think and feel, for what you think and feel will determine how you look. Focusing on feeling awkward will make you look awkward so focus on happy memories, who you’re there with and just generally happy thoughts.

During your session, treat each other as though you’re on a date with your best friend and the love of your life. Don’t be afraid to express your emotion and don't hesitate in how you express it. The best moments captured are often when you didn't realize they happened because you stopped trying.

POSING 101

The easiest way to change a pose is to move the direction of your chin and hips.

Keeping your chin and chest slightly extended promotes confidence in who you are and your feelings for the other person.  

Hinges = anything on your body the bends, or twits: fingers, legs, elbows, waist, arch of back. If we keep our "hinges" bent it promotes the feeling of movement in a still image which is something we’re always trying to capture.

At times, we’ll have you hold a "pose" but that doesn’t mean we can’t keep your body from looking stiff so within those poses, continue to keep your body moving. This can be something as simple as slowly rocking your from your toes to heels or slowly shifting your head or hips back and fourth.

Guys, remember to shift your weight from one leg to the other and place one foot in front of the other when standing. Oh and always be reminding her how beautiful she is and how much she means to you throughout the session. That’s how we get to capture those amazing smiles!

Ladies, remember to cross your ankles when posing. Think of moving your body like a "twisted towel" (don’t worry, we’ll show you!) and touching your chin to collarbone are all great movements to capture your most flattering angles.

Once we get shooting, you’ll quickly find your pace and we’ll help coach you to keep your body moving since small movements go a long way. Do not think of the session as a “shot stop, shoot stop” kind of session. We are ALWAYS shooting, so never stop loving each other and we’ll be there to capture it.

 

NEED MORE INSPIRATION?

Check out our Pinterest board for a collection of images from previous sessions along
with ideas for outfits, props, posing and more!

Looking for a few tips on how to plan your attire for your upcoming session? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!