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A Brief Guide to Posing for Photography Sessions

OK, so you’ve booked your photography session, you have your outfits planned, you’re all excited and nervous about the shoot…but you’re anxious about posing. I don’t know what to do with my hands, I fiddle with the toggles on my jacket when I get nervous…

Don’t be! For most of the shoot I will let you do your own thing. As for couples, you know better than I do how you “fit together” and you will naturally fall into that anyway.

However I do have some guidelines on posing that I will run through just to get you loosened up and relaxed. Here are a handful to get you started.

Women

Put your weight on one leg.

Turn slightly around 45 degrees.

Put one hand on your hip.

Put one hand on your hip, with the other, play with a strand of hair.

Put one hand in your pocket and hook your thumb on the outside.

 

Men

Put your weight on one leg.

Turn slightly around 45 degrees.

Put one hand in your pocket and hook your thumb on the outside.

Put both hands in your pockets and hook your thumbs on the outside.

Lean against a wall or the inside of a doorway.

 

Both

Walk together.

Hold hands and walk together.

Put one arm around the other, put your other hand in your pocket.

Put one hand in each others’ back pocket! Put your other hand in your pocket.

He puts his arms around her waist. She puts his arms around his neck.

Stand close together and face each other. Look down, then look up at each other.

 

Anything evolving from these poses will largely depend on our tour of the session location as we go along. We might find some nice steps to stand or sit on, a decoratively painted wall as a backdrop, a rustic fence.

The main thing to remember is to relax! Dress in a way that makes you feel confident, you will smile, you will feel happy and relaxed and it will show in your finished portraits!