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A Guide to Posing for Your Photo Shoot

Updated: Nov 24, 2020


One thing that I've heard my clients say, as a freelance photographer, is how do I feel at ease with posing for pictures. Now this is really important question, cause who doesn't want to look great in their photos without looking awkward? The key to taking genuine and authentic photos is knowing how to pose in front of the camera. If you’ve never taken professional photos before or if you simply want to improve on your last session, here are 4 tips on how to pose that will leave you with exceptional images.


1. Keep it Natural

When you overthink posing, it takes away from the genuineness of your photos, which is why it helps to shoot your family photos in a setting where you’re all comfortable and where you can go about your lives as naturally as possible. For example, if you’re in an outdoor setting, take your little one for a walk. If you’re shooting at home, bake something together or snuggle up for a story.


2. Use Your Surroundings

Very often, standing upright in the middle of a room or garden will make your photos look and feel stiff. Use your surroundings to make yourselves more comfortable. For example, if there’s a wall in the vicinity, lean up against it. If there’s a couch available, pose on that for a few shots.


3. Make Use of Props

If you would like to change things up a bit or give a your hands something to do, you can also always incorporate a few basic props into your photos to get a few non-standard shots. So grab that hat, retro rotary phone or anything like and use it!


4. Have Fun

Your photos always look more authentic when your genuinely having fun and laughing. Spend time talking to your photographer about your favorite vacation or a memory that makes you laugh out loud. These candid moments always make for the best photos and a good time.


If you still have questions about your shoot and how to make the most of it, let us know and we will be happy to assist you with additional tips.


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