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I'm a former elementary school teacher, a proud military spouse and soon to be mama of 2! I love helping and serving people through photography in Greenville, SC and everywhere else it takes me. I love showing people the light and love in their everyday lives!
posing tips for couples
What NOT TO WEAR TO A PHOTO session!
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July 5, 2021
Now let’s be real – who wouldn’t want 5 posing tips to look skinny & confident in photos? I’m certainly not offended if you don’t! But for those of you who would like some tips and tricks, here I am with some. Too many times I’ve been on the side of, “How should I pose? Where do I put my hands? Is this a good angle?”. So if you’ve been there, girl, I can relate!
Let me help you out!
This is probably my #1 tip. If you’ve ever been on one of my sessions, I’m sure you’ve heard me direct you to do this at least once! It works! When you’re facing the camera directly, it can make you look more broad and boxy (which is actually a great pose for the men!). Turning to the side and popping those angles gives a softer, more narrow and feminine look.
Going right off of tip #1, having one shoulder more in the front and angled, it helped to soften and thin up your look in camera. The straighter you face the camera, the broader you appear. So by putting one shoulder more in the front, it takes away some of that broadness.
This angle is always the most flattering for your face and body! If you think about taking selfies for a moment, you’ll notice that usually the best ones are the ones where you’ve held the camera up and you’ve tilted your head to an angle. It’s my job to find those most flattering angles for you! If you’re worried that you might be too tall and don’t want me shooting up at you, no fear. I usually bring a step stool to sessions with me to grab those angles. 😉
Adding that extra curve away from your waist makes it appear smaller in photos! It especially beats the alternative – having locked, straight arms.
Choosing the right outfit and material makes a big difference. Try to pick something that is not too tight, nor too loose. Try your best to find a happy medium! Typically flowy fabrics work the best, and usually ones with sleeves. Not sure what to wear to a session? I have 2 other blog posts you can check out!
Next time you go for a photo session, or just taking photos in general, I hope you will remember some of these 5 posing tips to help you feel more skinny & confident in photos!
I hope these were helpful to you! xo, Jenny