Let’s talk about posing
If you follow me on Instagram, I get on a tiny soap box every now and then to tell you about it. So many times, in my career as a photographer, I chat with clients who tell me that they don’t want to be posed. To that I reply, I understand. But then there’s a huge BUT. How do you expect to look your best if no one is directing you?
Who is going to tell you that your hair tie is still around your wrist? That black snake of a band will be distracting, trust me. Or what about sitting up straight? It really does make a difference if you’re not slouching. What about laughing? Or feeling comfortable? That can’t happen in posing, right? OH, my dear. You are so wrong. I love ya. But you’re wrong. Those things totally happen while you’re posed, and you’re gonna look fabulous while you’re doing it.
This isn’t Prom
I get it, you don’t want a bunch of prom posed, smiling at the camera, images. That’s boring. But we will get you connected, with each other and with the camera. I won’t lie, posing doesn’t feel natural. Because it isn’t. As humans, our bodies become garbage people. That’s what we want, like a sack on the side of the street. It’s comfy like that. Our shoulders droop in, our chins form one blob with our necks, and all the skin pushes outwards. It ain’t pretty, but it’s the truth. Posing forces the body to sit up straight, pulling everything together, and making you look like a put together hawt-hawt human. As I always say, posing is a game of opposites. If it feels wrong, you’re probably doing it right.
If you don’t believe me, I want you take a look for yourself. Each and every one of these photos, I directed my clients first. We get into the pose, and then we make friends with the pose. From there, you get to act like yourself. That is how we tell a story.
Let’s get you posed so you can do more of what you love.
Bonus points: show the world while you’re at it.
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