POSING GUIDE SENIOR PHOTOS

3 POSES FOR ANY SENIOR GIRL

Master these 3 poses and you'll have amazing photos

I have found that most senior are a bit nervous before their session and it's because they are worried about how to pose.  

 

I like to start any senior portrait session by first reassuring them that it's the photographers to pose them.  Over the years I have found that poses can be broken down into 3 main categories.  

 

THE 3 MAIN POSES FOR ANY HIGH SCHOOL GIRL

  • STANDING
  • SITTING/LAYING
  • LEANING

Yep, it's that simple.  There is a lot of variations of these poses that can be done with the arms and legs.  The variations really depend on body type.  Some girls have longer arms so certain poses look good with them and other girls have shorter arms so they can benefit from an entirely different hand and arm placement.  

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STANDING

Standing photos are the easiest to master and use.  There are so many variations of standing.  You can start with something simple like walk toward you and laughing.   Or  have them stand with their legs crossed at the ankles, then you just need to give the hands something to do.  So I often ask my clients to put their hands in their pockets or on their hips.  With a little tweaking you will see what combination  looks good with their body type.

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SITTING/LAYING

Sitting/Laying has so many possibilities.  You can sit on stairs, have them sit criss cross on their bums in the middle of the road or even lay on their stomach.  The hardest part of photographing the sitting pose is finding the most flattering angle to photograph from.

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LEANING

The Leaning pose was one of the most difficult for me to master.  I made the mistake of having my senior go lean against a wall and it would be a vey unflattering.  The trick is too have you subject lean agains a surface and then bend at the hips toward you. 

CAN YOU SPOT THE 3 POSES IN THE GALLERY BELOW?

You will find one of the variations in each of the images below.

I just changed up the position of the arms and legs to give the photo a different look and feel.

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