April 29, 2016
When I first started my photography business I would print poses out that I liked and felt conveyed the look I was going for. I eventually stopped carrying around a binder and graduated to my cell phone. Although I do sometimes cheat and bust out my phone when I have a new pose I want to introduce, I mainly go through a flow of poses I feel highlight the couple, which I call my posing flow. Now not every single pose works for every single client, and I am never one to force something that just isn’t working. Here are a few tips to getting the best out of one location, and keeping it simple with them standing and facing each other.
Here is this exact posing flow, please excuse the awful sound quality, who knew waves could be so loud!:
Here is the video of the results from this posing flow:
Posing a client doesn’t have to be overly complicated in the end you want to give some direction, they are nervous, you are all excited, and you want to make them comfortable. Talk to them, tell them what you are planning to do with them and that you guys are in this together. You are the expert. Study posing, and practice poses in the mirror to understand how different body movements can give you a whole new look. Lastly have fun!! Your energy will shine through.
You can see these images along with all the images from this gorgeous session with Jenna and Vili on my blog.
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