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girl on the shore, sunset in the nature

POSING AT PHOTOSESSION

Here are some general points on posing to keep in mind as you prepare for your photo shoot.

These tips are general, feel free to use them as suggestions, not strict rules. While these tips can add interest and dynamism to our photos, I encourage you not to limit yourself during the shoot. 

I'll be there to guide you during the photo shoot, directing you on where to go, what to look at, and how to stand or turn your head—if you need assistance :)

1. A photo session is like a little life, a story within frames

During our shoots, we don't just pose; we live, creating a film-like experience. 

You don't always need to look directly into the lens—I'll guide you when it's necessary. I love incorporating different poses and angles to capture the natural flow of life and the harmony in beautiful moments. 

If you prefer a front portrait, focus behind my head or a bit higher, like looking through me. It helps achieve a relaxed and natural look in photos.

2. Let all movements be smooth

During the shoot, we'll stroll, take in the surroundings, and explore the forest and nature. Keep all movements smooth—avoid sudden changes in hand positions or leaning forward.

Maintain open poses, straightening your shoulders and relaxing your hands, as if someone is gently guiding you from above, allowing you to float in the air.

Remember, moderation is key! :)

Add a touch of grace to each step as you walk, ensuring your feet align in a straight line. Opt for a slightly slower pace than usual for a more captivating effect.

And yes, (if you're modeling), ditch the runway walk; go for a casual, natural pace.

Keep your hands relaxed, with a slight bend, avoiding stiffness.

photoshoot of girl in the nature

3. Add some movement into static poses

Even in static poses, avoid holding still for too long—incorporate subtle movements. I may ask you to shift weight from one foot to another while standing in the same spot. 

When standing, shift your center of gravity to one leg, adopting an asymmetrical pose.

 

Avoid standing directly facing the camera (unless it serves the storyline); instead, turn slightly to the side, with your head and shoulders slightly angled towards the photographer.

4. Keep your arms relaxed

Keep your arms slightly bent at the elbows, and let your fingers stay relaxed.

If you're unsure where to place your hands, consider gently straightening your hair, lightly touching your scarf or collar line, or running your hand along the branches. The key is to keep all movements smooth and effortless.

You can raise and spread your arms slightly, bending them at the elbows, as if helping yourself balance in the air. Slightly raised hands always appear more lively than those pressed to the body.

5. Keep your face relaxed

Allow your gaze to drift into the distance or focus on an element related to the shoot. Avoid turning your pupils too far to the side to prevent disproportionately large whites of the eyes in the photo. If you want to look at something on the left or right, it's advisable to move your head rather than just your eyes.

Keep your lips relaxed; you can even let your mouth be slightly open—breathe naturally. While contemplating something positive, stay emotionally present in the moment. Your appearance always reflects whether you're truly here or not.

6. Be yourself

Being yourself in photos is important because it captures the real you. Genuine moments make pictures more meaningful and enjoyable. So, just be yourself, and let your true personality shine in the photos.

Creative photo session for a girl in the park
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