My Approach to Posing | Fresno Photographer
My approach to posing is the number one thing I get compliments on from my clients. If you ask them what they remember most from their session I can guarantee they would say I gave them great posing directions, and they never wondered what to do.
I have intentionally put myself on the other side of the camera, not just because I know the value of taking pictures, but because it’s important to know what it feels like to be in front of the camera. I need to be a client to serve one.
Many photographers expect you to know what to do or understand what they mean when they give posing directions. Unless you are a professional model, posing in front of a camera isn’t typical and can feel awkward. Saying things like “Be romantic with each other,” “Just interact like you do when you’re on a date,” or “Play with each other” can leave clients feeling confused and even more uncomfortable posing for the camera. Another thing photographers do is get so focused on what they are doing they leave their clients guessing. While the photographer adjusts settings or checks an image for quality, they leave their clients standing there in silence wondering if what they are doing is right.
When your session begins, I ask if you feel self-conscious about anything. During your session, I watch for those things and adjust them as I pose you. I want you to feel completely confident and love how you look. There is nothing worse than feeling frustrated or inadequate because you don’t understand what you’re being asked to do. When I’m posing you I give specific directions and show you exactly what I mean. You will receive positive feedback and praise so you feel uplifted. You’ll never have to wonder if you are doing it right.
It is no secret that most men do not enjoy being in front of a camera, so I make it my mission to get them laughing and having fun. I crack jokes, ask them to do some silly stuff, and keep things light and upbeat. Every man I have photographed has left their session smiling and telling me they had FUN!
Below are some of my favorite poses. As you scroll, take note of the natural, genuine interaction between my client’s.
Let’s have fun together!
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