Post # 1
I am quite a chunky monkey… I have been told I have a beautiful smile and beautiful eyes, but they never transfer in photos – I end up looking surprised, strained, frozen, slutty, overtly happy, very cheeky (cheeks not rude), angry, a bit off my nut or totally demented. Anybody have any tips for me? My eyebrows don’t help much either – although I’ve been told they have a lovely natural shape in real life they give me a Jack Nicholson look in pictures. Please post pics of poses you found worked for you.
Post # 3
I always found I got better pictures without looking at the camera. My Fiance can make me laugh to no end so I rely on him a little as well.
Post # 4
Don’t sweat it, it’s your photographers job to pose you to bring out your best.
Post # 5
My biggest tip is make sure not to hold your arms to close to your body…it flattens them out and makes them look bigger than they are! By holding them out just a teensy bit makes your arms look leaner!
Post # 6
As a photographer, I love photographing real women. Here are some posing tips to help flatter anyone larger than a size 4.
1. Remember to keep tension across the back of your shoulders. This will help remind you to keep your arms away from your body (to avoid ‘lunch lady’ upper arms).
2. Even when sitting down, stick your butt out (while tightening your abs). This helps to elongate your body.
3. If the camera is directly in front of you, stick your head forward (like a chicken), then slowly drop your chin. This helps eliminate that pesky double chin.
4. If you are sitting, try placing weight on the arm closest to the camera (keep the upper arm away from your body) adding a very slight bend to your elbow.
4. When it comes to your wedding day, REMEMBER to hold your bouquet as low as possible (kind of around your hooha) as this automatically slenderizes the arms. This is one of the most overlooked and easiest fixes to bridal posing. Most brides clutch their flowers so high and so tight, that they end up smushing their arms in an unnatural way.
For all of the above, practice them. It feels weird but once you get the hang of it, it becomes 2nd nature.
Any skilled photographer should know how to direct you as well, to bring out your best. I’d share some of the tricks I use on the other side of the lens, but then I’d have to kill ya! =D
The biggest tip is to remember that you are in love and let that love shine through. Years from now, you won’t see any excess weight, you will see two people in love and ready to embark on an exciting and lifelong adventure as Mr. and Mrs.
Hope these help!
Post # 7
Some great advice thanks!! I have told FH that we’re off to the beach this weekend come rain (probable) or shine (unlikely) to practice posing and getting a natural look in front of the lens… I am not going to be a female “My Name is Earl”. Thank you!