When you first get in front of the camera, it can be a little nerve-wracking to know what to do and how to pose. But thankfully, here at Chique, we’re on hand to help you feel confident and give you a little nudge in the right direction when it comes to posing.
With that in mind, here are our top timeless poses that will always look good on camera and give you a great starting point ahead of your photoshoot with us.
Put your best foot forward
When you first stand in front of the camera, it’s natural to almost freeze and instantly plant both feet straight down in line with your shoulders. The problem with this is that most of the time it can look awkward and slightly unflattering. Instead, try taking one foot and stepping forward. This will help to enhance your bodies natural curves and will also give the picture some movement – making it much more engaging.
A top tip to take this pose one step further is to step onto your tiptoes or the balls of your feet. This will make you look taller and will elongate your legs – which always looks really flattering on camera.
Take a seat
Standing for too long can be uncomfortable and that’s the last thing we want during your photoshoot! At Chique, we want to make sure that you are comfortable and confident during your shoot as ultimately, this will lead to more beautiful photos. We also want to give you a variety of shots so shaking things up to incorporate sitting positions as well as standing is always a great idea. When you’re sitting down, you tend to be more comfortable, which will lead to a natural and relaxed photo.
In our studios there are lots of props that can be used to create really glamourous and unique shots – including a motorbike and a pool table! Sitting down poses are perfect at the start of a shot as they will help you to relax and ease you into getting used to being in front of the camera.
Over the shoulder
Strong and powerful eyes can be really striking when it comes to photography and this pose is one that allows for exactly that. A classic over the shoulder look is sexy, striking and enables you to start to incorporate movement into your photoshoot which can be really effective. When you turn to face the camera try to look directly at the lens so that this pose can capture really striking eye contact to create a beautiful shot.
The best way to own this pose is by being real with it! Let your photographer guide you and try and turn just at the right moment so that when the camera clicks, you’ve just turned your head. Don’t forget practice makes perfect and our friendly team will help you nail this pose!
Pose with props
If you’re a beginner when it comes to photoshoots or if you’re feeling a little nervous and don’t quite know where to start when it comes to poses – props are what you need! Whether it’s a glass of fizz, a feather boa or event some statement jewellery, having a prop on set gives you some direction and allows you to interact with something to help you pose.
Not only will using props help with your posing and confidence, but it will also help to create more varied shots! A Chique photoshoot is all about having fun and making you feel uplifted – posing with props can also add to this element of fun, so it’s a great type of pose to incorporate into your photoshoot.
Add some movement
The best type of photos are always those that are natural, and adding movement when you pose can help to capture that stance. Keep it simple and subtle when posing such as changing the angle of your head, moving your arms or stepping forwards and backwards.
Remember you don’t want to move too quickly, as this can look blurred on camera. So, take it slow when adding movement into your poses and try to ensure your movements flow naturally and don’t feel forced. Try and follow your photographer’s guidance to allow them to capture all your best angles throughout your poses.
Find out more about our photoshoots, and get in touch with our team today to book yours.