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The #1 Question Everyone is Dying to Know the Answer To | Indianapolis IN Boudoir Photographer

The #1 question everyone is dying to know the answer to: How do you pose so many different types of women?!

When it comes down to it, there are a few easy rules anyone can follow, to make their body type look its best. No matter your weight, height or body type, try these tips to pose like a pro next time a camera is pointed your way!

1. Picture a Clock

Think of your space as a clock. If the person holding the camera is at 12:00, you’re going to want to angle your hips so one is 1:00 and the other is at 7:00. Easy, right? But it makes all the difference!

2. Place Your Weight

No matter what body shape you’re rocking, put your weight on your back leg is an easy way to master the camera angle. Bend your front knee, for even more of a pop!

3. Place Your Arms

Wondering where your arms go? Try this tip: place your arm that’s closest to the camera on your hip, then go up 2 inches.

4. Position Your Face

A great smile is worth a million words, right? What most people don’t think of is how your face position can make or break that million. Move your face towards the camera, pull your chin forward like a turtle, and then down slightly.

5. Relax your Shoulders

Lastly, relax your shoulders down. Most of us women hold tension in our shoulders, and believe me, you can tell. Take a load off, and let those shoulders down.

Here’s a simple selfie of me with my cell phone. See the difference? These photos were taken only minutes apart! In the first image (left) you can see that I’m square to the camera, with my arms directly beside my body. In the second image (right) I separated my arm from my body, and shifted my weight back. Remember: When your arms are directly beside your body, you increase your body by a FULL ARM. No one wants that. So hands on hips ladies! Hands on hips!

I hope this little tutorial helped!


Bethany Quinn is the photographer behind Bethany Quinn Studios where she helps modern women feel more confident in their own skin through black + white boudoir photography sessions. We encourage you to grab a glass of wine or sparkling cider, hang out for awhile, and check out more that the blog has to offer!

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