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5 Posing Tips For Senior Guys | Senior Photos

For most senior guys, your senior photo session will be your first professional photo shoot. Because you haven't had much practice in front of the camera, you’re probably wondering what you should be doing. Your senior photographer is there to guide you through your session, but it still helps to have some idea of how you would like to pose.

Here are some easy tips to help get you started.

1. Consider Your Best Features

If you had to choose, what are your best features? What features would you like to accentuate in your senior photos? Basically, what do you like best about yourself? Anything from your jawline to your eyes to your shoulders. Whatever features you would like to accentuate should be closest to the camera. Talk to your photographer about your favorite features ahead of time so that you can both plan accordingly.

2. Natural is Better

When it comes to posing for your senior photos, sticking with what comes natural is best. Poses that have you sitting down or leaning on one knee are just some examples of what looks good and not forced in front of the camera. When you sit on the steps, how do you sit? Sit like that in your senior photos.

3. Don’t Worry about Your Hands

We hear all the time "what do I do with my hands?" If you aren't used to posing in front of a camera, this is an easy concern. Don’t stress about hand placement too much. Once you get into it, your hands will naturally find a place in your pockets, at your sides, or folded in your arms. Your senior photographer should be able to guide you with what to do with them. Like we mentioned before, it is our job!

4. Don’t Be Afraid to Move

When you move around, walk slowly or turn, it creates movement in your senior photos and gives a more pleasing image than a stagnate pose. We're not talking big movements. Simply moving your head around can add some variety to your senior shots. Again, your photographer will guide you but if you feel nervous and find yourself stiffening your head or jaw, let them know.

5. Have Fun

You will always get the best shots when you approach your senior shoot with a relaxed mindset. You are here to celebrate an important milestone, so have some fun with your photographer. These photos are meant to highlight your personality after all.

If you want to be extra prepared, head over to a site such as Pinterest to find some ideas for poses. You can also browse your photographer’s portfolio for inspiration.

Here's some links to my Pinterest Boards for inspiration:

Class of 2023, now is the time to get on our schedule for your senior pictures! Reach out below!


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