Do you ever wonder why professional photos make you look so good? It’s easy to assume we are Photoshopping the heck out of you after the session. While I am happy to refine your photos with editing, you looking so great comes down to a few other (more important things) before I even hit the shutter: I find the best light to mold around you, and even more importantly I help you into poses which accentuate your best assets.
A lot of these posing principles can even be applied to your personal snapshots!
When you’re square to the camera, you are the broadest you can possibly be. By turning your shoulders and hips at an angle (between 45 degrees away from the camera and completely perpendicular to the camera), you are thinning your shape as well as creating a more visually interesting shape. One note, if you turn your hips completely perpendicular to the camera (where the camera can only see the side of one hip), turn your shoulders a little back to the camera (but still not flat to the camera).