As mostly a couples photographer, when I first started capturing headshots or seniors I would sometimes draw a complete blank! Thankfully I developed 3 core poses early on that helped me get into the grove and then allow my brain to open up space for creativity to shine through. These simple ‘go-tos’ were, and still are, so helpful. I hope these core poses will help you too, let me know in the comments!
Left arm down, right arm across body holding on at the elbow.
Right arm in the front pocket, thumb out. Left arm relaxed at the side.
*Whenever you have your client pose with their arm by their side always make sure there is a gap between their body and their arm. This tip is flattering for all figures!
Pose # 3
If they are in a dress or skirt have them twirl and spot you!