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Posing Guide For Your Year-End Holiday
28 Nov 2019IDEASBY SweetEscape

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform. When it comes to posing, you're either naturally vogue, or totally amateur and camera-shy. Whether you're either or, there really should be no shame in it because posing itself is considered an art, and is not easy to know all the poses by the book and understand how different angles can magically enhance your photos to another level. Since it's the year end holiday, perhaps you've decided to book yourself a photo shoot session with your loved ones, friends, or maybe even your entire family. For you beginners and camera-shy-audiences out there, you might be thinking, "What poses could and should I do for my photos?". Worry no longer, because we've come up with a little guide on how you can improve your poses for a memorable photo session. Read on below for posing tips!

by Rio for SweetEscape in Kyoto
by Rio for SweetEscape in Kyoto

1. Laugh Au Naturale

We know, "naturally" could be quite a challenge if you're a shy little butterfly. You might think that posing nicely with a nice smile is all there is to it. Truth be told, those poses eventually get boring and don't really tell a story. So, whether it be your family, friends or loved one, when your photographer screams Action!, think of a nice memory from your past that you thought was extremely funny. Better yet, think of an embarrassing moment that had happened long ago, and now that you look back to it, you would laugh every time. If you're doing a photo shoot with your significant other, have them do the same, and perhaps even think of a memory you shared together for an intense connection in the photos. You'll either giggle or laugh altogether, and there you have it - a "natural" laughing pose!

by Yuko for SweetEscape in Sapporo, Hokkaido
by Yuko for SweetEscape in Sapporo, Hokkaido

2. The Not-So-Cliché Hug

We don't know about you, but there's always something pleasant about hugging poses that just somehow capture genuine feelings of the people involved in the photo. However, we do understand that hugging with a photographer capturing your still images for you CAN get a little awkward. So what you could do is to get your focus off of the photographer, and pay attention to the people you are taking pictures with. The photographer will work their magic with a bit of help from you. The hug pose we are talking about here is not the usual, formal type of hug that you would do. Instead, face away from each other. On the count of 3, turn back to face one another and open your arms wide as you reach in for a great big hug.

by Rebecca for SweetEscape in New York
by Rebecca for SweetEscape in New York

3. Walk It Like You Talk It

If you aren't aware of that song, we'll give you a little summary of what the song is about. Basically, the song suggests for you to be more confident in yourself. So, how does this relate to posing in any way? Well, posing isn't easy - if you don’t feel good about how you look. Here's a tip from us to you: If you got it, flaunt it! Every individual is unique and beautiful in their own way. Not to mention, a smile always adds plus points to how and what you appear to people.

by Minho for SweetEscape in Seoul
by Minho for SweetEscape in Seoul

4. Loosen Up And Go Crazy

Who says poses have to always be neat and proper? Feel free to express yourself through your poses. If you're feelin' happy: dance around, jump up and get down, or even laugh out loud. Maybe you're in love with your beau, and perhaps it's your first trip together. Show them some affection, and you'll be able to look back on the beautiful moments you've had together. Express yourself freely, and act as you would as if the photographer wasn't there. This is definitely a great trick to use if you happen to be extremely camera shy.

by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York
by Yunika for SweetEscape in New York

Ready to get your pose on for the year-end holidays? SweetEscape connects you to thousands of local professional photographers in more than 500 cities around the world, so you can capture every moment and get beautiful photos directly to your devices in just 48 hours after your session. This holiday season, capture more with SweetEscape's JINGLE DEALS, where you can get sessions starting as low as USD 50! Download our app, book your session today and let's #MakeLifeMemorable!