This post is about to save you hundreds of dollars in therapy..... :)
We all want our photographers to make magic with our pictures.... AND as a PHOTOGRAPHER- I DO create magic!!!! BUT learning to POSE well and SMILE well makes a BIG difference...
GET READY..... You will use these SIMPLE tips for the REST Of you LIFE in every photo taken of you or BY you!!!!!
Here is an example of a BEAUTIFUL (and Patient) MODEL!!!!
This is a thin marathon running model, and even being in great shape- facing complete forward to your photographer is NEVER the most flattering pose... what's more is, as women we usually push our hips slightly forward (probably used to balancing things we carry on our hips... kids, groceries, handbags, etc) so it NATURALLY makes our thighs appear larger than they are!!! FREAL.
This second shot is an example of what I would TELL you to do SORT OF!!! I would say "Turn so you are 3/4 facing the camera." and as a girl.... you would NATURALLY lean on one foot.... (stand up and see for yourself... we all lean) THE PROBLEM:
When you lean on the HIP closest to the camera- whatever is NEAREST to the camera APPEARS larger!!!! (aka chubbier!) ALSO, when leaning TOWARDS the camera- your tummy pushes out instead of IN!!!! (below left)
Now...............SEE what a difference it makes when ALL you do is LEAN ON THE HIP AWAY from the camera!!!!!!!!! Compare the two poses SIDE by SIDE and see HER (seemingly) LOSE 10 LBS before your eyes! (below)