There are so many great poses for seniors so we put together some of our most popular poses to help you out. It all depends on who you are, what setting you're working with, and what makes you comfortable. You want to pick the poses that show off your personality and have people saying, "you look awesome!" when they see your portraits.
Hands in Front Pocket
This is a popular pose for the guys since they tend to stand in this position normally. Try this pose with your body positioned differently by turning slightly away from the camera or leaning against a wall.
In the Palm of Your Hand
This is a cool pose for the girls or the guys but it's harder to get since it relies on having something to cup your hands around. Try this pose with the sun, moon, lights or buildings like the Reunion Tower in Downtown Dallas.
The One Arm Wall Lean
This pose makes for a great photo whether it's shot up close or from further away. To accomplish this post put one of our arms against the wall around where your head is. Lean into the wall slightly so only some of your weight is against your arm. You want to look natural.
Who hasn't done this pose or one similar to it in pictures taken by your friends? It can make for a funny pose or a great senior portrait pose!
This easy pose is another popular pose because there isn't a whole lot to it. Start by leaning against a wall and moving your feet away from the wall. You can either have your feet close to the wall or further away to provide different looks.
This a great pose for a variety of backgrounds. Start by squatting down and then drap and relax your arms over your legs.
Cross Your Arms
This basic pose is a good one for the guys. It's a more powerful pose, making you look strong and assertive.
Arms Up Wall Lean
If you want more than just the wall pose, try this one. Lean against a high fence or gate and bring your hands up to head level. Then grab on to the fence and relax your arms.
Sit on the ground or in this case a wall for this simple pose. Cross your legs and sit relaxed but be sure not to slouch!
Put 'em up! If you want some tough guy photos try putting your hands up in a boxer pose.
Guys Being Boys
We've all heard it the saying "boys will be boys" and it's true! You're senior portraits should be unique and show everyone your personality. Don't be afraid to do something fun, like kick a cone or ball around, for your senior portraits. In this photo Travis kicks a cone in front of a graffiti wall.
This is an extremely easy pose and works best with the guys. We had Travis sit on the ground against a brick wall in a comfortable position. In this case he has one leg laying straight on the ground, while the other leg is bent at the knee so his arm can rest casually across it. His other arm is resting on the leg on the ground.
Jacket Over the Shoulder
Want that magazine spread look? Try taking a nice jacket to your portrait session and flinging it over your shoulder for a great look. It's a simple pose that really gets the ladies' attention!
Don't forget to check out the Posing Tips for Girls!