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.

Josh stands in front of the Adriatica Tower as the sun goes down.

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.

Senior, Josh, holds the sun in his hand at Adriatica Village.

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.

Josh leans against a stone wall in Adriatica Village for his senior portraits.

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.

Josh sits with his hand on his chin in this great photo.

The Contemplating

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!

Josh leans against a stone wall in his tie and vest.

The Wall

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.

Josh squats in a tunnel lit with a bright red light.

The Squat

This a great pose for a variety of backgrounds. Start by squatting down and then drap and relax your arms over your legs.

Josh is looking good as he stands near the water at Adriatica Village.

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.

Josh leans against a gate with the sun shining on him.

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.

Josh sits cross-legged on a wall in McKinney.

Hanging Out

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!

Josh holds up his fists in this tough guy pose.

Tough Guy

Put 'em up! If you want some tough guy photos try putting your hands up in a boxer pose.

This is not mom’s favorite, but I love the kicking of the cone. Travis is the man.

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.

Travis taking a break from the picture taking!

The Lounging

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.

Travis holds his jacket over his shoulder in this great photo in Deep Ellum.

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!


Megan Smith

Senior Megan rocks on her guitar

"Tyler and Stacia were awesome and even if I was awkward at first, they helped me get out of my bubble. The pictures were amazing and I would recommend them to anyone. They were really easy going, too. Thank you guys :]" - Megan Smith

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Savannah Rutherford

Savannah loves to paint!

"For most of my life, I was a very shy and quiet person. I kept to myself and let others talk for me. I had no confidence and very low self esteem, hiding under baggy clothes with tennis shoes and a pony tail. Towards the middle of high school, I decided I had had enough of being “the quiet, weird girl”. I saw how Tyler R. Brown was taking applications for Senior Model Representatives, and I went for it! I heard back from them in less than a week and was so thrilled that they wanted to meet me! Of course my mother was more excited than I was. After signing on with them, I immediately started seeing a change in my confidence.

For my first photo shoot, I was extremely nervous, not knowing what to expect, if I had enough outfits, or if I was I even good enough for this? Not even 10 minutes went by and I had already felt so welcomed! Tyler and Macy began having us do a warm up photo shoot, where we do all these random, silly poses to get ready for what was yet to come! As the shoot went by, we had fun using props, and throwing around ideas on what might look good, listening to music, laughing and making memories!

I loved all of the experiences I had with Tyler and the team! From ice breaker parties, to my actual senior shoot, I was able to get so close to everyone and enjoyed the time I had; even if that meant climbing into water fountains, sitting on not so clean staircases, practically swimming across rivers, and crawling through grass and getting a million bug bites! It was all worth it, for gorgeous pictures, and making friends!

The experience I had as being a Tyler R. Brown Senior Model Rep. was more meaningful than I ever expected it to be. They gave me the chance to break out of my shell and become a whole new me! A better me! I have gained so much confidence from the experience and I will forever remember the memories I made!" - Savannah Rutherford

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