I hear women say all the time, “I’m not photogenic.”
Growing up as a kid, body positivity wasn’t something I ever thought of. Even when I was a teenager and in most of my 20’s. I would have the occasional thought about my thick thighs or the shape of my nose, but it wasn’t something I really cared that much about. I would hear other women talk about the way they look especially in photos but it always seemed like a passing comment. And even to this day, especially as a family photographer, women tell me, “I’m not photogenic.” But the thing is, being photogenic has to do with confidence. So even though I think you are beautiful just the way you are, I want to give you tips on how to be more confident in your family portraits.
1. “T*ts up!”
Any fans of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’? Her agent, Susie, tells her “T*ts up!” There is a really good reason why… Good posture makes you seem more confident than slouching. Take it from someone who struggles with good posture… this is an absolute must! Make sure those “girls” of your are up! 😉
Yes, it feels weird and unnatural but we don’t want any hanging arms and hands. Always be touching someone. A hand on your kids shoulder, a hand on your spouses back. Even hands in pockets is better than dangling hands. 😉
3. Focus on your kids.
Thats what family photography is all about, isn’t it? Being in the moment with your kiddos? Make sure to be in the moment with them, tickle them and just have fun! It takes the focus off the physical appearance of the people in the photos and puts the focus on the emotion in the photo.
Well I hope these tip help the next time you are getting your portrait taken, whether its solo or with your family. Be sure to share with me below if you have any other tips on how to feel confident in photos. ⤵️
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