Using Power Poses to Get Awesome Senior Pictures
Confidence and a touch of attitude can really take your senior pictures to the next level. The more comfortable you are in your own skin, the more memorable your photos will be, and it all starts with your body language.
Research shows that your posture and body language affect your brain. This means the more confident your stance is, the more powerful you will feel in your senior photos.
Enter the power pose.
A power pose is any pose that exudes confidence. Examples include:
- Standing with your hands behind your head
- Posing with your hands on your hips (think Wonder Woman)
- Leaning back in your chair with your hands behind your head
- Standing tall in a wide stance with your arms crossed
- Raising your hands in a V shape and your chin lifted (think victory)
Practicing Your Power Poses
If you have never used a power pose before, practice at home in a mirror prior to your shoot. You may feel a bit awkward at first, but you will eventually feel more at ease. Plus, practicing beforehand will leave you feeling even more confident in front of the camera, which is exactly what you want.
It’s also recommended that you let your photographer know about the poses you want to use during your shoot. This way, they can work with what you want to achieve, and they can provide you with some additional suggestions.
The good news is that these poses are something you can take into everyday life after your senior session too. You never know when you might need to take headshots for a job or an interview later in life. In fact, you can strike a power pose anytime you need to feel more confident for the day ahead.