I have never liked overly posed photos. Since the very beginning I’ve tried to make everything as natural as possible. I don’t want my clients to feel uncomfortable or worse – look it. If they don’t feel good or aren’t having a good time then you’ll normally be able to tell in the photos. That’s not something any of us want.
I do this by paying attention to how my clients naturally interact with one another. I ask them questions like, “whats your love language?” and “What’s your meyers briggs type?”. The questions generally tell me how I need to work with them. If their love language isn’t touch, and they are an “i” on the meyers briggs scale, then I’ll normally leave the super mushy/close prompts alone. I’ll make them play around instead. Likewise if they’re into being near one another and like to cuddle the session will normally be closer and more intimate.
It’s all about knowing your clients and not pushing them into things just for your portfolio. This is one of the reasons why I made the 99 posing prompts guide. I’m going to share six slides from the guide, two from each section. These are some of my favorite all time prompts I try to do at every session.
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Intimate and Emotional
Playful and Fun