My job is to make sure that I’m as inspired as possible during a session.
Maybe that’s a controversial statement, but it’s how I roll. I’d prefer to put in work on the front end of a session than spend time micromanaging clients while together or stressing about getting the shots I want.
So I spend a lot of time picking a location and clothing – it allows me to have creative control and shape the vibe. I curate the experience to make sense. The clients that come to me desire a certain look and I want to make that as easy as possible for them. Instead of Pinteresting for hours or having a long list of exact poses, I put the time into educating my clients on how the process will go so that they can be prepared. As a result, we show up to sessions ready to roll and on the same page for what to expect.
When we get to a session, we’re ready for magic! At the start of each session, I give the whole family a few simple tips that lead to magic every time.
These are the four things I tell every single client to ensure effortless emotive posing!
I give these tips, ideas, and put in the work ahead of time so I can show up and be able to make magic. Everything will be beautiful. They’re prepared and ready to go. I joke that I could show up blindfolded, point and still have powerful, emotive images. While I haven’t tested that theory yet (maybe I should!) it’s definitely awesome feeling so confident in my system and the results it creates.
People can overthink emotive photography sometimes, thinking you need so many prompts and poses ready to go or this list of a million ideas. You don’t. Let people know how to act in front of you and your expectations, then set up the location and clothes, and it’s easy! A lot of my sessions feel effortless. Yours can too!
I’d love for you to use these tips for your next session and show us the results in our Facebook group!
If you are interested in learning more about emotive posing, join the waitlist to be notified about my Emotive Posing class coming to you in February!!
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