Truth be told, I am not a fan of taking pictures of people. I am not articulate when it comes to telling the subject where to put their hands, or what leg I want posed a certain way. It usually goes, "Put that arm there." "What arm?" THAT ONE! The one right there!" Words like left and right, front and back seem to just disappear from my brain when it comes to taking pictures. Trying to pose a person is the worst, especially for someone (ahem, me) who hates having her own picture taken because she just stands there all awkward because she never knows where to put her hands or how high up she should tilt her head without looking like she's just trying to stop a nosebleed.
I scoured Pinterest trying to get some ideas on classy senior poses, but ended up feeling a bit frustrated. Why does every teenage girl online look like a fashion model these days? Are girls today just born with the ability to strike a pose and get a perfect stance without even thinking about it? Finally, I figured we'd just go with the flow and do our own thing. If you are an average mom looking for a little inspiration for your own kid's senior photo shoot, you've come to the right place. Our pictures didn't turn out super fancy and my daughter doesn't look like she's posing for the latest cover of Vogue, but sometimes I think sticking with something simple is the best bet. And, for this simple mom, I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out.
Did you have senior portraits done when you were in high school?