We’re featuring another podcast rewind this week! It’s been really fun to throwback to some of our older episodes and highlight some of my favorite tips. This week, we’re talking allll about tips for posing senior guys. A lot of times, it can feel like we’re only focusing on the ladies when we talk about posing tips. But we don’t want to forget the guys! So here’s my top tips when it comes to posing for your senior guys!
Make an effort to chat with your senior guys both before and after your session. You might be surprised at how much input they’ll give you. During the shoot, no matter who your client is, you should be chatting with your senior. Encourage them and remind them they’re doing the poses right so they feel more comfortable and at ease. It’s a great time to get to know your seniors better, too!
As a woman myself, I have to make sure that I don’t do poses that would be natural to me but instead make the poses much more masculine. In general, girls want to have some curve but with guys you want to keep it more straight, showing off the broad shoulders and chest! Just be mindful when you’re suggesting your poses.
I love including props with my senior guys! It’s a great time to show off their hobbies, sports interests, or achievements. If they want to bring a prop, I can guarantee they’ll be more comfortable from the start. Try to capture their natural movements with whatever hobby or prop they are incorporating.
In my experience, the guys don’t really want to be in a session longer than they really have to be. So work quickly and don’t keep them any longer than necessary. They’ll like you a lot more if you can make it a super fast and painless experience.
I have a brand new course called The Senior Posing Academy! This course will teach you the importance of posing, the entire posing formula and show you exactly how this formula works in senior sessions! If you are interested in being the first to know when this course is available, be sure to go to the waitlist and add your name so you’ll be the first to know (and get a special discount). And don’t forget to grab my FREE Posing Guide, 1 Pose 50 Ways.
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