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Posing a Beautiful Girl – Seattle Glamour Photographer

I turn into a total mess when someone is photographing me. I get an awkward smile and, good luck to the photographer if they want me to look serious or sultry in any sort of way. Where should I put my hands? Should I smile? Do I have a double chin? I totally forget everything I’ve learned when I’m on the other side of the lens.

I much prefer to be the one taking the photos. I love being a wedding photographer. I also love shooting glamour portraits. While they are very different, shooting glamour definitely makes me a better wedding photographer. Knowing how to pose a bride is crucial and so much of glamour is about posing.

I recently photographed Sarah, who said she is not comfortable in front of the camera and swears that she isn’t photogenic. While staring at this beautiful girl, I realized that, unless you are a trained model, no one feels 100% comfortable in front of a camera.

The bottom line is that it is up to the photographer to enhance a woman’s beauty in a photo through posing and to help her feel gorgeous during the process. We, as wedding photographers, owe it to our brides to know how to pose them so that they look as stunning as possible on their special day. And posing, along with lighting, play a huge part in this.

It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it  ;)

Seattle Glamour Photographer

Seattle Glamour Photographer

Seattle Glamour Photographer

Seattle Glamour Photographer



Nikki Closser, Seattle Glamour Photographer, Portrait Photogapher

January 15, 2013 - 9:11 pm

Sonja Hammad - Beautiful girl and beautiful images! There is definitely an art to posing!

January 15, 2013 - 9:13 pm

nikkiclosser - Thank you, Sonja!

January 15, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Dana Laymon - those are beautiful pictures!! you do such a great job at posing! well done

January 15, 2013 - 10:10 pm

Mary Veterano - These are so stunning, I love them Nikki! And couldn’t agree more!

January 15, 2013 - 10:17 pm

Kim Renee - Lovely pictures!! I especially like the last one!

January 16, 2013 - 2:24 pm

Ashlee - Nikki,
You are insanely talented, gorgeous, and have the best personality. SO blessed to have gotten to know you. :) xoxox-Ash

January 16, 2013 - 3:16 pm

Jessi - Nikki, these are absolutely stunning! You should be so proud and kudos for taking more time to shoot and feel comfortable. I think on the day of weddings there is so much pressure that its easy to become overwhelmed, but if you continue to practice things will come more naturally. Great job! And I can’t wait to see how the second session of reSTART goes :)

January 16, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Whitney Lane Arnett - I love these Nikki! I totally agree I think that learning how to make a girl feel and look confident and beautiful in front of the camera will only help you with a bride on a wedding day. Love the way you processed these too. They feel … special :)

January 16, 2013 - 7:29 pm

nikkiclosser - Thank you, Jessi! I also can’t wait to see how the second session goes ;)

January 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm

nikkiclosser - Are you trying to make me cry? ;) I heart you! For real.

January 16, 2013 - 7:30 pm

nikkiclosser - Kim! thank you :)

January 16, 2013 - 7:31 pm

nikkiclosser - Thanks so much, Mary!!

January 16, 2013 - 7:31 pm

nikkiclosser - Thanks, Dana :)

January 17, 2013 - 7:57 pm

Stephanie Dyane - I love these!! She stunning and you did an amazing job!! Absolutely beautiful!!

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