How to Pose like a Fashion Blogger: 12 Ideas You Should Try

Getting ready for a photo shoot? Need some ideas on how to pose in front of the camera?

Ready. Set. Pose!

Everyone has their own style and rhythm on how they pose and work in front of the camera. Some people are perfectly fine using the same one or two poses, while others never pose the same way twice. For me personally, I want to come to life in photos. I love giving a glimpse of my personality and telling a story through photos.

One way I begin my blog posts/photo series, is with the

classic blogger pose.

What is a classic blogger pose?

One pose you may have seen your favorite blogger do is a standing full body shot. He/she is either looking to your left, to your right, or straight on the camera. This pose is a staple for every fashion or lifestyle blogger.

As a blogger, I’ve probably taken hundreds, if not, a thousand photos
over my blogging career. The classic blogger pose I described is definitely is part of my posing portfolio. But personally, it has also inspired me to venture out and diversify my blog photos with more interesting poses and shots.

Aside from this classic pose, a few things I strive for in my photos  are the elements of movement, symmetry, and emotion.


Here are 12 blogger poses to try at your next photo shoot:

One of the easiest ways to bring movement to your photos is to walk. Here are three different walking poses you can try!

1. Walk Towards the Camera

Simply start away from the camera and walk towards it.

2. Walk By the Camera 

Have your photographer walk parallel to you. You can make the even more interesting by looking directly at the camera.

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3. Just Walk Away 

This is the opposite of the walk towards the camera. Start in front of the camera and walk the opposite way.


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4. Lean Back (on the railing or on something) 

One thing you may see in my photos is that I interact with the settings I’m in by simply leaning back.

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5. Play with the Wind 

Embrace the wind! The wind is such a natural way to get movement with your hair!

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6. Laugh!

Laughing shots are a great way to exude emotion (happiness) in your photos. They also make you feel relatable.

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7. Lean Against a Wall 

It’s an easy way to do a full body shot to show off your entire outfit.

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8. Use your arms and hands to frame your face. 

Don’t be afraid to play with your hair in the shot or lift your elbows up.

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9.  Play with your accessory 

Like a hat or a purse. You can remove or put on your hat/purse or use it in your walking shot.

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10. Take a Seat 

I take most of my photos standing up. An easy way to change up your photos is to simply take a seat. It’s a great way to show off your legs!

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11. Use the Stairs 

I love photos with symmetry and clean lines. Stairs are an easy way to bring these elements into a photo. You can sit, walk up or walk down them.

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12. Have a Cup of Coffee

If you’re looking to create more of a lifestyle shoot, shooting in a cafe with a cup of coffee is easy to achieve that look.

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I hope you enjoyed this post! What are some of your favorite blogger poses to do?

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Thank you for reading!


Holly Phan
Miriam Subbiah
Jenna Lynn
Tawnie Eakman



  1. May 17, 2017 / 4:51 am

    Love your photos and you're always so gorgeous!

  2. May 17, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    Love this post!! Haha so necessary in today's blogger world. Thanks for the tips!

  3. May 17, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    You look so natural in front of the camera! Thanks for sharing your tips 🙂

  4. May 17, 2017 / 3:15 pm

    Such simple and straightforward advice!! Love these tips.

  5. May 17, 2017 / 3:21 pm

    I'm bookmarking this! I'm SO unphotogenic, so I really need these tips.

  6. May 17, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    Awesome tips! Some of these I feel I am over-using, so great to have new ideas.

  7. May 17, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    Even though I'm always shooting for my blog, I feel like I do the same things all the time. Love your ideas!

  8. May 17, 2017 / 5:58 pm

    I love this! I have labeled myself as a 'lifestyle' blogger, so I don't post pictures of myself all the time. However to be more personable I want to post more pictures of myself just so people can feel like they are getting to know me better. I have HUGE boobs so I feel like I am always so awkwardly trying to cover them up, or end up slouched over or something. It doesn't help that my hubby with NO camera skills is the one shooting them either! I love the advice and I will give some of these a try!

  9. May 19, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    This is so genius! Thank you for posting, and I will definitely try some of these myself because i'm an awkward poser lol.

  10. May 22, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Wow I love this. It was so helpful. Definitely trying some of these poses soon!

  11. June 2, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    This was so helpful and could be used for non-bloggers as well! I always just do the hand-on-the-hip pose in my pictures which ends up looking unnatural.

  12. Boni
    April 24, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Looking forward to trying some new angles. Thank you!

  13. June 20, 2018 / 2:25 pm

    You’re so photogenic Emma! I always struggle with how to pose in front of the camera. Definitely going to have to try some of these poses.


  14. March 10, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    I’ve found this information very helpful as many people can get help from your blog.I really appreciate your research and blog.Waiting for your next posting.

  15. May 27, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    what a great, useful article! I love how you broke down the different kinds of poses!

  16. June 29, 2019 / 10:04 pm

    yeah , you look stylish
    good place

  17. July 13, 2019 / 5:16 am

    This was sooo helpful! Thanks! Have a photoshoot this morning and am going to try them out.

  18. Lagos fashion girl
    February 24, 2020 / 1:15 am

    You’re so photogenic and these are gorgeous pictures.
    Great tips too. I’ll be stealing some, ok, all of them.
    Thanks for sharing

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