Hi I’m Emma and if I wasn’t a fashion/lifestyle blogger, I’d definitely be a FOOD BLOGGER. I love finding new places to eat. I love brunch and I have a really bad sweet tooth. As I’ve created Instagrammable Guides for Seattle, I’ve found some really amazing places to eat and figured out to pose with food. So today I wanted to share all the fun ways you can pose with food for Instagram!
If you’re looking to improve your posing skills for Instagram or are interested incorporating cute food pictures, this blog post is for you! I’m sharing 8 posing ideas with your favorite desserts and other food!
Ways to Pose with Food #1: Hold out the ice cream cone in front of you
I’ve tried posing while eating an ice cream cone and it looked kind of funny… so I’ve found it’s a lot cuter if you hold the ice cream cone in front of you. You can smile and highlight your yummy ice cream cone without looking awkward.
Ways to Pose with Food #2: Hold up the milkshake or the drink at chest level
Like ice cream, I’ve found that it looks awkward to actually drink your milkshake or iced coffee in photos. I tend to hold it close to my mouth or around chest level but not actually take a drink for Instagram photos.
Ways to Pose with Food #3: Hold the cookie or the doughnut in front of one eye and smile
This is one of my favorite ways to pose with food! If you scroll through my Instagram feed, you’ve probably seen this pose over and over again. I don’t know why I started doing this…but the pose is easy to do and the photo always ends up cute so I keep doing it!
Here are a few ways I’ve posed with food on Instagram on my blog:
I first featured Raised Doughnuts in my Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Desserts blog post. I love their doughnuts and their neon sign inside their store!
Ways to Pose with Food #4: Pretend you’re about to take a bite
If you don’t want to get chunks of food in your mouth, just pretend to take a bite of the cupcake!
Ways to Pose with Food #5: Slightly angle your phone to capture you and your brunch spread
Brunch is absolutely my favorite meal of the day. I’ve taken so many brunch pictures over the years! I’ve even rounded up 10 Places to Eat Brunch in Seattle to highlight some of my favorites.
Ways to Pose with Food #6: Eat the fries!
While I don’t usually recommend eating and taking photos at the same time, I have posed while eating French fries before. Fries are smaller, easier to eat, and they don’t typically get stuck in your teeth!
Ways to Pose with Food #7: Hold your bowl of poke up with your chopsticks
Poke is one of my favorite food! I took this photo at Poke Lover in Ballard but I also recommend: 45th Stop & Shop in Wallingford, Beyond the Bowl in Lake City, and Fremont Bowl in Fremont.
Ways to Pose with Food #8: Keep your coffee on the table
It can be awkward to lift your full coffee cup up if you’re trying to take multiple photos. I’ve found that it’s easier to take coffee shop photos when you keep your iced or hot coffee on the table.
If you’re looking for more posing tips, you can also check out:
Thank you for reading!