8 Senior Picture Posing Ideas to Copy

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Are you graduating this spring 2019?

Me too! I’ll be graduating from the Masters of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington. I can’t believe how quickly 2 years has flown by. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was getting ready to graduate from undergrad and enter the working the world.

With only 8 weeks away from graduation, I was inspired to share a few tips around senior picture posing ideas. As a fashion and lifestyle blogger, I’ve taken thousands of photos over the years. So I wanted to share the photo taking tips to the graduating college and high school seniors out there!

Here are 8 Senior Picture Posing Ideas to Copy

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Posing Tip #1: Twirl Your Dress

If you want to add some movement and fun in your photos, twirl your dress! This is a great way to add some variety to your standard portrait and full body shots. You can also off your campus in the frame.

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Personally, I chose to shoot in front of Denny Hall. This historic building was built between 1895-1895. This was the first building built on University of Washington’s new location in the University District (UW used to be located in downtown Seattle).

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Posing Tip #2: Add Props – like your favorite flowers!

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If you’re worried about what to do with your hands in photos, you can always hold a bouquet of flowers! Flowers are a great way to add color and texture to your photos.

If you need some flower posing inspiration, you can check out How to Pose with Flowers: 6 Ideas You Can Try.

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Posing Tips #3: Sit On the Steps of Campus

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If you want to show off your high school or university, I recommend sitting on the steps of your school’s building. The University of Washington has a beautiful campus! I wanted to incorporate Suzallo Library so we framed this historic building in the background.

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Posing Tips #4: Put Your Hand on Your Hip

If you want a simple, easy pose, this senior picture pose is for you. All you have to do is look straight at the camera and put your hand on your hip!

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Posing Tips #5: Walk Across the Frame

If you’re feeling stiff in front of the camera, I recommend walking across the frame. You’ll be able to add movement and loosen up a bit!

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Posing Tips #6: Sit in the Grass

If you’re wanting to add both sitting and standing poses, sitting in the grass is an easy pose to do. You can sit criss cross or even put your legs to the side.

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Posing Tips #7: Pose with Your Favorite Desserts

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If you love ice cream, cupcakes, or cookies, why don’t you include them in your senior photos? I personally LOVE sweets so I incorporate them into my fashion and lifestyle photos and blog posts.

If you need some tips around including your favorite dessert, you can check out 8 Ways to Pose with Food!

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Posing Tips #8: Lean Against a Colorful Wall

Leaning against a wall is a classic senior photo pose. Most people lean against a brick wall or a white wall. If you want to add some color, you can always find an Instagram-worthy dessert, coffee shop, or mural in your city!

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If you you’re looking for Instagrammable Places in Seattle for your senior photos, you can check out:

Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Place Places in Ballard

Seattle’s Most Instagrammable Places: Capitol Hill

Seattle’s Most Instagram-worthy Places in Pioneer Square

What are your Senior Picture Posing Ideas?

Thank you to Lulus for gifting the Noemie Yellow Floral Faithful the Brand Dress and the Multi Stripe Midi Ruffled Dress! I absolutely loved these dresses for my “senior photos”!

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Thank you for reading!

Love,

Emma


Photos: Holly Phan

2 Comments

  1. jenna
    April 11, 2019 / 6:56 pm

    Great post – I will be graduating on May 3rd and I am SO excited! I haven’t taken my senior pictures yet, but I will be taking them so, so this post came at a great time! Thanks for sharing all these awesome tips – I will definitely be using them!
    -Jenna ♥
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  2. April 28, 2019 / 5:32 am

    So fun! Wish I had thought of these back in the days. I will be passing this on to my cousins. So glad you floated across my screen. 🙂

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