5 Tips for What to Do With Your Hands During a Photography Session

Place your hands on your partner during photos

If you are like me, you may have felt lost when it comes to posing your hands during a photography session. Up? Down? WHERE????


The truth is, the position of your hands can make a significant impact on the final photo. But don’t worry! In this article, we’re going to share with you 5 simple tips for what to do with your hands during a photography session. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting, these tips will help you create stunning photos that showcase your unique style. It’s time to say goodbye to awkward hand poses and hello to beautiful pictures.,

Keep it Natural

To keep your photos looking natural and effortless, it’s important to avoid overthinking your hand placement. Instead of trying to force a specific pose, try to act as natural as possible and incorporate movement into your shots. This will help to create dynamic and interesting photos that truly capture the essence of your shoot.
For example, if you were with your loved one without a camera, would you hold hands? walk with one hand in your pocket?

Create Movement

Slow movement – rubbing your partner’s back, outlining their face, running your hands through their hair – can bring energy and life to your images, creating a sense of storytelling and intrigue.

Incorporating fun hand movement with children creates a sense of spontaneity. From holding hands to dancing and being playful- be true to your essence and it will shine in your final photos.

Use Items to Your Advantage

From physical objects – like a bouquet of flowers, to holding an umbrella or simply swishing a dress – using simple items in your photos add a sense of context, giving them a narrative quality that can also occupy otherwise awkward feeling hands.

I have had everything from paper airplanes to lanterns and picnic baskets in photographs before. Be creative, and make sure it feels true to you and your loved ones.

Mind Your Body Language

During a photography session, it’s not just about what you do with your hands, but also about what the rest of your body is saying. Your body language can make or break a photo. To achieve a natural and comfortable look, it’s important to relax and avoid stiff postures.

First, make sure your posture is relaxed. Avoid standing straight with your arms by your sides – instead, shift your weight onto one foot and bend your other leg slightly. This creates a more natural and relaxed look.

Secondly, pay attention to your facial expressions. A smile can go a long way in making a photo feel warm and inviting. However, a forced smile can look unnatural and uncomfortable. Try to relax your face by taking a deep breath and releasing any tension in your jaw and forehead.

Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer for help if you need it! But in the end, what will shine through is you and your loved ones being truly yourself and living in the moment.

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