find your way around
BASED IN 
Dallas, TX




AVAILABLE Nationwide
course login

Posing Your Hands in Photos

FILED IN:

Personal Brand Photography

Oh, those awkward hands! It can always feels so weird to know what to do with them in photos! Here are a few tips for posing your hands so you’ll feel a little more natural at your next shoot!

how to pose your hands in photos

Posing hands: hold onto a necklace or jacket (or dress)

Lightly grabbing onto a signature piece of jewelry, jacket, or dress gives your hands something to do, while still looking natural. You can see in the image below how Jenna is very softly holing her velvet dress and it gives a carefree look as if she was caught in a free spirited moment when the camera wasn’t even there.

woman in gold velvet dress on autumn day by fence

Cross your arms

It comes off as confident. It’s a power pose, and gives the feel that you are an expert and you know your stuff!

how to pose your hands in photos

Fingers lightly touch face (or near it)

Because you most likely got your nails manicured for the shoot, this is a terrific way to show them off. I tell clients to imagine their fingers are feathers. That way we get very soft, bent fingers on your chin or cheek and it’s a pleasing look.

portrait of African American woman smiling off camera in black jacket and pearls

ER Emily Brand Shoot

how to pose your hands in photos

Posing hands: play with your hair!

Whether it’s a hair “zshuz” or fingering the ends, it always looks so natural and playful!

how to pose your hands in photos

Bonus! (And one of my favorites!) Hold onto a prop that makes sense for the image.

For example, holding a pen, glasses, iPhone or coffee cup, just for starters!

how to pose your hands in photos how to pose your hands in photos how to pose your hands in photos

how to pose your hands in photos

See the reel here!

Kelly McMullin Photography is a Dallas branding photographer specializing in personal brand photography and educating business owners. Personal branding photography helps elevate your small business, build client trust and increase profits.

You may also enjoy this post about Four Creative Ways to Use Your Brand Images.

If you’re looking to learn more branding tips and connect with other business women, join our Facebook community.

Facebook Group for Christian entrepreneurs

If you are thinking about doing your own branding session or want to be better prepared for your branding photo shoot, sign up for the waitlist for my upcoming course, “Plan Your Dream Personal Brand Photo Shoot”!

 

  1. […] Now that you are aware of a few ways to pose naturally, learn what to do with your hands in this post! […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

TAKE ME TO THE TOP

@2021 KELLY MCMULLIN PHOTOGRAPHY,
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 
SITE DESIGN BY DAVEY & KRISTA

ELSEWHERE
FIND YOUR WAY Around

on instagram

@kellymcmullinphotography

EST.         2005
K