How to Look Great In Photos (no matter who takes them)

By now, everyone is back to school, in one way or another, and we know what that means.
Holidays are right around the corner. While the traditional family and workplace gatherings will undoubtedly be different this year, we can still send Christmas cards! And since many of us haven’t seen each other in quite a while, that means photographs. Of you. (Hopefully sending Grandma an actual portrait, rather than making her print something out on copy paper.)

Whether it’s a selfie, your friend’s camera phone or a professional portrait photographer, you want to look great on those images. Here are the top five ways to help you do just that.

1: Choose clothes that fit. Seems obvious, but lots of people squeeze into an old jacket, or pull on something baggy . Clothing that is cut to shape and flatter will always look better. A favorite color and neckline that frames your face can make all the difference.

2: Stand up straight. Your mother was right. Tighten your core, relax your shoulders and shift your weight to one leg. Move your arms slightly away from your body, to slim your arms and your waistline.

3: If you are sitting, sit up straight, and lean forward a bit. This strengthens your jawline and gives you a friendly look. keep the camera level at eye level or slightly higher.

4: Smile! Your profile picture is your new handshake. Every time someone sees this photograph, it will be their introduction to you. Be someone everyone would like to meet. Or go see as soon as we can.

5: Surround yourself with people you love. Next time someone holds a camera in front of you, instead of thinking, “I don’t like how I look,” think, “I look amazing surrounded by my family and friends.” And you will.

So now, you know what to do. Of course, if this all seems like too much work, you can just call me!

Happy smiles,

Katie

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