Posing Goals for Men vs. Women

Generally speaking, whether you are shooting individual subjects, couples, families, or wedding portraits, these goals and principles will hold up:

Goals for Posing Men:

  • Masculinity
  • Chiseled
  • Strength
  • Power

Techniques for Posing Men:

  • Stronger stances
  • Lower angles
  • Harder light
  • More shadows

Goals for Posing Women:

  • Feminity
  • Curves
  • Approachability
  • Softness

Techniques for Posing Women

  • Softer stances
  • Higher Angles
  • Softer light
  • Less shadows