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How to Always Look Great in a Photo - Brisbane Family Photographer

There are a few tips to looking great in a photo, and if like me, you grew up in the 80s and/or 90s where cardboard disposable cameras reigned supreme and selfies were not a thing, listen up!

The millennial's know this stuff without even realising it, so here are a few hot tips to looking just as hawt in your photos, without resorting to hiding behind a terrible Snapchat filter! Seriously, those filters are the photo equivalent of hiding under a paper bag.

Find your best angle

The best angle is from above (those darn selfie queens have it right) because it makes your body appear smaller and is all about your face. Plus, by raising the camera, you will naturally look up to it, reducing any concerns about the jaw line, aka double chins.

Chin forward and down

We usually lean out of a photo and tip our chins up to avoid the double chin line right? Don't. This just makes us look up your nose and your chin becomes the biggest part of your face. Pushing your chin forward like an emu will create more of a shadow underneath and tipping down makes your eyes the part of your face closest to the camera. Big eyes are totes in.

Get second from the front

If you are in a group shot at night, don't be the face at the front of the photo unless it has a continuous light. If the camera has a flash you will catch all the flash and appear very white in the photo!

Body Shots

Bend the front knee to give your hips a more flattering shape, this will also push one hip to the back. This GIF is totally nailing it!

Bring one shoulder forward

Leaning one shoulder to the camera will make your shape appear flattering in the photo. This kid knows it.

Make a triangle

Move your elbow away from your body to create a small triangle, this helps to shape your figure even more by accenting your waist line and making your upper arm thinner at the same time.


Make sure you are the brightest part of the photo, so ideally don't stand in front of a window. The best light angle for faces is 3/4 across your face. The worst light angle is light from under the chin


Ooh, and once you have all that down, smile like its natural! My Nan always said to think of something that makes you happy and your eyes will sparkle.

Now strike a pose, there's nothing to it...

Of course, if you book a session with Natarsha, you don't have to worry about any of this. You can sit back and relax knowing you will look your best. Book your session today.

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