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Sweet & Simple Posing Tips for LGBTQAI+ Couples

  • 22 June 2022
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Sweet & Simple Posing Tips for LGBTQAI+ Couples
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Posing LGBTQIA couples isn’t any different than posing cis/hetero couples. After all, love is love and people are people and a smile is a smile—so don’t overthink it! 

 

Every couple deserves beautiful photos that celebrate their love. These LGBTQ posing ideas will help you deliver images that shine!


 

Natural looking poses require clear guidance and a light touch. Don’t over-pose your clients, or they’ll look stiff and uncomfortable. But if you don’t give them any direction at all, they may just stand there with awkward smiles and absolutely no indication that they’re 100% in love.

That’s why it’s so important for you—their photographer—to know exactly how to help your clients relax, connect, and reveal their authentic selves to the camera.

 

#1: Shoot in a safe, supportive location

 

Some parts of the world are less friendly than others to LGBTQIA folks—and that’s putting it mildly.

Whether you’re freshly focused on LGBT wedding photography or simply expanding your couple photography portfolio, you’ll want to know that the shoot location is a safe and supportive one. Collaborate with your clients to thoughtfully choose a photography venue that’s welcoming to queer and same-sex weddings, engagement photos, and families.

When a couple feels relaxed, they’ll more easily embrace the poses you suggest.

 

Nicole Nero Studio

#2: Get out of your own head

 

If you’re accustomed to photographing cisgender, heterosexual couples, you may worry that you’ll pose lgbtq couples the “wrong way.” Before the shoot, spend some time reframing your gender roles-based expectations of how a couple “should” look in photos, and instead focus on the fact that every couple is unique, regardless of size, shape, color, or ability.

 

Your job isn’t to make every couple look the same. Your job, as the professional photographer, is to find each couple’s unique spark of connection and photograph that.

 

Posing LGBTQIA couples isn’t any different than posing cis/hetero couples. After all, love is love and people are people and a smile is a smile—so don’t overthink it!


AK Photography

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