11 Easy Poses To Make Your Senior Photos Awesome

senior girl posing in front of traffic
senior girl posing in front of traffic

Elevate Your Senior Photos With These 11 Easy Poses

Have you ever wondered how I get those amazingly candid looking shots…over and over again? These 11 senior photo poses will help you achieve those same results! So go practice and I promise, you will rock your senior pictures! Or even better, get on my books today and not only will we rock these poses…but so many more!! Click HERE to inquire!

1. The lean and laugh

This is one of my all time favorites! Lean towards the camera and laugh. Yes, you will feel totally awkward. And yes, it will look amazing!!

2. The knuckle cracker

This pose works great for guys! Just pretend to be cracking your knuckles. Another version is to hold something in your hand, like a leaf.

3. The nose hair pose

This angle can really be awesome! Just make sure that you aren’t too close so that you don’t end up with a double chin. Lol!

4. Dance it up

Play some music and dance around! Another prompt that works is to pretend you are at a music festival and you are dancing like nobody’s watching!

5. Walk this way

The slow stroll…and sometimes not so slow! Walking adds so much fun movement to your photos! Bonus, look to the side, at the camera and then the other side as you walk.

6. Blue Steel

Channel your inner Zoolander and pull out your Blue Steel. Always a fun one because more times than not it leads to immense laughter afterwards. Which is a total bonus!

7. Love yourself

Give yourself a little hug! This can be done with two arms, one arm or while hugging your knees. The most important part of this pose-commit!!

8. Hands in your hair-don’t care!

The number one recommendation when you are playing with your hair? Never stop moving! Keep those fingers engaged, and go all the way through from the scalp to the ends of your hair.

9. Looking into the future

These are often some of my favorites and usually allow for more of the landscape. Just turn that head sideways and look into your future.

10. The neck massage

One of my go to’s for guys! This pose is a win-win…I get great shots and you get a mini-massage. Just like with hands in the hair-don’t stop moving. And honestly, the more you lean into it-the better it turns out!

11. Hands in pockets

This is a great pose for everyone! Front pockets, back pockets, jacket pockets…they all look good! My favorite? Back pockets, with an ankle cross and a slight rotation of your body! Always a winner!

So whether you are a fellow photographer or a senior getting ready for your epic session, I hope these senior photo poses help you prepare! There are so many other poses that I love to do-but these easy eleven will get you lots of different looks, but check out my Pinterest Boards Senior Girl Poses and Senior Guy Poses for more inspo. Let me know if you try them and what your favorite one is!



When I moved to Oregon, I wanted to make sure that every epic, unrepeatable moment was frozen in time so that even when times got tough, I could look back on those hopeful moments to find peace and joy. Every adventure was perfectly preserved, and each photo was like this magical portal that could transport me back in time.

So as you stand at the starting line of an unimaginable new adventure, I want to be there to capture all of the excitement, anticipation, and overflowing elation that brings. That way you can relive it all over and over again!



Let’s trade hilarious stories from high school for some of my best posing tips. I’ll be your cheerleader, problem-solver, planner, and friend as we laugh our way through crafting a gallery flooded with adventure and authenticity that you’ll love for as long as you live!