February 6, 2014  |  36 Comments
I don’t believe that being a style blogger makes me a model, nor am I trying to be.  My purpose is to share my personal style, and offer the everyday woman inspiration.  What I want the most for my blog is to keep improving my content and pictures.  When I am showcasing a look that I am wearing I want it to be appealing, and it’s not easy. In the blogging world it takes a lot of work to produce beautiful pictures.  Keep in mind that style blogging is a career for some (which is awesome by the way).  As a content producer you are trying to stand out among individuals who have help with everything from editing, to photography, and scenery.  Today I am going to focus on posing.  I don’t believe that I am the greatest poser, but I have improved massively (take a look at some of my older pictures).  I am still learning, but I have some useful information on posing that has improved my pictures.  Here it goes!


This is a universal pose that is done by most, if not all, fashion bloggers.  This pose is great because it distributes your weight evenly, which is slenderizing.  Here is what I do for the crossover:


This is probably my favorite pose.  I have learned how to shift my weight to one side of my body, so that I can appear thinner.  You are going to have to practice this because you don’t want to look like your leaning over awkwardly.



The hand on hip pose is another extremely popular pose that you will see a lot.  It is also a great way to camouflage a tummy (if done right).  You can do variations of this pose and some will look more natural then others.


This pose is the one that is still tricky for me because of my ummm….backside.  I am not trying to overexpose myself in my pictures (after all it’s supposed to be about the clothes).  Although this isn’t my favorite pose, I have learned that if you slightly turn your body to the perfect angle you can really get a good picture.  Due to the fact that you can’t see how you look when you’re taking pictures, I feel that this one can be tough to master.


I am heaviest at the lower part of my body, so I don’t find poses that require my legs to be extended far apart from one another to work for me (I tend to look heavier).  If you have great legs, work them!  A pose that I have been enjoying is the side walk away. This pose is great for me because it gives a very nice side view of my silhouette in a way that down plays the fact that my legs are large.


Sometimes you have those moments while you’re taking pictures when everything just falls into place. It is those beautiful pictures that you take when you were not trying to pose, you’re smiling extra hard, or just playing around.  These can be the most beautiful and unique pictures.  A lot of people think we are having a blast during our mini-photo shoots, but that is not always the case.  Sometimes we are tired, the weather is bad, or we are just not in the mood, and during those times our love for blogging shines through.  So always remember to enjoy yourself.

Let me know what your favorite poses are, and what types of blog posts that you would like to see in the future.

Comments

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11431750257406417778 Curvy Claudia

    Great post! Love it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Thank you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08268732827719307430 My Kurves

    The Look back is on tap and you look Fabulous!!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      ha…thanks

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11614228576460690448 Refreshingly Original

    Yes I love this post!! Thank You =)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thank you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16633269866527652618 threewingsandabiscuit

    Thank you for sharing your tips..

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02593134750736342874 Callie Thorpe

    LOVE this, I literally do all of these lol

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thanks girl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13936581284989659477 Flo

    Love it! These are my favorite. xx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thank you

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15312604524904175275 ciaa

    I love doing all these poses , but my favorites are the crossed legs and play with my hair lol.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Yes, I like the touch my hair pose too lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06273918650819949995 Ashley Ellis

    Yes! This is great information Kim because I struggle. LOL.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thanks Ashley

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16782985585288418099 GFS

    I’ve always loved your poses. I notice them. And you are always serving MAJOR FACE at all times! Yassss!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01996054089737934548 Shynea

    Very helpful post, will walk on pose with this info. Thanks Kim.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11094942646546304577 Tambrim Rodgers

    Awesome post!!! I’m so ready to take pics now! lol

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17938396103568850555 naeemAh Huggins

    I always love your stuff. As a fellow blogger, I appreciate it on that level. Have to try some of these poses. Thanks!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Thank you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11536047105665424083 BeautyLikeMaureen

    Lovely psot.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Thanks Maureen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05638921419072341267 melissa ward

    Great post …. Too cute

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01580031103133418498 Pumps & Studz

    This is a great post! Even though, I try to familiarize myself with the different poses, I struggle when its is time to take pictures and tend to always do the same thing. :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thanks so much

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15136335046667185391 EbonyCPrincess

    This is a great post even as a non-fashion blogger and I loved re-living these outfits as well. :-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      thanks Ebony

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05204305615521761448 Dee Kay

    Thanks for the tips, I will have to practice these lol. Im one of those who usually hates how my pictures come out especially when taken by others lol so I do them myself but then it takes a lot of takes to get ones that I really like. Hope this will make it easier for me! Thanks again this was super helpful.
    Dee
    Ms Dee Kay

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      You’re welcome

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11708047613869121029 Joi Smith

    Fabulous tips! I love “The Look Back” on you, and agree, it has to be be challenging to master! I’ve never tried it because of my backside-LOL! It’s so true about taking pics, it is not always fun. Busy schedules, personal challenges, health, and weather all play a factor.
    InMyJoi.blogspot.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      Thanks girl

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05139250220143858145 MissNyaP

    I’m trying to learn everything I can to start my own blog one day and this was soooo helpful , Thank You :D

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01275417897014340453 NaturallyFashionable

      you’re welcome

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04682517637171615571 Versatilebeauty

    I am loving your posts! You are giving me life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11622931528103208761 Marie

    LOVIN THIS POST! Very helpful post if your a blogger or even if you want to rep your self in photos with friends or family. Im a huge fan of the hand on hip, its become second nature to me now but i can see there is a lot more i can be doing.
    And i must say you have a great sense of style, keep up the great posts.