In today's world of technology and camera's being in everyone's pocket, you are guaranteed to be in a photo at some point in time. Whether it's a selfie, travel photos while on holiday or even at your own wedding, these easy tips can be used to make you feel and look more confident and amazing every time a camera is nearby.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer
Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer
Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Facing the Camera

I always recommend that you avoid facing the camera directly with your body. Positioning your body at an angle will highlight your features and always makes you look better in photos. Take a deep breath and roll those shoulders back for a more relaxed and less tense look.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Find some soft natural light

Light is an incredible tool in making you look fabulous in your photos. However, shadows are your face’s worst enemy when it comes to photography, so try to avoid standing directly under a light. To avoid shadows, make sure the main source of light is in front of you and that there are no light sources behind you. While ring lights give everyone access to professional lighting, natural lighting from outside or simply standing in front of a window always reigns supreme.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Controlling Your Chin


Practise elongating your neck and pushing your chin slightly forward. This will lift your face and give it a more angular look.  Take a deep breath and release any and all tension from your jaw. This will help you smile more naturally before the camera starts snapping.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Move your arms and give your hands something to do


Letting your arms hang flat on your side can make you seem stiff and uncomfortable. If you are like me, you might be self-conscious about the size of your arms, to make your arms seem smaller be sure to have your arms slightly away from your sides. This will prevent them from pressing against your sides and slim them out. Play around with some arm placement ideas and develop a couple of go-to poses. also giving your hands something to do will make you feel and look more natural. Give yourself a prop like a coffee mug or a handbag, or touch your hair or face. Experiment with different ways to utilize your hands so they don’t feel so awkward in pictures.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Lastly and most importantly - Have CONFIDENCE


Embrace the photography experience for all that it is, and worry less about how you might look and just have fun! Let your confidence radiate and this will carry through into your photos, resulting in amazing beautiful images to cherish.

Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer
Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer
Perth Lifestyle Photographer, Perth Maternity Photographer, Perth Newborn Photographer, Perth Family Photographer

Click below to book your shoot. 📸❤