LEFT: Phone was held below chin and shooting upwards. Don't do this. Creates the illusion of a double chin, shows shadows, fine lines, and imperfections.
MIDDLE: Phone was held straight on to face. Looks ok, but there's a better option
RIGHT: Phone was held just slightly higher than my eyeline. It opens the eyes more, defines the jawline, and lights the face better.
I hope this is helpful!
Go practice this! Take a shot below, straight on, and then above to compare.
You will be amazed!
P.S. - no filters or photoshop used. Keepin' it real ya'll. Shot in a bathroom. 😊
I'm a Glamour Portrait Photographer who specializes in helping everyday women look and feel beautiful in photographs. My studio is location in Downtown Christiansburg, Virginia and is beautiful with white brick walls and natural light with windows.
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I'm a Glamour Portrait Photographer located in Christiansburg Virginia in the New River Valley. My passion is to photograph the Everyday Woman and help her FEEL and look Beautiful in photographs.
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We women feel like that, don't we. We look in the mirror and we think we look fine, but then someone takes a snapshot of us, tags us on Facebook and we're like, "Do I really look like that?!?!?"
I've spent countless hours perfecting posing for women and I know what parts of the body you don't want to draw attention to and how to hide them. I know how to bring out your true self in photographs and see yourself how others see you!
"You are patient and made sure to explain where to place my hands, how to turn, tilt a little more, work your shoulder in and the results are amazing! I couldn't believe that I was looking into the eyes of my 37 self. That's me!?! Shut up!" - Shannell F.
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"To the women of the world, the ones who are tired and weary and in the throes of raising kids and running a household and climbing the career ladder. I get it. I'm there.
This is what I have to say to you. Stop. Breathe. Be you. Be your beautiful of today, not waiting for tomorrow or next year. Write your legacy down. Take pictures. Let others see the amazing woman that you are. Shine, not just for yourself but for your sisters, your friends, your daughters, your nieces, your students, your girls. Shine for the women of the world.
We are raising the next generation of women. It's time to redefine some things. It's time to use words like strong, fearless, brave, smart, and confident. Say them about yourself, say them out loud, say them often. You've earned your stripes. Be proud of them.
You are enough. Let the world know it." Original quote by Angela Smith. The gorgeous mama in the photo. My Sis-in-Law.
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"As a mom, I am usually the one taking the pictures and you made me feel comfortable being the one in front of the camera."
We all feel like that don't we. We are chasing our children around with our iphones, capturing their milestones, soccer games, and dance recitals. We upload those pictures to Facebook so our friends and family can see because we are proud of our children. Then one day, we go to change our profile picture to just ourself and there are no pictures of us by ourselves. We have to crop others out just to make our profile picture. Because the only pictures we are in are at a family gathering like Thanksgiving with all the cousins or at a reunion with bad lighting.
Mom's, it's time to EXIST in pictures.
I'm on a mission to photograph all Women. Women who have never had a beautiful photograph taken of themselves. I do this by offering professional Hair and Makeup so you feel pampered, confident, and gorgeous. Then I coach and direct you through all the posing while photographing you so you feel comfortable in front of the camera. You don't have to worry about a thing.
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I specialize in posing women in the most flattering way possible. From your head to to your fingertips so you're never wondering what to do with your hands.
Jessie is a 30 something Mom who was worried "that there will be that feeling of awkward silence, only with a camera pointed at me. That I won't know what to do, how to sit, where to put my hands, how to turn my chin, and that the pictures will turn out "stiff." You relieved that fear by providing great direction and feedback. "
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Hi I'm Debbie
Glamour Portrait Photographer in Christiansburg, Virginia. Specializing in expert posing for women so they feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in pictures. I also do Senior Portraits, Maternity Sessions, and Headshots.