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25 Posing Ideas for Women

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This is a classic pose with the woman looking over her shoulder at camera.

posing ideas for women

Try looking over both shoulders with a hand on the hip in this pose.

posing ideas for women

Go in for the close up in each of these poses.

 

posing ideas for women

The crossed-arm pose can give more power to your subject.

posing ideas for women

A more casual pose is this one with the hands behind the back.

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This wider pose with the hands in the pockets is also a bit more casual.posing ideas for women

Changing the angle of the person slightly like this pose can give you a good option.

 

posing ideas for women

Sitting down at a table gives you a variety of poses like this one with her chin in her hand.

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Try having your subject not smile for a more serious pose.

posing ideas for women

Here’s a full body pose sitting on the floor.

posing ideas for women

A candid pose snapped with a prop such as a coffee cup can tell your subject’s story.

posing ideas for women

Here are a few poses with the person sitting on the floor with her hands in a variety of positions.

posing ideas for women

This pose has the woman wrapping her face with her arms, creating a frame around her face.

posing ideas for women

Framing her face with both hands is another nice pose.

posing ideas for women

Simply taking one hand off the face gives a different pose.

posing ideas for women

Use your environment to create a pose like this with the woman behind a railing or wall.

posing ideas for women

Lying on the floor, propped up with her elbows creates this great pose.

posing ideas for women

Here are a variety of full body poses. This one shows her with her hands on her hips.

This pose has only one hand on a hip with the other one dangling at her side.

posing ideas for women

Crossing her arms, again gives her a bit more power with this pose.

posing ideas for women

Here are a few poses sitting on the floor. Notice the different positions of the legs.

posing ideas for women

In this pose, she is a bit more straight up and down.

posing ideas for women

Very similar to the previous pose, this one has her head tilted slightly.

 

posing ideas for women

Here’s a relaxed pose with her lying on her side. Make sure you play with multiple smiles – teeth showing, mouth closed.

posing ideas for women

This curious pose is a great one when sitting on a chair or bench.

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed checking out these couples posing ideas for your next photography shoot!

If you didn’t get the memo, our downloadable PDF guide is great for any new portrait photographer. It has all 125 portrait ideas for couples, women, men, children, and groups. You can flip through each one individually, making it easy to keep track of what poses you’ve done already.

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Phil Ebiner

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