My girl friend Erin Ferrell hosted a manager’s retreat for her Arbonne Team at her amazing house in Laguna Beach. I love what I do but I love what I do even more when I get to work with my friends. I always have so much fun teaching people how to pose and making people look great. I have a couple rules when it comes to posing people to say the least. I tend to believe that I’m able to make everyone look taller and skinnier then they actually are by using the camera lenses distortion. One thing that’s important to keep in mind is that whatever is closer to the camera looks bigger, which is why I always tell people to lean slightly forward. You never ever want to put your hand on your hip and point your arm to the camera (unless you want your arms to look really big). When taking a group photo you never want to create a horseshoe, you always want to be on the same plane; otherwise the girls on the end tend to look really big. (* People in the middle always look especially skinny). For people that are subconscious about their necks they should always lean forward and point their chins slightly down. I find it does two things their necks disappear and their chin creates a shadow on their neck. Another thing you can do is insist that the photographer take your photograph from a hire angle, either you sit and the photographer stands or you stand and the photographers stands on something.
I have lots of other tricks I use with relation to the camera angle, lighting, and lens.
Don’t worry your in good hands.
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I took this picture at my girl friends bridal shower. I’m really looking forward to shooting her wedding in June.