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  • Writer's pictureSally Abdel Razak

The importance of Body Language in your Portraits

Updated: Dec 8, 2019

Body language plays a huge role in how we communicate with others. In portraiture, I feel that it's one of the most important aspects to focus on in order to convey your intended message. Whether you want a formal corporate head-shot for your LinkedIn profile, a more friendly and approachable portrait for your creative business website, a portrait for your book cover or even a dating profile photo- as your photographer I make sure to guide you into the expressions and poses that will best suit your intended use of the image.

Things like leaning towards the lens, a slight head tilt, and a slight smile can make you appear friendly, approachable and engaging. Whereas crossing your arms in certain poses, holding tension in your lips, rigid hands or wide eyes (think deer-in-the-headlights) can make you appear guarded, stand offish or simply uncomfortable.

Through mirroring and constant coaching throughout the session, I make sure that the body language in your finished portraits helps convey the feeling or message that best aligns with your brand.

What kind of portraits we can create for you? Get in touch and let me know!

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A collage of individual corporate or personal building portraits showing the importance of body language in portraits.

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