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Cherie Early
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member since: 2/1/2005
 

Posing ideas for best friends


Help!!!
I need some creative ideas for senior portraits. Next Saturday will be the session, I'm praying for good weather. The seniors will be two best friends (female). Portraits will be not only individual but also together. If anyone has any ideas they can share on best friends posing together please let me know. I have been looking on the Internet but have no luck on best friends poses. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you ~~Cherie~~

9/29/2005 6:02:53 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
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member since: 9/4/2004
  Cherie,
I really need more to work with- things that you know of they maybe into and where you would be doing these??? but here is the standard:
BODY POSES: *back to back-arms crossed.
* head shots close.
* both in cap and gowns-one fixing the others cap(as in straightening it-looking at each other.
* Mirror shot one in just gown in front of mirror, the other in cap and gown is only the reflection in the Mirror.
* both in gowns throwing caps in air.
PROP SHOTS:
* uising car: * both looking out the window.
* in cap and gown:one in the drives seat, the other pushing the car.
* one with the door open and leaning on it with the other sitting on the drivers fender laying back against the windshield.

AT THE SCHOOL: * in front of school sign-if on the ground then one on top and one leaning against it.
* one in cap and gowns- walking into the school grounds.
* then the same walking out of school grounds.
* on the field- just walking in gowns holding caps.
* the hug- in gowns holding caps.
*in the bleechers- so many of these.
sitting back to back in gowns with caps pulled down over eyes.knees up .si`esta type.
* going through year book.in caps and gowns.
well here are some - if I knew more about yoour shoot-I may be of more help.
hope this gives you something to work with,
Debby

9/29/2005 6:26:12 AM

 
Cherie Early
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member since: 2/1/2005
  Thanks Debby... Thank you for the great ideas. The photos will be outdoors. They are wanting to wear regular clothes for these photos because they do not have their cap and gown yet.

9/29/2005 6:43:49 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
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member since: 9/4/2004
  Cherie,
you may want to ask them if they or thier friends have any friends or brothers and sisters who graduated from this school- if they still have thier caps and gowns- borrow them or you should offer to buy them( I used to have quite the collection)
even if you get one set-cute picture: them together one with cap on both playing tug of war with the gown(each has a shoulder of gown, so that the front and neck are facing camera)
just a thought....

9/29/2005 6:49:22 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
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member since: 9/4/2004
  cherie,
I am moving this back up - I don't want it to get lost-please give us some info. on where you will shoot-so hopefully others will chime in
thank you
come on guys help her out.

9/29/2005 9:57:24 AM

 
Cherie Early
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member since: 2/1/2005
  The two girls are leaving it up to me to decide where they want their photos taken. We live in a small country town with acess to a park with a fountain(where the fairy pics I took in my gallery), There is also an old train station, and old wharehose buildings with cobblestone roads all in the same area as the park. I think we will go there because there is so much in that area. They told me they want single shots of them and also photos of them together. I'm just starting out and trying to pose two friends is difficult for me to decide what to do with them. they want to start around 4:30 pm. I hope that helps thanks

9/29/2005 11:30:55 AM

 
Carol Dibble
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Hi Cherie,

One I often enjoy doing is having them pose on their stomachs with their heads leaning on their hands (propped on their elbows) ... it's funny trying to describe it. Here's an example taken at a local park ...

9/29/2005 12:04:17 PM

 
Carol Dibble
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Let me try this again ... if it doesn't make it, it's in my gallary titled "Best Friends"

9/29/2005 12:11:27 PM

 
Jeff Dadey
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member since: 3/14/2005
  Hello Cherie,

OK... here are a couple of ideas I can think of:
-- Park Bench (sitting back to back on the bench, one sitting on the bench the other sitting on the back of the bench either behind or beside the other)
-- Tree (both leaning back to back on either side of the tree, both sitting on a STRONG branch in the tree, one sitting one the branch the other standing on the ground beside her with her arms holding the branch)
-- Train Station (both sitting on a bench at the station with possible suitcase props)
-- Railroad Tracks (both sitting on separate tracks across and facing each other both looking back at the camera, both walking on separate tracks across from each other holding hands)
-- Cobblestone Street (both walking away from you down the street with one arm around each other, arms around each other facing away from the camera but looking back)
-- Wood Post Fence (both sitting or posing on or around the fence)
-- Tire Swing (both sitting on the swing or one on the swing and the other pushing her)

I hope these ideas can help you. This is what I love about this site, instead of one photographer's great ideas you get many.

Have fun and good luck!!

Jeff

9/29/2005 5:57:14 PM

 
Jeff Dadey
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member since: 3/14/2005
  Also... since your taking individual photos and photos of them together, you might want to suggest a sort of collage for them. Maybe have a photo of the two of them in the middle with their individual photos on either side of it.

Hope this helps also!

Jeff

9/29/2005 7:01:28 PM

 
Tammy L. Odell
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member since: 4/7/2004
 
 
  Best Friends
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Hi Cherie!!
I just did a photo shoot with 2 senior girls who were best friends. This was a fun shot for them to do and they really loved it!! Here it is. Good luck!!

9/29/2005 7:07:21 PM

 
Cyndee Wanyonyi
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member since: 4/7/2005
  Hi Cherie,
...I hope these help you out...

1. Girls lying on ground opposite eachother with faces toward the sky and hair out (on the grass).

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Does that make sense?
2. Painting toenails together (make-up, hair, just girly things.
3. Hugging eachother while squishing faces :).
4. Long road...one sitting on suitcase, one to the side with thumb out hitchiking.
5. At a table drinking a coke and socializing.
6. Arms locked, skipping and laughing (to and away from camera)
7. ...do they have any hobbies with props that could be used?
8. Jeans rolled up, feet wading in water, hands under buns, looking at eachother talking...
9. Have the girls do cartwheels in opposite direction.
10. A shot of just their eyes.

These are non-traditional poses, but hopefully they will be fun :).
cyndee ><>

9/29/2005 7:11:39 PM

 
Cherie Early
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/1/2005
  Thank you!!!
Debby...Carol...Jeff...Tammy...Cynthia...For all the wonderful ideas. I feel much better and confident about going out on Saturday with the two girls.

10/5/2005 5:21:15 AM

 
Kristi Eckberg
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member since: 10/22/2003
  Hi there. I have been doing alot of senior portraits lately so thought I would respond. I found some great spots literally just by opening my eyes while driving around town. If you look in my gallery alot of shots were taken within a block of each other. I found this amazing red brick building and it has been a hit. Right across the street was an old white garage, Any brick on buildings works great. When you check out my gallery also go to page 4 for two samples of senior pictures with friends. They loved the flower idea. Good luck!! Kristi

10/5/2005 11:18:40 PM

 

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