There’s nothing worse than getting all excited about a photo booth opportunity at a party, only to jump inside and completely freeze. That ‘deer in the headlights’ look is not what you want, so it’s a good idea to start thinking about your favourite poses before you take the plunge.
Whether you’re sharing a romantic moment with your partner or being silly with your best friends, you’ve got to put your best foot forward if you want great pictures. In the years to come, these quirky little Polaroid strips will be a wonderful memory; make sure that it’s one that you want to remember.
This guide to some of the most timeless photo booth poses will help you elevate your ‘snapshot game’ and create funny, ravishing, and magnificent pictures.
Perfect Poses for Lovers
The Surprise Kiss
One of you puckers up and plants a big kiss, while the other opens their eyes as wide as possible in mock surprise. You can even throw your hands in the air for extra drama if you like. Keep that twinkle in your eye though; you want to be more romantic and less John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars.
The Big Catch
This is a fun pose, especially if you have just tied the knot. The lady mimes a fishing pole (or wields a prop pole) and ‘reels in’ her catch. This is, of course, her doting lover, who can either be doe eyed and happy to be caught or playfully resisting. If you are getting hitched, consider working with Perth’s favourite photo booth hire company, Perth Premier Photo Booths.
For a truly romantic photo booth pose, get your lover down on one knee and ask them to recreate their marriage proposal. This is a really nice idea, because proposals tend to be memories that we treasure, but rarely have actual photos of. Staging a recreation of the scene is tender and sentimental, but also fun and exciting.
The Joint Heart
This is a classic pose, so you’ve probably seen it more than once in movies or on television. A couple forms a cute heart, using only their arms; one person for each side. Once again, it is romantic and sweet, which is ideal for events like weddings and anniversary celebrations.
Pretty Poses for the Ladies
The Charlie’s Angels
You can’t discuss the best photo booth poses without mentioning the one that groups of eager ladies on hen nights have been doing for decades. The Charlie’s Angels stance has gone down in history as one of the coolest and most kickass. All you have to do is stand with your backs pressed together and show off those guns (and your curvy profile too).
The Off Duty Supermodels
Or, you could strike a pose better suited to the runway. If you’re attending an event with a photo booth, or you’re the one hosting it, grab your girls and get your Vogue on. Stick your pout out as far as it will go – a la Kate Moss – and try your hand at being a catwalk queen.
The Bridal Kiss
If you’ve just tied the knot, get your best friends together and head for the photo booth. It is time to create a bridal sandwich. This pose works best in threes, but feel free to squeeze as many smooching mates in as you can. You need one on either side; ready, get set, plant those kisses. Make sure that your pictures capture your friends in side profile, but you stay face on.
Party Poses for the Fellas
The Guns Out
Most guys can’t get in a photo booth without flexing their muscles, but it’s positively encouraged, especially if you’re having a laugh with the boys at a party. Show the ladies what you’re made of, by bringing your boys together and showing off those guns.
The Fake Fight
This is one of the most fun photo booth poses to create, because it involves a little bit of theatrical skill. You need to make this one as over the top as possible. So, think wind up (cartoon style) fists, seeing stars, and dazed expressions. If there is more than three of you, pair up and each have a ‘mini’ scenario to yourself.
The High Five
Or, if you prefer to keep things simple, go for a basic (but classic) group high five. For a comedic angle, don’t practice beforehand. Just count your boys down and go for it. There is always one hand that somehow manages to miss and meet empty air. This time, it will be captured on camera.
How to Pick a Photo Booth Vendor for Your Party
If you’re thinking about making photo booths a part of your next big bash, take some time to find a reputable, reliable vendor with great reviews. The company should be trusted in your local area, so it could be a good idea to ask friends, family members, and colleagues for recommendations. The best vendors will be the ones that have a great relationship on the party circuit in your town.