Happy 2020! That feels so weird to say, since I’ve known that was going to be my undergraduate graduation year for basically forever. That means college degree 1 of 2 is that much closer!
I stayed in pajamas at home all day yesterday, ringing in the new year with cinnamon rolls and bacon, watching copious amounts of college football and taking time to relax with my family. (We believe that New Year’s resolutions like healthier eating don’t come into affect until January 2.) That means that today’s #OOTD is the first of the new year!
As soon as I put my leopard coat on, I could feel myself channeling major Macklemore vibes. This one didn’t come from a thrift shop, but I felt funky just the same. I know this coat is going to be one of my go-tos this winter and early spring!
Also, today I broke out some liquid matte lipstick that was part of a Christmas gift! I had been skeptical about liquid lipstick for a long time, but I’m absolutely obsessed with this set and their matching lip liners. Cheers to more adventurous fashion and beauty choices in 2020!
Have you ever had pose-block? It’s when you need a cute pose for a photo, but your mind is suddenly drawing a blank. Every cute idea you’ve ever had is suddenly escaping you, and so you resort to something completely and utterly basic.
Been there? Me too.
There’s so many cute poses for group shots out there, and I hope today’s post will help you be prepared when the time comes for your next group photoshoot. My friends and I love taking pics together (and clearly I love taking solo ones as well), so I feel qualified to show some of my favorite poses to do as a group. Hopefully these ideas will help during your next case of paralyzing pose-block!
1. group hug
This is a classic one. While sitting (or standing), wrap your arms around the center people like you love each other. This pose makes for a really wholesome shot every time!
2. Staggered step sitting
If you’re blessed with a cute set of steps to take pictures on… utilize them! Place different members of your group at different heights for visual variation and interest.
3. LEan against a rail
I like railings in pictures because it easily gives people something to do with their hands. This particular railing allowed for full-body and close-up shots, so this pose is super versatile!
4. Candid laughter
We took our candid laughing shot sitting staggered on the steps, but this pose works no matter where you are sitting or standing! Candid laughter (real or faked) is super cute and will make it look like you’re having the absolute best time. Definitely Instagram-worthy moments!
5. Lap lay
This is a fun pose for groups of four or more. Nominate your most attention-hungry friend (or yourself!) to lay across the laps of the rest of the group. Getting into position can lead to some fun candids, too.
6. crazy limbs
Wanting a silly one? This pose came to be by me yelling “everyone do something crazy with your limbs!” This gets everyone laughing and completing the challenge to various degrees of commitment. Megan won this round, for sure.
7. family photo
Similar to the staggered step sitting, a bench can provide varying degrees of visual interest. We felt like this one looked like a family Christmas card photo (or for me, a sorority big-little reveal photo.)
8. College Hand Signs
If your college has hand signs, this is an easy one! My high school friends and I are split between 3 different colleges, so this is one of our go-tos whenever we are short on pose ideas. It’s always super cute and spirited.
9. unnecessarily dramatic
This is one of our favs just because it’s such a different vibe than all the other ones we’ve taken. For maximum dramatic effect, everyone spread out and look in a different direction. Are you intimidated yet?
I hope these 9 ideas help you next time you’re in a group photo-taking rut! I love taking pics with my friends whenever we’re all in town together, which doesn’t happen much anymore.
Do you have a favorite pose that your friend group always goes to? Let me know- I’m always looking for new ideas as well!