posing 101 – With coffee

Have you been trying to figure out how to get the perfect shot with your coffee or of your coffee? It’s not always easy and as I’m writing this I’m sitting outside of my favorite coffee shop drinking black coffee (my go-to).

When its just about the coffee you need to show the logo or if it’s a latte you have to show the art on top. If you’re shooting yourself with the coffee remember to interact with your ‘prop’, gaze off in the distance, sip the coffee, focus on your hands around the cup and try fun new ideas like my shoes + coffee shot!

Look at your surroundings. Is the interior space worth shooing in? Is there a wall (like the metal or blue one below) to use as a better background? If there’s a patio, are there trees that you can use to help frame your shot?

See below for some inspo!

COFFEE AND PEOPLE

COFFEE MUGS AND TO-GO CUPS

Posing 101:

To recap, here are some of my best tips for posing with coffee!

  • Interact with your cup | hold it close, drink out of it, gaze down at it, smell the aromas
  • Hold the cup & look else where | when you drink your morning cup and enjoy that peaceful moment of quiet before you start your day, that is what others want to see
  • Take a photo of the cup | make sure your nails are nice, if there’s a logo, show it, shoot it in front of their sign, or in front of their branding
  • Drinking espresso? | Show the milk art on top, is it unique, is it a classic heart?
  • Look around at your environment | is there a unique wall or landscape that you can use as a background or to frame your image?

I hope these tips help your next coffee shoot! Let me know if you have any questions below.

Which shot was your favorite? Do you have another posing idea that I need to try? Let me know in the comments.

How to Style Flowy Printed Pants

Some of my favorite pants are these thick cotton, navy blue and cream colored, printed pants. They’re a little long on me, which I love because I can easily pair them with heels, and fit my body so well. They hug every curve without being too tight and they flair out nicely at the bottom (hello 70’s vibes).

How do you style a flowy pant?

I always style them with a bodysuit. I prefer something tighter on top in contrast to the flowy pant. If you wear something longer or baggier then you risk looking larger than you are. Also the eye doesn’t know where to look. The print catches your eye but the darker color of the top will give the eye a resting place and then allow it to travel down to see the rest of the outfit.

Tell me, which do you prefer? The blue or the olive green bodysuit? Let me know in the comments.

How about all of my facial expressions, lol!

While we’re at it, did you have a pose that you loved the most? I love my ‘ugh, right’ face in the first blue bodysuit photo and my flowy hair with sunglasses in the green bodysuit. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and then head over to my Instagram to see what my followers thought too!