So you’re at a wedding, and there’s a photo booth! You jump in the booth, look at the camera, and think to yourself… “what photo booth poses can I do?” And then you probably do the typical shots like… sticking out your tongue, smiling goofy, looking serious, etc etc… Boring!
Most people aren’t creative, and if you want to show your friends just how cool your photos are, think outside the box!
For the bride & groom /Any newly wed couple
These poses are for those madly in love, and sharing their special day. When you look back on your wedding day years down the road and pull out the photobooth album, you may just want to see some of these poses.
Surprise Kiss – See image above.
Smooch Smooch – Pucker up and give each other a big smooch.
Pick Her Up – If the booth allows it, pick the bride up!
Pulling His Tie – Girl leads the guy with his tie, preferably while he’s drooling.
Fishing Pole Reeling – You just caught yourself a groom!
Create a Heart – Use a hand from the bride and a hand from the groom to create a heart shape between you.
Blow Kisses – And perhaps catch them as well.
Wink – And look flattered!
Proposal Reenactment – Bring back the memories of a couple years, months, or weeks ago.
For the beautiful ladies
These photos are for the girls, whether a group, or just a few, and often they include a bride. Some girl only photo booth poses include:
Charlies Angels – Guns up and out with backs together.
Supermodel Shoot – Pretend you’re on the cover of vogue and strike your best sexy supermodel pose.
Kiss the Bride – Make a bride sandwich like the image above!
For the men
Group High Five – Maybe even in midair?
Show off the Guns – Flex your muscles and show your ladies which direction the beach is.
Fake Fight – You can figure this one out.
Too Cool – Fold your arms, and look like a tough stud. Ain’t no thang!
Head Butt – Pretend you’re rams, or football players after scoring a touchdown and butt heads.
Salute – Either for patriotic reasons, pretending you’re at mile high stadium, or just for fun. Salute!
If u wanna go Solo
Drinking Problem – At least you’ve brought a date to the event… your drink! – See photo above!
Same Pose for All Pictures – Yup, just make the same exact face for each take!
Slow Motion Across Screen – Move past the screen one shot at a time. Maybe even fake running.
Four Corners – For each of the four shots put your head in a different corner of the screen. It’s kinda “Brady Bunch”…esk!
The Stairs – Angle from top corner to the opposite bottom corner, or vice versa to make it look like you’re walking up stairs.
The Elevator – Move vertically up or down slowly over each shot. Make sure to push the button in the first shot!
Will You Marry Me – Very rare, but could be done as a proposal. If there are four photos in the strip and a board to write on, you could use each photo to write Will…You…Marry…Me?
Door Peep Hole – Fill up the whole screen with your face as if you’re trying to look through an apartment door peep hole.
Windy Day – Pretend you’re being blown away by a hurricane!
Busy Cell Phone – You’re too busy to be interrupted by photos, because you’re talking on your cell phone.
Play with facial expressions
And if these weren’t enough, here’s a loooonggg list of facial expression ideas you can use to pose with in the photo booth.
Happy, Estatic, Content, Sad,Depressed, Embarrassed, Nervous, Angry, Furious, Devious, Bored, Annoyed, Surprised, Tongue Out, Tired, Exhausted, Disgusted, Are you kidding me?, Grumpy, Hyper, Proud, Cute, Snob, Brat, Evil, Sour, Shouting, Lauging, Excited, Smiling, Fake Smiling, Winking, Scared, Studly, Tough, Stoic, Intense, Goofy, Serious, Thinking, Confused, Duck Lips
Some random but fun ideas
These photo booth pose ideas are random, but funny. Hopefully you try a few out!
The Train – A lot of weddings have the train where everyone grabs on to each other and snakes their way through the room. Walk it (gently) through the photo booth so each photo shows different people doing the train through.
YMCA – If you have four people, do the popular YMCA symbol, or if you’re by yourself do a letter for each of the four pictures.
Thumbs up – Obvious, but its an oldie and goodie.
Superman – Put your fists out and pretend you’re flying.
Riskayyyy – Get as creative as you want, but do something riskayyyy. Maybe a spank, maybe mooning? Riskayyy!
Live Long and Prosper – Pretend you’re Spok from Star Trek and give the live long and prosper hand sign.
Peace Sign – For world peace.
Head Bangin – Pretend you’re at a rock concert, bang your head and throw up the rock sign devil horns.
“Okay” Sign – Put your thumb and pointer finger into a circle and raise the other three in the air, to give the okay sign.
Scuba Signals – If anyone knows scuba signs and signals at the part maybe flash a turtle, shark, octopus or out of oxygen signal at the screen!
Obvious, but it has to be mentioned. Photo bombs are one of the most popular things you’ll see at photo booth events so I had to create a category just for this (sometimes annoying) pose.
Use some props
Spice up your photos with the creative use of props. These aren’t prop ideas, but the creative use of them.
Hashtag Writing – Get a chalkboard, or piece of paper and share your hashtag for the event.
Find Something Random – Anything unique at the photo booth hall? Take a picture with it! – I’ve seen this done with statues, stuffed animals and a plethora of other objects. It’s funny because the bride and groom, or event organizer will look at the photos after the event and definitely scratch their head wondering!
Drop a Grenade – First shot, hold the grenade in your hand, second shot, drop it and look surprised, third and fourth react to the explosion!
The Dirty Bird – oh you know.
Bob and Weave – Bringing back the old Ram’s football move.
Terrell Owens – Be inspired by Terrell, with some of his famous moves including: popcorn in your face, autograph a football, or taunt the audience.
The Heisman – You wish!
Dance Move Reenactments
These moves require no explanation. To see their full effect, just look them up on you tube, or try your best from memory.
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
Walk like an Egyption
John Travolta – Boogie Nights
Just do your favorite bollywood istyle …
Happy Clicking !!!