Please do not take this the wrong way...
I have a photo shoot tomorrow with a larger senior. (I am NOT making fun of her! I am a larger girl myself!) I have searched on pinterest for help, but all I am finding is some tips like don't make the double chin and try not to emphasize her arms. Any other tips or sites for help?
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
As a formerly large girl (I lost 100+ lbs. 10 years ago), I just want to say I think it's awesome that you're thinking about doing the shoot in the most flattering way. There are few things larger girls like less than having their pictures taken, and I used to avoid the camera like the plague. If I knew a photographer WANTED to make me look good, I'd have appreciated that 1,000x over.
That said, I have no advice! Just wanted to say I don't think anyone should take it the wrong way... it's great to consider this type of thing!
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
Being of the "larger than I should be" variety myself, I try to always sit/stand with one side closer to the camera than the other. I avoid full front poses.
Peeking from around a tree or the corner of a building, I think, would be a fun, playful pose that could be used to minimize her size.
Head shots where she is looking up at you also seem like a good idea.
I would probably go to images.google and flickr and look at sample shots. You'll get a lot more idea of what works and what doesn't.
Overall though, I would said - do things where she is most comfortable. If she is happy and relaxed, the rest will flow, kwim?
I also read a tip to have her keep her arms away from her body. That space between the arms and body creates a more slimming look.