Every single woman, of every shape and every size, deserves to look and feel incredible in a photograph. This is why it’s so important for photographers to understand every element of their craft—especially posing. The photographer’s job is to use our photographic toolkit to bring out the best in a subject to help them appreciate their own beauty. Many fuller-figured subjects have been wounded by a bad photo experience, or they have been trained to believe they can’t look good in a photograph. As photographers, we can change that perception.

When photographing fuller-figured subjects, it’s important to keep in mind that everyone is different. No single pose is universally flattering, and there is no single perfect camera angle. ...

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