Best Face Forward – Five Snappy Tips For Looking Fantastic in a Photobooth

Everyone loves looking great. One of the questions we get asked most by our clients is, “how can we ensure that we look as good as possible in our photo booth shots?”. I’m sure this is a question that many are keen to know the answer to since we all want to capture the gorgeous memories at the events and parties we attend.

In this article, we will give you six snappy tips for looking like the rockstar you are when using a photobooth. Read on to find out more!

It’s All About Your Posture

You will be amazed at how much your posture can affect your appearance. If you are someone who tends to slouch or doesn’t practice good posture, this just may give you the appearance of being shorter, wider and will not bring out your best features. As a rule of thumb, keeping your back straight will elongate your spine, making you appear longer and leaner.

Another model trick is to push your hips away from the camera. Some secrets that models have shared with us are to never stand face on and always lean your front shoulder towards the camera. If you have the largest behind in the group, it is advised to stand in the middle rather than at the end.

Keep Those Lips Moving

Another secret to looking amazing in photos is to ensure that your lips are doing something. You could be smiling, frowning, pulling a funny face or even just giving the camera a cheesy grin. Nothing looks worse than a pair of dull lips that convey no sense of emotion whatsoever.

Your Hair Is Your Best Friend

How our hair looks is a huge contributing factor to how we look overall. Don’t be afraid to play with different styles – fluff it, flick it, tie it up in a crazy high ponytail. Everyone feels glowing and confident when they are having a good hair day, and this will translate into your photos.

Another bonus is that your hair can cover any flaws you may have on the day. Have a zit that won’t seem to go away? This is when your hair comes to the rescue.

Wear Something Bright

Your attire also plays a huge role in how you look in photos. Whilst neutral colours may be a good choice for your corporate photos, when it comes to a social event, you’ll want to inject some colour into your repertoire. Patterns, colours and bold prints look fantastic in photos, so don’t be afraid to experiment.

Try This Eye Opener

One of the things we are all guilty of is blinking, or sometimes even squinting in photos. Yes, we know the flash is bright, but you’ll want to keep your eyes nice and open when you are being photographed.

Try this photographer’s trick: Look at the floor and begin counting to three. Life your eyes up on three, or just as the camera shutter is about to click. Goodbye squints!


With these simple yet handy tips, we are sure you’ll look like you’re red-carpet-ready at your next photo booth event. Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us today, or call us at 1300 885 346.