I've recently been collaborating with some hotels and have been perfecting my hotel shots. It has been fun to work on my creativity and to some time let the highlights of the hotel spark my creativity.
1. WALK TOWARD THE HOTEL SIGN
A lot of hotels have awesome hotel signs with some pretty amazing views. I like looking casual and walking toward or past the hotel sign.
2. SIT IN BED & READ A BOOK WITH COFFEE
This one comes pretty naturally for me! You can almost always find me cozying up to read a book at home. Hotel beds make it just a little more fun. Pair it with a great cup of coffee from a local coffee shop.
3. CREATE A MAKESHIFT BED IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW
Does your hotel have an amazing view? Take advantage of it by setting up a make shift bed. I tend to pull the duvet off the hotel bed and almost bunch up the covers haphazardly. The key is that you are literally going to just lay on the ground.
4. PUT ON MAKEUP IN THE BATHROOM MIRROR
Take advantage of the amazing hotel bathroom lighting and pose with your favorite mascara or lip gloss.
5. SIT IN A CHAIR AND GAZE OUT THE WINDOW
I love to take in the views and the atmosphere of my hotel. Take a few minutes and appreciate your views in that comfy hotel chair.
6. POSE ON THE HOTEL ROOFTOP
Hotel rooftops are my favorite. They usually almost always have amazing views.
7. WALK INTO THE HOTEL LOBBY
Take advantage of the beautiful outside courtyard of your hotel.
8. WAIT FOR THE HOTEL ELEVATOR WITH YOUR LUGGAGE
Some hotels have elevator banks with pretty details. Show off your mask and social distancing by capturing you waiting with your luggage.
9. HAVE A PILLOW FIGHT
This one can be awkward if you are doing this one alone, but just pretend like you are having a pillow fight with your photographer!
10. SIT ON THE WINDOW SILL AND GAZE OUT THE WINDOW
I love window sills that are especially wide and make gazing out the window look effortless.
11. RELAX ON THE BED WITH YOUR FEET KICKED UP
Kick up your legs, look natural, and capture that amazing view out your hotel room window!
I am definitely not an expert when it comes to posing, but I have had a lot of fun being creative and coming up with new ways to pose when I am traveling. Do you have any recommendations? I would love to know!