101 Ideas for Photo Booth Poses

by Ryan on December 10, 2013

101 Photo Booth Pose IdeasSo you’re at a wedding, corporate function, or family gathering, 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!

Trust me, as a guy who runs a photo booth business, I’ve seen it over and over. Most people aren’t creative, and if you want to show your friends just how cool your photos are, think outside the box!

If you want to spice things up a bit, why not take a few poses out our of our photo booth playbook.

Funny Photo Booth Poses IdeasKeep in mind that most photo booths offer multiple image strips (like the photo to the right), so you can use multiple pictures to tell a story or get creative, rather than just needing to take one specific image. Multiple photos allow you to do something like the dance moves list we have, or perhaps pretending you’re going down an elevator. It’s like your own little time lapse photograph!

The list is quite long, so it’s divided into several sections. Click on a link and it’ll bring you to the part of the page where that category is.

Photo Booth Poses Ideas For…


Bride and Groom or Couples in Love
The Ladies
The Gents
All by Yourself
Dance Move Reenactments
Football End Zone Dances
Creative Use of Props
Photo Bomb!
Mixed Bag of Creative Ideas
List of Facial Expressions

I also have a confession to make… Our 101 Photo Booth Pose Ideas post actually has more than 101 ideas…oops! Either way… enjoy!

Bride and Groom or Love Birds


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.

Suprised Kiss

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 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:

Kiss the Bride

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 Gents


Show off the Guns – Flex your muscles and show your ladies which direction the beach is.
Fake Fight – You can figure this one out.
Group High Five – Maybe even in midair?
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!

All by Yourself


You don’t have to go in a photo booth with a group, you can take some funny and creative shots all by your lonesome. Check out some of these funny photo booth pose ideas.

Drinking Problem

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.

Dance Move Reenactments


These moves require no explanation. To see their full effect, just look them up on youtube, or try your best from memory.

Napolean Dynamite Dance Move

The Macarana
Gagnam Style
Michael Jackson’s Thriller
The Dougie
Harlem Shake
The Robot
Raise the Roof
Running Man
Walk like an Egyption
Soulja Boy!
John Travolta – Boogie Nights
Anti Gravity Lean
Chicken Dance

Football End Zone Dances


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!

Creative Use of Props


Spice up your photos with the creative use of props. These aren’t prop ideas, but the creative use of them.

Hashtag Photo Booth Props

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!

Photo Bomb


Obvious, but it has to be mentioned. Photo bombs are one of the most popular things you’ll see at photo booth events so we had to create a category just for this (sometimes annoying) pose. Maybe throw on a mustache like this mischievous devil did.

Photo Bomb!

Mix Bag of Creative 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!

List of Facial Expressions for Photo Booth Poses

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

Photo Booth Pose Idea

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

Confused Pose

So there you have it. Over 100 Photo Booth Posing Ideas to be the life of the party and make the event coordinator, or bride and groom laugh their butts off when they look at their photos after the event!

All the photo booth images were taken with a Canon EOS Rebel T2i.

Do you have any favorite poses or ideas? Add them in the comments below!

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