Smiling in Modeling Photos

It’s natural to smile for photos taken by friends and family, but what about professional photographer photos for your modeling portfolio in New York City? While some modeling jobs will require more serious or somber facial expressions, commercial jobs often have a lighter atmosphere that calls for a smile.

As you’ll see in this video, it’s important for models to practice smiling in the mirror before taking modeling portraits. Your natural smile expresses your joy, but it might not be the best choice for modeling portraits or jobs. When you practice smiling in the mirror, you can find your best angles for smiling with your mouth open and closed, and memorize how your face feels when you show off these angles. This will help you achieve a great smile for modeling in any job.