So You Want to Be a Model: Leg Pop

When you think of being in love and the way a first kiss makes you feel, many people think about the leg pop. When you’re swooning, the leg just wants to pop up. So, when you’re taking pictures with the one you love and it starts to feel more awkward than romantic, here are some pointers for getting a picture-perfect leg pop. Note that the leg pop is best when it creates a triangle.

Tippy Toes! I love the way this looks because it seems so sweet. It also really helps that being on your tippy toes helps to elongate your legs and makes your calves look good.



If you don’t need to go on your tippy toes because you’re wearing heels or are tall enough to reach your partner, then arch that back and create “shape”.  Put your hips into your partner. Hey hey… stop it with the sexual thoughts. It’s to create shape! 😉



When you don’t do it, will still obviously look sweet, it just won’t have the same long line.





I call this the leg pop lift. Do the leg pop while your mate picks you up. It looks sweet and endearing. right?



I love this shot. It’s got all the qualities of a great leg pop photo, and then some!



And here is one of my own from Hanssie Trainor. I’m wearing 4 inch heels, so I tried to work the lean into your partner move because tippy toes were not going to work. Did it work? Maybe I could use a little more curve next time, huh?



What other favorite couple’s move do you like to see in engagement and/or wedding photos?


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  1. Member
    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 11:16 am

    love the leg pop…

  2. scissors Member
    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 11:17 am

    So adorable. I tried that and fell over. I’m special.

  3. rainbow Member
    rainbow 1525 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:25 am

    You 2 are so damn cute! The hot wings are definitely hotties!

  4. misspug Member
    misspug 3668 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:28 am

    i’m like scissors, i would probably fall over. yours is cute! and HOT shoes!

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    mander411 735 posts, Busy bee @ 12:01 pm

    great tip! I am always on my tip toes with Fi because he is 14 inches taller then I am, so even in heels we can both barely make it in a frame together LOL! I somtimes make him sit on a stool or something and I stand (he is still above me).
    love your shoes!

  6. frozen yogurt Member
    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:29 pm

    I love the leg pop!! My favorite engagement photo is like that!

  7. pretzel Member
    pretzel 670 posts, Busy bee @ 12:34 pm

    I love your e-photos! and I do love the leg pop!

  8. cardigan Member
    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 12:49 pm

    I love the leg pop! Our photos where I tried it looked a little awkward though – I could have used this tutorial before we took our photos!!!!

  9. argyle Member
    argyle 2519 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:23 pm

    I’m pretty sure I did a leg pop during ours – I think most girls can’t resist!

  10. msgiraffe Member
    msgiraffe 4248 posts, Honey bee @ 1:54 pm

    I love the leg pop!

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    noodlefish 602 posts, Busy bee @ 1:59 pm

    This post is going to be such a big help! The leg pop rocks.

  12. mouse Member
    Mrs. Mouse 5768 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:15 pm

    I like your leg pop!

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    GummyBear 36 posts, Newbee @ 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the tips, Miss Hot Wings! I’m avidly taking mental notes. :) And the visuals of “good” vs. “bad” shots are super helpful.

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 3:33 pm

    That adorable! I soooo had to pop my leg on some of out pic too!! 😛

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    Keladry 294 posts, Helper bee @ 4:22 pm

    Love it!

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    Magenta 1860 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:19 pm

    i love all these post about how to pose for the pictures… thank you so much … i will fallow all your advices

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 9:59 am

    you just look absolutely hot, pop or no pop!

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    weddingbound 9652 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:55 pm

    Adorable pics!

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