Do you ever wonder how celebrities look SO amazing when they're photographed at red carpets, like Lupita Nyong'o here at the Oscars...
...but when it comes time for us commoners to take pictures, the result leaves a lot to be desired?
So in our quest to not look like posing posers, we decided to get some help from celebrity stylist Lindsay Albanese, who's worked with such photogenic stars as Shay Mitchell, Sarah Hyland, and Emily Deschanel.
Oh, and the fashion vlogger knows how to look pretty good in pictures herself.
We had Lindsay evaluate and coach us on our posing skills to see if we could learn to look better when we have our picture taken — and *maybe* even learn to love to take photos.
Here are the results!
And FWIW, we had better lighting for the "after" shots — the photo gods were truly on our side!
First up, Sheridan tried out a straightforward step-and-repeat style standing photo:
Lindsay's tips centered on getting 'em bodied with the full-body shot:
And here's how Sheridan's photo turned out after Lindsay's help:
Next, Lara tried out a seated photo:
Lindsay's tips helped Lara go from sitting on a throne of lies to a throne of LIKES:
And here's how Lara's photo turned out after Lindsay's help:
Pedro tried out a candid picture, but got some blurry results:
Lindsay's advice was "candid" with her advice to nail this type of carefree shot:
And here's how Pedro's candid turned out after Lindsay's help:
Next up, Sam tried out a close-up shot since he's working on being ~fierce~ with his facial features:
Lindsay's tips for beating your face into shape were all about finding your happy place.
Lindsay's posing advice: Relax, take a breath and smile as you exhale, and make sure your face is level or slightly above the camera lens.
And here's Sam's final photo after Lindsay's coaching:
Finally, the entire gang got together for one big group shot:
Lindsay hopped in for the group shot while also doling out some final photo words of wisdom:
And with Lindsay's help, here's the finished product:
Sam on the "after" photo: So much better. We're like the opposite of an Impressionist painting — the closer you get, the more you realize how each of us looks awesome in our own way. We're too hot to trot!