I believe, the secret of a good photo shoot is not in taking the “proper” poses, if it is not about fashion photography, but just in relaxing and being yourself. I will plot a certain vector for your actions, but the more initiative and lively you are, the better will be your photographs.
Maybe, at least for the time of the photo shoot, you need to get back a little to your childhood when you could easily do a cartwheel in the middle of the street and you didn’t care what people would think of it. Relax, let the little child who is somewhere deep within everyone to come forward. If it is about a photo shoot of a couple, don’t be ashamed to show your feelings to your partner. Every second you should keep in mind how dear your partner is and how gently you love this person.
In every shoot there is always a part of classical performance when you really need to take a beautiful pose, and then I will also come for help.It would also be helpful to read Advice on poses in my blog.