|Source. This lady has taken the initiative to change things round a bit and use a prop. But she is far too dark. The pose is perfect but she should put on some thick socks and stop smiling. This is not a catalogue shoot.|
DO wear an Asian suit that is youthful and 'in' but nothing too fashionable or glitzy. You want to come across as homely and 'decent' not gaudy, 'western' or, God forbid, too outgoing.
DON'T pose with food - you don't want to seem glutinous or greedy.
DO make sure the setting/background is clean. This will give off the impression that you are daughter-in-law material.
DON'T pose in a car (too outgoing - see rule 1.)
DO pose next to flowers (fake if possible) or some sort of shrubbery. It will make you look like such a sweet girl.
DON'T pose with men - fathers, brothers, boyfriends - nope. No men.
DO hold a baby in the photograph. Show them that you are wife/mother material. This will not work if baby is seen to be crying or worse, looking at you in fear.
DON'T pose with other women or girls unless: they are under 16; larger than you; shorter than you; can be mistaken for a man; is a baby.
DO stand in front of a window to give illusion of being whiter than white - this will allow people to think you are fair and therefore very beautiful and good enough for their son. Anything they find out about you which is not in your favour (e.g.; 3 arms, one eye, another husband) will hence forth be overlooked.
DON'T smile too much or too wide. This gives out the signal that you are naïve or dumb.
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