Hey, Promsters! Did you know that the talented and lovely Jenni Rempel is our photo booth photographer again this year? I’m pretty excited to get some shots taken with my date and the rest of the amazing vegan prom team. If you’re like me though, you freeze up when it’s time to say “Daiya” for the camera. This time I thought I’d do a little research on some possible superhero poses to strike when it’s my turn.
The “They’re Out of Nutritional Yeast!” Pose.
This one is pretty easy. Simply channel all the anguish and despair you feel when you’ve got everything on your grocery list but the nooch, and all you find when you go to grab some is an empty spot and some dusty yellow powder that won’t even season your spaghetti. Arms up, eyes to the sky, mouth open in rage. For good measure feel free to scream, “Whyyyyyyyyyy?!” Your fellow promsters will understand your pain all too well.
The “Last Vegan Dish at an Omni Potluck” Pose.
We’ve all been there haven’t we, friends? You brought your favourite snack to a work potluck and you’re the only vegan there. Sure there’ll be a platter of veggies that you can munch on, and there might be some crackers, but yours is the only guaranteed vegan dish, and it’s your favourite, you made it yourself after all! All you have to do for this pose is imagine that there’s only a tiny portion left and a lovely, but misguided, coworker is making moves in its direction. Legs in a sprint position, arms out to knock over any obstacle and run, hungry vegan! Run!
The “Bacon is Not a Valid Argument” Pose
Am I right, friends? “I’d go veggie but bacon is so tasty!” How many times have you heard that one? Maybe you’re at a family dinner, or even just chatting with a cashier at the check-out. For this pose you’ll need to stick out your arm forcefully, hand up straight. If you can get your hair to do that electric flowy thing as well, all the better!
The “But Where do You Get Your Protein?” Pose
Do I even need to go into a scenario for this one? Simply pretend It’s the 10th, 50th, or 100th time you’ve been asked this question. Throw your head back and pull some hair like you’ve always wanted to do. You’re safe here.
The “Daiya is Coming out with Three New Product Lines” Pose
I don’t know about you, promsters, but this is the exact pose I made when I read that Daiya is going to be selling cream cheese, cheese slices and gluten-free pizza. Legs lunged out, both arms pumping in the air in glee. I may have even shouted “Yes, yes, yes!” Go ahead and try it. I bet it’ll feel pretty darn good.
There you go, friends. Practice in front of the mirror in your costume or prom gear and see how naturally they come. If you’ve got any great go-to photo booth poses, feel free to share in the comments!