Preparing for your Photoshoot - Skin

Preparing for your Photoshoot - Part 2: Skin

This is the second part in my Preparing for your Photoshoot mini series!  Last week we talked about all the ways you can get your face photo ready (it's easier and way more fun than you might think!). Today we are moving on to the rest of your skin!

Preparing for your photoshoot

Waxing / Shaving - Please, if you've never had a wax before, you don't need to start now!  If you usually shave your body hair then go right ahead and shave a the day before your photoshoot.

Exfoliate & Moisturise - As with your face, the skin on your body needs a little love and attention too.  Try to exfoliate and moisturise a couple of times in the weeks leading up to your session.

Drink lots of water - it really is true, drinking lots of water hydrates your body and skin giving a healthy and fresh glow all over.  It's also one of the easiest things to do to when preparing for your photoshoot!  I find having a bottle of water at my desk helps to remind me to keep drinking throughout the day.  Somehow, I always drink more if its has a straw in it too!  If you don't like plain water, having a fruity squash or flavoured water is a great alternative.

Tans - I mentioned in my previous post about self tans or spray tans.  The other side of the coin here is to keep out of the sun or wear loose fitting clothes that cover you.  Shoulders, arms and legs are important here.  Although tan lines can be evened out in photoshop during the editing process, it's always best to start out with fresh even skin tones.

An extra tip on preparing for your photoshoot

Scars & Birthmarks - This one is something we will cover in your pre-session consultation but if you have any scars, birthmarks or blemishes on your skin that you would like covered with either camouflage makeup or lightened or removed in photoshop, don't be afraid to talk to me about it.  We all have scars and you may prefer to have them removed in the editing process or you may love them as they are a part of your story and your life.  I have a scar on my shoulder from an operation that I would prefer to be removed in post production, but my son has a birthmark that I would never remove (unless he asked me too!).

Your photoshoot is all about you, about your story and your journey.  These tips are on preparing for your photoshoot are to ensure you look and feel amazing during your session!  Just pick the ones you feel most comfortable with or do them all - the choice is yours!