How to Look Better in Your Personal Branding Photos

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Pretty much anyone I have ever met wants to look good in photos.  And it’s probably fair to say that there have been some photos of yourself that you’re NOT a fan of.  Yeah….me too! 

That’s why I put together 9 ways to look better in your photos! Let’s dive in, shall we?


#1 Try On Your Outfits Well Before Your Session

Waiting until the last minute to pull outfits is one of the most stressful things you can do when preparing for your photoshoot.  You made this investment, so I know you care deeply about making your business grow.  Don’t waste your money by not taking the time to try on everything you plan to wear at your session.  Put on the entire outfit, including shoes and accessories.  Make sure everything fits properly and goes together.  Then pack the entire outfit so nothing is left behind.

#2 Make Time For Self-Care

Stress never looked good on anyone, in any season of life.  It may seem counter-intuitive to slow down, but if you want to look your best it’s important that you make room for self-care in your daily routine. What’s something you can start incorporating today that you would enjoy?

#3 Mental Health Break

I know it’s hard to walk away from work and not get distracted by all the notifications going off.  I will encourage you to turn off your notifications during our time together so you can be completely focused.  Go the extra mile and don’t do anything work-related the morning of our session either. 😉

#4 Do Your Body Good

I don’t know about you, but when I’m dehydrated my skin gets dry (especially my lips).  And when I eat like crap, I’m bloated.  So, do your body a favor and fuel it with plenty of water and good foods for days leading up to our session.  Let’s not carry around any unnecessary water weight!

How To Look Better At Your Next Photoshoot

#5 Wardrobe Do’s and Don’ts

If you haven’t checked out The Ultimate Wardrobe Guide, what are you waiting for? This is filled with gold nuggets that can take your style to the next level every day.

#6 Hey Mr. DJ – Play That Song!

If there is one thing that can make a photo shoot a bit awkward….it’s dead air.  Music is powerful to get you into a grove, set the tone, and enjoy your session. 

#7 Practice Builds Confidence

This may seem silly, BUT, pull up a full-length mirror and practice some poses.  Don’t worry…nobody is watching!  Seeing yourself in poses will teach you what you like and don’t like.  Take it a step further and practice in the clothes you are looking to wear for your session!

#8 Do Something That Makes You Happy

No matter what mood you’re in, you will bring energy to your photoshoot that will translate into your images. You have the option to bring high energy or low energy.  Think about what makes you happy and make time to do it.

#9 Mindset Shift

I used to doubt myself A LOT growing up.  But then I realized that you need to believe in yourself in order to accomplish your dreams.  And since you made an investment in your business, I’m willing to bet that you believe you are capable of growing a business you love. Anytime you start to doubt what you’re capable of (including not looking good in photos), start believing that you are capable of anything you set your mind to.  Set your mind to prepare for this photoshoot and watch your confidence rise.


There you have it. 

Save this so you can go back to it again and again anytime you feel like you need a little pep talk. 

Have questions?  Reach out, I’m here for you!

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