Photo Session Prep Tips

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

So your Shot by Summer photo session has been booked. Now what?

Now is the time to prepare and the sooner, the better.



  1. Get a facial! The best way to prepare your skin for its closeup is to hire a professional to do all the dirty work. Be sure to schedule your facial at least a week before your photo session. This will give your skin plenty of time to recover.

  2. Set a skin routine! Using a gentle cleanser, toner, hydrating eye cream, and your fav moisturizer. Do not forget to remove all makeup with micellar water or makeup wipes before you begin.

  3. Exfoliate! It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin 2-3x a week the week before your photo session. Please be advised that this is a suggestion only and you should follow the skin regimen that best fits your skin type and sensitivity level. If you already exfoliate regularly, you should be ok to continue doing so.

  4. Moisturize! We all know what dry skin causes, don’t we? FLAKY SKIN. Don’t forget to toss in an eye cream and a moisturizing lip balm.

  5. Hydrate! Please see tip #2b above for why. (Also try to limit alcohol consumption to during this time.)