Motivation and discipline go hand in hand when it comes to working out and leading a fit lifestyle. Motivation helps you get started, and discipline helps you stick to a regular diet and exercise routine. However, motivation and discipline can easily start to wane over time, so you may need an extra push to keep you on track. This is where scheduling a bikini photo shoot can be very beneficial.
If all you want are some pictures of yourself on the beach to post on social media, ask a friend with a good phone or camera to take some pictures of you in your new bikini. You can use those pictures as “Before” pictures to show where your most recent exercise regimen started.
However, you should hire a professional fitness, glamour, or bikini photographer for your bikini photo shoot if you want images that will truly inspire you and others, images that you’ll want to print out for posterity, and images like these. Yes, you will need to put in a lot of effort and perseverance to get ready, but it will be well worth it.
Do your bikini photo shoot the same way that professional bikini models do it when they’re getting ready for publicity or magazine ad shoots if you want to get the most out of it. Choose the photographer you feel most at ease working with after speaking with a few specialized professional photographers and viewing their portfolios to see their work. With them, go over the shoot and find out the price, the shooting location, and your rights to use the photos for both personal and professional purposes. Then, reserve a date for your shoot for two to three months from now, and start getting ready for your very first professional bikini photo shoot!
You now begin utilizing your bikini photos as motivation for your workouts. You are aware of the exact date and location of your shoot, and you have a firm goal date. By that time, you already have a clear idea of the shape and appearance you want to have in a bikini. So take a few quick pictures of your front and back shape to decide what changes you want to see over the next 8 to 12 weeks. To achieve that goal, make a plan for your nutrition and create new workouts.
Put your goals for the time period in writing. Determine your workout schedule for the following month so that by the end of the first month, you will have reached 40% of your goal. How can your diet help you achieve those goals and support those workouts? Your goal should be to complete 40 to 50 percent of the journey in the first month because progress tends to stall as time goes on.
It’s only necessary to start practicing your bikini posing in the final 6 to 8 weeks before the photo shoot once your workouts and nutrition are on track and improving. You can practice in front of a full-length mirror, but for best results, turn your camera or phone to automatic and strike as many poses as you can imagine, from prim and proper to as bare as you dare. Keep in mind that no one will see these photos unless you decide to share them. After that, look through the images as impartially as you can, selecting the poses that you like the best and noting any additional preparations required to achieve the desired look.
Your diet and nutrition should be adjusted to your goals, and you should keep posing until it comes naturally. A professional bikini photographer will be able to direct you throughout your shoot, so don’t worry if your posing isn’t particularly imaginative.
The best part is that you’ll be in the best shape you’ve ever been in, capture that in photos that can last a lifetime, and be prepared to move on to bigger and better goals with the confidence this entire experience has given you. All because you kept yourself on track with your fitness goals and way of life by using bikini photography to inspire your workouts. The attention you receive at the beach the following summer won’t do any harm to your ego either, right?