Photo by Kris Janovitz
Originally Posted On: https://www.krisjanovitz.com/blog/atlanta-photographer-over-50-amp-fabulous-how-a-photo-shoot-can-give-us-our-groove-back
IF YOU’RE OVER 50 AND ARE FEELING LESS THAN FABULOUS, WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT REMEDY! HERE’S WHY A PHOTO SHOOT COULD BE THE BEST THING YOU DO IN 2020!
We’ve reached a point with self-care routines where age affects us far less than it has in the past. In fact, some celebrities look just as stunning in their 40s, 50s and beyond as they did during their 20s.
Many people, though, find that they don’t feel quite as beautiful after they pass 50. Their skin doesn’t have the same tightness, and there may be a stray wrinkle here and there. I swear the day after my 50th birthday, the skin on my legs was like, “Um, we’re done being wrapped tightly… gonna loosen up a bit, thanks.”
Fortunately, a professional photoshoot is often all it takes for women over 50 to feel like she can take on the world. Or at least take on changing your profile photo and ride the wave of compliments that will surely pour in.
Not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Let’s take a look at everything you need to know.
How Can a Photoshoot Help?
Reminding yourself that you’re still beautiful in your 50s and beyond is crucial for many women, but it’s a practice that’s often overlooked. It may sound deceptively simple at first, but organizing a professional photoshoot that’s centered around you could be the remedy that you’re searching for.
Let’s explore a few of the benefits it offers.
YOU’LL DRESS YOUR BEST
Let’s face it, we’ve been stuck at home and most of us have barely put on pants that have a button and zipper. Unless you work at a company that requires you to dress formally or you frequently attend social events that require formal attire, you most likely don’t wear your favorite dress as often as you’d like to.
Wearing your swanky clothes has been proven to provide a psychological benefit. Even if you aren’t out on the town for the evening, there’s something about dressing your best that makes us feel more confident and beautiful.
A professional photoshoot will allow you to choose your favorite outfit (or a handful of outfits) and give you a reason to wear them. After months of isolation, this will definitely be a welcome occurrence after wearing sweatpants and pjs day after day.
YOU’LL SEE YOURSELF IN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING
It can be easy to fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with celebrities. Jennifer Aniston, for example, is a seemingly-ageless woman who’s looking breathtaking in her 50s.
What many people forget, though, is that celebrities are often filmed and photographed in more or less ‘perfect’ conditions. Makeup, lighting, posing, etc. all play a large role in how attractive a woman is perceived.
Additionally, there’s often a lot of post-production work done on professional photos. While many only incorporate touch ups and minor lighting fixes, some studios do things like reducing the size of a woman’s waist, contouring her facial features, etc.
So, looking at the end result and then looking in the mirror can often be disheartening, to say the least.
But, a photoshoot will allow you to see yourself under the same professional conditions. You’ll likely be astounded how much lighting, high-quality cameras, and post-production make a difference in your appearance.
YOU’LL HAVE NEW PROFILE PHOTOS
You don’t have to keep your photos in a picture frame or on a hard drive. Sharing them on social media can be a great way to remind yourself of the beauty you have (and perhaps even inspire others in the process)!
These photos (headshots, in particular and also photos from my “50 Over 50 Project”) are great additions to any professional networking site or online portfolio. A freelance graphic designer, for example, will be able to update their official photo to a high-quality, current picture that better represents their brand.
At the very least, you’ll be able to update your friends and family on social media platforms on how your life’s been going lately. There’s nothing wrong with showing off every once in a while!
IT SERVES AS AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE
Making it to your 50s is a milestone worth celebrating! Looking beautiful in your 50s (and beyond) is worth celebrating even more, as it displays the high level of self-care you’ve taken in order to preserve your looks.
Additionally, people often like to look back at certain points in their lives through photographs. High school prom pictures, wedding photos, etc. are common ways that women reminisce on their younger days.
A photoshoot after 50 is no different and will serve as a perfect addition to your photo collection.
If you want, you could even include your spouse, children, or friends in your photoshoot to better commemorate the occasion. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll look back fondly on the experience.
Feeling Beautiful Over 50 Sometimes Seems Difficult
This s#*t takes a lot more work than it used to!
With the above information about how photoshoots can help women over 50 in mind, you’ll be well on your way to regaining your lost confidence and moving forward stronger than ever before.