Keep Your Cool During Outdoor Summer Photography

family-photo-beachSummer is the perfect time for outdoor photography. The blue skies and radiant sunshine allow you to capture gorgeous photographs; however, there is one down side to outdoor summer photography: the heat. But if you prepare and plan accordingly, the heat doesn’t have to ruin your photo shoot.

How to Stay Cool During Outdoor Summer Photography

Want to know what you can do to stay cool during you summer photo shoot? Read on…

Dress Accordingly

If you are planning an outdoor photo shoot, it is best not to wear heavy pants and long sleeves. Opt for light, airy materials. Silk, cotton organdy, chiffon, and linen are all fabrics that breathe, which will help keep you cool while you pose outside. Darker colors attract the sun, so stick with lighter hues. Luckily lighter colors and fabrics are the fashion during summer, so you will look brilliant as you pose under the afternoon sun.

Stay Hydrated

The number one tip for staying cool is water, water, and more water. Start drinking before the photo shoot and continue drinking the whole time you are shooting. The last thing you want is to get dehydrated halfway through. Drinking cool water or a low-in-sugar sports drink is your number one defense against sweat and dehydration.

Another pro tip is to put cold bottles of water or ice packs on your pulse points. Keep them there for a minute or two to lower your body temperature.

Be Smart with Your Make Up 

Ladies, I know you want to look your best, but don’t cover your face in liquid foundation before spending an hour or so standing under the sun. Powder make up tends to withstand sweat and heat much better. If you want to go all out, consider having you make up airbrushed by a professional. Airbrush make up is sweat proof, water proof, and long lasting, so you won’t have to worry about wiping it off half way through the day. 

Speaking of, it is handy to have a handkerchief during your photo shoot so that you can keep the sweat at bay. 

Pick Your Time and Location Carefully

If you are going to shoot at 1pm on the beach, that’s fine, but be ready to sweat. One way to avoid looking sweaty and over-heated in your photographs is to shoot earlier in the day. The soft light of early morning creates beautiful photographs, but it is ideal for outdoor summer photography. It is also a good idea to pick a location near the shade. While you wont necessarily want to shoot in the shade, you can take breaks to cool off between photos.

Use Kiss Photography for Gorgeous Summer Photographs

While you worry about what to wear and how to keep the sweat at bay, let me worry about taking stunning photographs of you. Contact me today and we will pick a place and a time that is ideal for outdoor summer photography. Then, I will capture beautiful photographs that you will treasure forever.

Talk soon,
Margherita :)

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