How To Take The Best Before & After Pics


You'll need these to win our $2,000 Spring Slim Down GRAND PRIZE vacay!

It might seem super scary to wear tight clothes and take a full body pic of yourself before you start this challenge, but trust me. Seeing where you started will remind youWHYyou started. It will keep you going when you want to quit! And think about that moment when you get to see all your progress right there in front of you. There isnothingbetter than seeing the results of your hard work!

Not to mention, you'll want to have these photos for the end of Spring Slim Down because you'll need them to enter our grand prize giveaway! You and a friend could win a summer weekend vacay to Miami – worth $2,000! And I KNOW you'll want to show of all that hard work beachside in your bikini!

So yeah…you're gonna want to document that #transformation. The best way to do this is to take a "before" picture now, so you can get that hottie "after" pic at the end of this thing. These can be tricky…so here are my rules-of-thumb to snapping the transformation pics.

  1. Lighting is everything. Try and find natural light and angle your body toward it.
  2. Stand in front of a simple backgroundso you can really see your beautiful self! Selfies can totally work, but you can also recruit your bestie to help (or maybe try a DIY iPhone tripodif you're crafty like that…).
  3. Snap one from the front, one from the side, and one from the back. Work those angles, girl!
  4. Keep track of the details.When you take your "after" pic in a month, you'll want to be in the same lighting, with the same background, in the same outfit. That's the best way to really SEE the changes before your eyes!

See the diff between the two "before" pics below? (They're both me!) Lighting, clothes, and getting that smiling face in there make a big difference.

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