Progress Photos

I Thought I would whip up a quick post on how to take the perfect before and after photo!

I always say to my clients “ if we get this right “ this will be the last time you ever look like this. 

I was fat back in 2015 and I wish I had taken before & after photos… yes, I certainly did start snapping myself a few months in but by then I had already lost quite a lot of body fat and was starting to improve my physique. 

This is how you take a good progress photo 

Composition changes are always a 360 journey, a little bit of neck fat, arm fat, hip fat and belly fat bit by bitch inch by inch and so to understand how your body is changing we take 3 photos, front, side and back. Always choose the same side for consistency 

How you look in the mirror is significantly influenced by food, water, lighting, menstrual cycles and whether you’ve been to the loo or not so we always encourage.

It’s important to take your progress photos every 2 or 4 weeks and schedule it on the same day and roughly the same time – each month to maximise accuracy!

Here are my 5 tips to taking the perfect before and after photo! 


Nudes Nudes Nudes

To compare the changes, you’ll need to see the changes. So you’ll need to get nude for me darling, It’s impossible to do this if you’re wearing a baggy t-shirt or shorts. activewear/bikini’s for the gals and topless + short shorts for the lads is best. Your stomach area should be visible, as this is a great indicator of weight loss and/or muscle gain.

Wear the same clothes

Maybe you hate washing too and you can’t wear the same outfit every time, at least wear something similar when you take your picture. Make sure you wear clothes you would be happy for others to see, especially the back photo, sorry babe for g-strings today 

Use a plain wall

Make sure there is no clutter, patterns, bright colours or distracting objects in the background. Also, use the same spot for each time you take your progress shots.

No mirror selfies.

If you find this challenging, ask someone you feel comfortable with to take your photo or use a timer function. Also with Lighting make sure you use a consistent, preferably natural light so we can actually see you haha! 

 Stand Strong 

Stand up straight, with your shoulders back and down and arms relaxed at your sides. Recreate the same pose each time.

Good luck and let me know how you get on!

Lots of Love

Joshie
@JoshiePT
WeGym.co.uk