Post # 1
We are scheduled to have an anniversary shoot in a month. My acne has flared up pretty badly over the last few months. I have no hopes of having clear skin by the shoot as I have many brown marks left behind but I am hoping to at least not have any huge bumps at the time of the shoot. My skin was clear for our wedding but since we are TTC I have had to stop using all the topical treatments that kept my acne prone skin clear.
Did anyone have acne for their e-shoot? Were there any techniques your photog used to minimize it?
Post # 3
Your photographer should be able to edit/photoshop out any visible blemishes. I’d also recommend getting a medium/full coverage foundation just to help out.
Post # 4
I may have some hyperpigmentation from acne at my e-shoot; I plan to just use some makeup to cover it up.
Your photographer will most likely photoshop out what he/she can after the shoot.
Post # 5
@NJmeetsBX: Get a good color correcting primer for under your makeup. Smashbox makes some nice ones.
Post # 6
Thanks bees. I plan to have my makeup professionally done so I hope that will cover the marks but I am most worried about having active huge pimples because those can’t be covered up.
Should I tell my photographer ahead of time this is a concern of mine?
Post # 7
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
The right make-up will forgive a lot of imperfections. It may be worth it to get your make-up profgessionally done for the photo shoot.
Post # 8
Having your makeup professionally done with work wonders! And photo shop is a lifesaver!
Post # 9
@NJmeetsBX: If you’re getting your make up professionally done, you’ll be surprised how much that really hides. I was when I had mine done for an engagement session.
As a photographer, I will also say that retouching acne is one of the easiest things to do in photoshop! Just ask your photog to do it for you, and they likely will. I do it automatically to my photos if I find it distracting.
Post # 10
Yes tell your photographer about it so they are aware and the polite thing would be to ask if there may be an extra editing charge to do that or if it’s included. When I know clients are worried about skin issues I will slightly over expose the skin when shooting to take care of some of it and edit the rest. Be careful not to overdo it on makeup – too much makeup can actually make editing the acne a bit harder.
Post # 11
Blemishes are really easy to clone out using photoshop. Just ask your photographer about it – they may or may not charge extra depending on your package.