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  • Writer's pictureCandy Brasfield

To Tan or Not To Tan?

We get asked a lot of questions regarding prepping for your Boudoir Sessions, and one we want to explain specifically is whether to spray tan or not to spray tan. For us, the answer is simple and it may actually surprise you: The answer is absolutely NOT! The reason? We have really nice lighting in the studio, and a fake tan can tend to make your skin look very orange. No one wants that! Even the best of the best spray tans or tanning lotions can cause some wacky skin tones in the camera, and can also make it very difficult to match the makeup to your skin tone. Unless you want to run the risk of looking like a cast member of Willy Wonka, we say skip the fake tans. Regular tanning in a tanning bed is OK as long as you tan in the nude to avoid tan lines, AND skip any of the accelerator lotions that contain bronzers. We have also had issues in the past where women who get spray tans too close to their session end up staining our furniture and sheets, and of course those stains don’t come out! If you are truly terrified about looking like Casper in your images, we promise to give you a nice natural glow. We would rather add a little 'warmth' to your images with our tried and true methods than potentially have to reschedule your session because your skin tone was off. We get it - you want to look like a bronzed beauty for your shoot, but in reality, your pasty skin will look much more natural and beautiful without the fake tan! You can trust us on this one.

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