We get asked a lot of questions regarding prepping for your Boudoir Shoot, and one we want to explain specifically is whether to tan or not to tan. For us, the answer is simple and it may actually surprise you.
The answer is absolutely NOT!
The reason is that we have really nice lighting in the studio, and a fake tan can tend to make your skin look very orange, and no one wants that! Even the best of the best spray tans or tanning lotions can cause some wacky skin tones in the camera. Unless you want to run the risk of looking like a cast member of Willy Wonka, we say skip the fake tans. This goes for tanning beds too!
We have also had issues in the past where women who get spray tans too close to their session and end up staining our furniture and lingerie in the Client Wardrobe that we spend a lot of time and money on – 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.