While boudoir sessions are beautiful, empowering, and definitely fun, there are usually a lot of questions beforehand, especially for first-timers. One of those questions: should I get a tan? The short answer – no, you shouldn’t. I’m sure you’re thinking you’re too pale or have tan lines that might show, but keep reading for just a few reasons why I recommend you hold off on the tanning for this particular session.
1. Embrace who you are.
I get it, you usually get a tan for special occasions, and you’re worried about how it’ll look in the photos if you don’t get one this time. Own it! Boudoir is all about empowering yourself and feeling good in your own skin, so start by not adding to your stress and your to-do list. I truly believe your photos will look beautiful with the skin you’re already in.
2. Tan doesn’t equal thin.
So many women grab a quick tan because they think it will make them look a little thinner. Of course, you want to look your best for these photos, but you don’t need a tan to accomplish that. You’ll be amazed at what the right posing can do for your physique, and I can assure you that I’m skilled enough to pose you perfectly.
3. Tan does equal orange.
I don’t care if you’ve been tanning forever and have it down to a science, tanning ultimately always looks orange in photos. It makes your photos incredibly more difficult to edit and causes your body to lose the natural highlight that is vital to this style of photography. You don’t want to take dreamy, sexy photos and then end up looking like an Oompa Loompa in the editing process.
4. Don’t fix the tan lines.
I know at this point you’re thinking you’ll just use some quick self-tanner to get rid of your tan lines. Please don’t. We all have them and I promise they will turn out just fine after a little touching up during editing. Self-tanner almost never works the way you anticipate and it definitely isn’t going to show up well in your photos.
Did I change your mind? Good! You’re going to love this experience and the end result, so don’t waste it away over-focusing on a little tan. You’re beautiful just as you are!