I get asked a lot of questions regarding prepping for your photography session, and one I want to explain specifically is whether to tan or not to tan. For me, the answer is simple and it may actually surprise you.
The answer is absolutely NOT
The reason is because I have specific lighting for my shoots, whether it be natural lighting or (flash) strobe, and a fake tan can tend to make your skin look very orange, and ain't nobody got time for dat.
Even the best of the best spray tans or tanning lotions can cause some wacky skin tones in camera. Unless you want to run the risk of looking like a cast member of Willy Wonka, I say skip the fake tans. This goes for tanning beds too.
I have also had issues in the past where women who get spray tans too close to their session and end up accidentally staining my wardrobe, my furniture I spend a lot of time and money on - and of course those stains don’t come out.
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