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Did anyone get a spray tan before their BD photoshoot? Mine is on Tuesday and I'm debating whether I should get one or not since I'm so pasty!

 

I've never gotten a spray tan before but was thinking of going on Saturday. Do you think it's a good idea? I know that tanning is slimming but I don't want to look blotchy or orange in my pics!

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I think it depends on what kind you get - I got the one where you just stand in the machine, and it worked pretty good I only had a few spots where it was not perfect - it might be more obvious when you are naked/half naked though!

 

I haven't tried the one where a person sprays you - I think that one would definitely work perfectly.

 

Good Luck this is a great idea - I might do it myself for my BD

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I have heard that spray tanning doesn't come over well in photos. I even asked my BD photog this same question, and she said not to do it. I was thinking of doing it for my wedding day, but I don't want to risk it, though I am pretty pale. Plus, no matter what they say, it does rub off on stuff!

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I have had both the machine one and the one where the person sprays you by hand. I highly recommend doing the one where the person sprays you. They mix the color themselves so as to match you better, rather having the one-color-for-all with the machine (I think this is where you get orange). They also apply it better since they are able to get the "nooks and crannies" that would be missed with the machine, including the fact that they can apply it more evenly than the machine would. It's really not that expensive either. The place I go to charges $30 and they do a fantastic job!

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IMO I like the natural look for the BD photos. You'e going fully exposed so why not show off the real you. I did not tan for mine and I really like how my pale skin looks :)

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I don't know if I would recommend it before your pics since this would be your first time. You may hate it and then have to look like that in your bd pictures!

Plus if it rubs off or something......eh, you see where I'm going with this.

 

Have fun at your shoot, what a great experience!

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I did it before my shoot with the machine that sprays you. It wasn't bad it smelled and I couldn't wait to shower but it actually turned out pretty good. Here is a pic from mine I don't think you can tell I have a spray tan. I don't know if I would do it again only cause I prefer normal tanning I was just short on time and it worked!

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Originally Posted by lscilley View Post
I did it before my shoot with the machine that sprays you. It wasn't bad it smelled and I couldn't wait to shower but it actually turned out pretty good. Here is a pic from mine I don't think you can tell I have a spray tan. I don't know if I would do it again only cause I prefer normal tanning I was just short on time and it worked!
Click the image to open in full size.
Iscilley your tan does look very natural in the pic (great pic BTW!). I tend not to tan much though so I don't know how natural I would look.

I'm going to think about it more over the next day or so, I've had some bad experiences with self tanner in the past but I know that things are a lot more advanced now (and would most likely work better if I wasn't applying it myself). Thanks for all of your comments though, I'll let you know what I decide (and post pics if I do go the spray tan route!).

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