May is skin cancer detection and prevention month. I am VERY anti-tanning (hence my very pale skin tone), but I do love that glow of a tan in boudoir photos. Because of this, I am a HUGE fan of spray tan for your St. Louis boudoir photography session. This makes me different than a lot of boudoir photogs, but I love that glow of a tan in photos.
St. Louis, MO’s “Just Fakin’ Tans” Spray Tan Company
I met Missy of Just Fakin’ Tans a few weeks ago. She is a Certified Master Spray Tan Artist in Columbia, IL (just outside of STL). Missy has trained with some of the best in the industry, spent lots of time learning the craft, and is AMAZING at what she does, plus her personality is the sweetest!
The thing I love about her spray tans over Mystic Tan, which I have previously recommended, is that she can contour your body. She can define your abs, your leg muscles and whatever else may need contoured to help you look your best in photos. I’m already going to help you out with lighting/shadows/retouching, but this gives you an even bigger boost for your photos!
What does she offer?
She has several different options, but my favorite is the rapid airbrush tan because you can wash it off in 4 hours or so. The mini contouris included in this one, as well. She also has the regular airbrush spray tan, a full body contour, AND hosts parties so you can make it a girls day! If you are a fitness competitor, be sure to look her up for your competitions as she is specially trained for that type of thing!
Everyone has a different skin type and tone, so Just Fakin Tans offers individualized light, medium, or dark tans to match any skin tone/type.
Prepping for your Spray Tan
Here are some tips to prep for your airbrush tan.
- Book your spray tan TWO days prior to your boudoir session.
- Shower the morning of or the night before your spray tan with little to no product on skin.
- Exfoliate the day before using an oil-free scrub.
- Shave the day before.
- Come to your appointment with bare skin (i.e: no lotions, oils, deodorant, perfumes, etc.)
- Bring loose, dark clothing for after your spray tan is complete.
How to Book your Spray Tan
I know you are all wondering how to book your spray tan! Visit her website at justfakintans.com OR here is the direct link to book. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Just Fakin’ Tans on Instagram and Facebook, too!
Tracy Lynn is a boudoir photographer for brides-to-be in the St. Louis area, and a mentor + coach for photographers looking to level up their businesses with better systems and processes.