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Is it better to be a little tanner than usual for photographs? Trying to decide how far in advance to do my spray tan. Should I go for a little tanner or more natural?

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    jennuinnejennuinne member
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    edited December 2011
    I vote for tanner.  But, not crazy, fake orange.
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    melissa82melissa82 member
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    edited December 2011
    Aim for Jersey Shore-esque. =p

    I think it depends on your skin color/tone and what you normally look like. I like to be a little tanner, but some people who are paper pale would look silly, especially if every other day of their lives they were and will be pale.
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    edited December 2011
    hahahaha, i love it melissa!

    i agree with pp, tanner than usual but not orange..
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    mgoss228mgoss228 member
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    edited December 2011
    As a super pale person myself, you can stay your normal shade as long as your complexion is okay.  Being pale is not a crime!  But if you are breaking out or whatever, some bronzer or tanning would be good in moderation.

    But if you are someone who tans semi-regularly, you might as well tan before your epics since you want to look and feel your best!
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    edited December 2011
    I'm super pale too. And I am going to get a slight tan for our wedding. I know a slight glow shows up better in pictures than Casper. And it's easier to do post production if the subject isn't super pale. Because otherwise it's too much white with the dress and the pictures get blown.

    I'm thinking about 7-10 days out. My friend is an esthetician and she is going to airbrush on my tan so we can control the shade pretty easily.
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    edited December 2011
    As Melissa stated, depends on your skin tone.  IMO, when it comes to spray tan or fake 'n' bake, less is more.  Better to be a little less tanned looking than you were aiming for than more - at least then it looks more natural.
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