Prep Tips

One of the most important things you can do to prep for your upcoming boudoir session is to be mindful of tan lines. Especially if you have a session booked in the summer months. While I want you to enjoy all the sunshine the summer has to offer, there are certain things to be aware of prior to your session.

I do not remove tan lines

Tan lines are nearly impossible to remove and require expert retouching. Luckily, I find tan lines to be pretty sexy and so do most of my KB Babes. My editing technique delicately blends skin but doesn’t full eliminate tan lines. For that reason, you should start to prep your skin prior to your session by being mindful of what you’re wearing in the sun. Strapless tops should be your new best friend.

An intense sunburn prior to your shoot might require a reschedule

Looking at your calendar prior to booking your session is always a good idea. I always tell potential babes to be aware of their cycle or any events they have coming up but you also want to avoid booking after a vacation. If a Caribbean vacation is on the agenda, avoiding booking your session directly after. And if it cannot be avoiding, be mindful of sun exposure. An intense burn will require a schedule and I can’t guarantee a date will be available within the next 6 months.

Spray tans are a big no in my book

I ask my KB Babes to avoid spray tanning. Sometimes, I get push back on that, which brings me to my next point…

spray at your own risk

I have seen some really fabulous spray tans, but I have seen some truly horrific ones. Just like tan lines, I do not remove spray tan blotches or streaks. If you are someone who is a seasoned spray tanner or uses your own formula which is mistake proof, I will allow it. As long as you know the risks. Hence my motto, spray at your own risk.

If all else fails, retouching at an extra fee is an option

Now, before you stress yourself out, just know I have a fabulous retoucher who is skilled in the fine art of uneven skin. Additional retouching is an extra fee but available as an option if needed. I have taken advantage of this option in extreme cases but it adds time and an extra expense to your experience, which is never fun.

To sum it all up…

Prep accordingly for your session. Be sure to try to avoid tan lines as you lead up to your shoot and never spray tan without discussing it ahead of time.


  1. […] -Avoid the sun if possible and start to even out any tan lines you may have. DO NOT spray tan. Artificial tans do not translate well in-camera and any imperfections are nearly impossible to edit out. Read more about my tanning policy and recommendations https://kbboudoir.com/2022/07/01/lets-talk-about-tan-lines/ […]

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