Summer is here and it’s time to soak up the sun! But before you lay out for hours on end, let’s discuss TAN LINES and your boudoir session!

“But you can just Photoshop them out, right?” It’s actually not that simple.

woman laying on blue chaise in boudoir pose

Depending on where your tan lines are, your wardrobe choices, your skin tone, lighting, shadows, and about fifty other factors, photoshopping out tan lines can be a super difficult and time intensive task that could add fees to your final portrait order.

If you have a summer session coming up or thinking of booking for the summer, here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to tan lines:

1. We always think of our clothing or bathing suit straps when we hear the words “tan lines,” but consider non-clothing items as well like strappy shoes, watches, and even sunglasses that can leave tan lines behind. Try not to wear these items a full month before your session to avoid differing skin tones.

2. For 2-3 weeks before your upcoming session, notice if you have any current tan lines and either tan them out or stay out of the sun completely. This will help mellow out the contrast of your tan lines and hopefully work toward a similar skin tone.

3. If it’s too late and your session is just around the corner, there’s a few things you can do to help minimize the attention of your tan lines. First, look at your outfits and see if the tanlines match up to what your lingerie. Second, you can choose your wardrobe that doesn’t show your tan lines. Maybe you want to go with a fuller cheeky bum instead of a string thong or a bodysuit instead of a 2 piece.

We want you to have to best images possible so keep applying the sunscreen and think about our session before heading out doors.

For more info and FAQ’s about your boudoir session, download our Dream Shoot Planner here and get prepared to have the best boudoir experience.

P.S. Curious what you can expect from a photo shoot with Lux Boudoir? Download our complimentary Dream Photoshoot Planner instantly by clicking HERE

If you would like to find out more information about booking your boudoir shoot, you can simply email us at or text 778-743-4773

June 26, 2023

3 tips to avoid tan lines in your boudoir images

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