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6 Spray Tanning Tips from The Tan Kitty

I hear my high school senior girls request to “make [them] look more tan” constantly when we schedule photography sessions around late winter/ early spring. Before, I always suggested they don’t get a spray tan, as the places I had experienced from myself and clients never looked quite natural. (Insider tip: if it doesn’t look 100% natural in real life, it will magnify in camera!)

Well, after moving out the to Lake Travis High School area I had an event, so accordingly I needed to make these legs that sit in a “photography dark room” all day a little less pasty. After much research I found The Tan Kitty who was also new to the Lakeway / Bee Cave area. She pretty much 100% erased any negative thoughts I was having about spray tanning, so I thought a blog post inviting her along was a must!  Without further adieu, I want to welcome ….

Hey everyone! I am Jessica from The Tan Kitty.  I am SO glad that Stephanie found me, she is such a sweetheart. Since I was new to the area I was looking for THE IT photographer for my family and Stephanie and I were a match made in heaven – her work is exactly what I was looking for.  Here is a little snap from our last session. We did a “mommy and me” candy session with my two boys. This right here, this is us!

Any who, enough showing off my dinosaur loving cuties, here are a few tips to prep you for your next spay tan session and a few on how to make that glow last as long as possible.

XO

 

BEFORE YOUR TAN

1. To get the maximum benefits of your spray tan, you will need to exfoliate your skin with a loofah, bath poof or scrub. This removes all of the dead skin so your spray tan is going onto a fresh, clean layer of skin.

2. DO NOT PUT ON ANY LOTION, PERFUME, MAKE-UP, DEODORANT, ETC, on before your spray tan. Anything on your skin will keep the solution from absorbing evenly.

3. Be sure to wear loose fitting clothing to your appointment. The less rubbing on the spray tan, the better it will set and last. The looser the clothes, the better.

AFTER YOUR TAN

4. Absolutely no exfoliating procedures should be done during the time in which you wish to keep your tan. I suggest shaving with coconut oil or hair conditioner to help extend life of your spray tan.

5. To increase the life of your spray tan, it is recommended to keep your skin moisturized with a good moisturizing lotion twice a day. I recommend Hempz products.

6. Days after your tan or when your tan starts to fade, keep in mind that some areas rub more than others, you may experience light blotchyness. Easily exfoliate those areas to keep your tan looking fresh.

With proper care your tan will last you up to 7-10 days. You may spray again when you are ready. If you still have spray tan on, you will need to exfoliate it all off and start fresh.

Remember, spray, don’t lay. 😉

Click here to easy book your Tan Kitty Spray Tan Appointment now.

 

Welcome Baby Clara Rose

On August 11th around 2pm I took one last pregnancy progression portrait.

At 9:30pm that same day my water broke and we were on our way to the hospital. Just a few short hours later we got to meet our new bundle of joy. We may not be full of sleep so much, but we are defiantly so so full of love with this new family addition. Everyone, meet Clara Rose.

Stephanie Anne is having a baby!

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After several years of trying with a few heartbreaks in-between, Lee and I are SO excited to announce we have a baby girl on the way, coming August 17th!

After we found out the gender we wanted a fun way to reveal it to our parents. A few ideas and hurdles later, we landed on sending our moms these beauts a few days after Valentine’s Day! (We have known her middle name would be Rose since before she existed as it runs on both sides of our family.)

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As far as my pregnancy so far, week 5-11 was full of me being completely brain dead or completely exhausted. If I needed food I was extremely nauseated, but then I got extremely nauseated a lot, so eating was my cure- which ends up being a bad start to the waist line, especially when you can barely get your work done, let alone workout.  On the other hand I am very thankful I never got sick enough to have to toss my cookies. After week 11 everything took a turn for the better. I still had those symptoms occasionally, but at least it wasn’t all day everyday. Just this past week (week 13-14) I have started gaining some real energy and have been able to be a real human again! 😉

Anywho, now time for the progress photo, which may partly be ice cream. 😉

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As I was too tired to do anything extra before week 14, this is my first official progress photo, but I do have a week 3 photo for comparison.

(Side note: Last year my workout goal was to be able to do a handstand by the end of the year. Although I had a few setbacks like knee surgery and such, I think I did pretty well. After I found out I was pregnant, I did some internet research about inversions while pregnant and decided it was best to stop the practice. After finally talking with my doctor, I wish I never stopped. If you are a fit soon to be mommy, don’t read anything on the internet because it’s all old information – just keep doing what you do unless it feels off!)

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Happy Holidays from Stephanie Anne Studios’ family!

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Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

Luna is now 5 months old and 24 LBS.  Zoe is 4 months old at 19 LBS. I only wish they would stay this size forever. 😉

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With love,

Stephanie, Lee, Luna (Weimaraner) & Zoe (Whippet)

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