So....for this shoot she did get a spray tan 2 or 3 days before the shoot. Her make-up and hair were done by "The Key to Glam" in Jacksonville, Florida. It was around 45 degrees when we shot this. She does not wear contacts. And yes she always puts her wardrobe together. Usually I will send her some ideas, and she will do the rest.
The sun is still the light source when you use deflector. When the foreground is too dark and background is too bright, deflector help bring the foreground light closer to the background. You still have the shadow, just not hard shadow. The sun is still the main light source so the color still matches with the background color.
I agree with you on angling correctly. That should bring out Karoline's beautiful curves.
anyway, just trying to chip in what I learned. I'll shut up now. And sorry for my huge crush on Karoline.