I haven’t done a before and after in a while, and in going through this session from October (Yes, October! I have a lot of catching up to do) – I decided to do a side by side.
The left image is without any edits or retouching (retouching indicates any touch-ups to skin). Which as you can see, I didn’t need to touch-up much on Jill. She’s practically flawless.
So what did I do?
I brightened the image overall, and added a touch of warmth
Added a slight vignette (shading around all sides)
And took out the distracting pole in the background. It just didn’t go with the scene, but was a part of the church and we couldn’t move it. No one brought their drill.
F2.8. 250 ISO. 1/320 seconds.
You remember Taylor’s Temecula senior session? Well, as you can see, this girl is flawless. The only thing I needed to do with her images was add a touch of light, warm up the overall image, and soften skin. I always do a minor skin softening to all of my images, even if you have flawless skin such as Taylor – it just adds a little something.
F2.8, 1/200, at ISO 250.
**Because I shoot in RAW, most of my editing is done there. I just do my refining edits in photoshop or lightroom, as needed. Therefore, I warmed Taylor up a bit in RAW, since I also shoot in AWB 99.9% of the time
Katie and Richard’s session offered some amazing light, and as you can see – some natural chemistry
I love these two
I warmed it up a bit and added a center highlight, turned up the vibrance, and completed the edit with a slight vignette. With this kind of light, I really didn’t need to do much at all.
F2.8, 1/100, ISO 100