FAQ – Do You Edit Your Photos?
Over the last 8 years I have started collecting a list of FAQ’s from my couples. I love when my couples come to our consultations with a list of questions! Honestly, I do. It means they have put time and effort into understanding the importance of wedding photography and professional photography! And every year is a little bit different, sometimes the focus of their questions is about timelines, sometimes it about equipment, other times it’s about my editing process.
There are tons of different editing styles out there. Some edits are more obvious than others and there is no right or wrong way to edit when done by a professional. My editing style is very much natural in that I don’t do too much editing to my images unless I feel it will enhance the image, for example, taking a stain out of a lapel or a bug off of a flower in the bouquet photo or maybe to brighten the image and my couples “pop” out of the image. I also like my images to be emotionally driven, in a fun and happy way that is expressed through my couples faces and not in the filters I use or edits I’ve done.
I strive for images that are romantic, modern and authentic to my couples. I want my couples to see how beautiful, happy and in love they are before they see any edits to the image.
I work with natural light because I have never found artificial lighting to be flattering. But yet there are photographers out there that are wizards when it comes to using flash! But if you are working with me, I will tend to keep my flash packed in my gear case, only allowing it to make an appearance at the reception and during the dancing portion of your day.
So when asked about my editing process, it’s simple, because I want you to see you. Here are some before and after edits for you to get a better look at what I change when I edit.
The before photo is on the left (FRESH out of the camera) and the edit is on the right (little adjustments to make the image pop!)
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