We receive a lot of questions regarding how we retouch our clients’ images. As mentioned before, we can erase cellulite and fix tan lines. Double chins and bellies can be diminished. However, our retouching mantra is to get it right in camera with good hair, makeup, lighting and posing. Clients are often surprised how good they look in camera before any retouching even occurs.
So what does a photo look like straight out of the camera?
Now here I am color-corrected. In other words, my hair and skin matches what you see in real life.
Next, I erase any funky textural issues, my red splotches and neck wrinkles. (I left my smile lines in because I’m fine with those.)
Voila, much better.
Those bags under my eyes due to restless nights taking care of my newborn babies?
And what about my clothing wrinkles?
Poof. They’re outta here. Well, sorta…I could do some more work on them, but you get the point. 🙂
So that is my quick retouching edit to show you the work that goes into our clients’ photos before they see them. Hair flyaways are also erased, but my hair wasn’t too unruly in this pic. Good retouching is subtle, in our opinion. We stay away from turning skin into plastic.
Lastly, we add a little extra spice to the photo, which bumps up contrast and color.
Here’s a before and after of the photo. The left is straight out of camera and the right is after retouching.
Want to book a session, but have retouching questions? Email us at [email protected] or call us (773) 273-9063. We’d love to hear from you.