Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ashley and Trent

This couple was so cute! I was so excited when Ashley called me to do their wedding pictures! We had planned this date a few weeks back and with all the rain I was afraid it wasn't going to let up for the day to let us get pictures, but it did! When we got to our location it was super foggy and once we were almost there we see SNOW EVERYWHERE! I was excited, but wasn't sure if they were going to be what we were planning, but it turned out even better than I had planned! It was such a pretty morning and the snow made it fun! To make it even better I had the cutest couple to take pictures of! These two were so awesome! Thanks guys!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Just one more for tonight...

Couldn't resist one more of my little girl!
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New Pictures Coming!

I have lots of sessions that I haven't posted on here, so check back soon to see some cute new stuff!
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When I hire a professional photographer, am I only paying for their time taking pictures?

No!!! For every one hour spent taking pictures I usually take another 3-6 hours editing. here's a look at what I spend the majority of my time doing with your pictures:

Here's the original picture, straight out of camera:
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Here's after editing the eyes to add more drama, the colors and lighting and smoothing the skin:
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Here's taking that same picture and applying my custom sepia:
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Here's an example of what I could do with the same original and edit it with a program like picasa:
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Picasa's color edit.
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Picasa's sepia edit.

See the difference? The auto color in Picasa made the color one have way too much green, and you can't smooth the skin without smoothing everything, which would take sharp eyes and make them blurry. The sepia one has no contrast and looks really blah! I'm not saying there's not a place for programs like Picasa, because they can be great for editing your own pictures quickly, but they are definitely limited and you should expect much better if you hire someone to do your pictures. These are just an example of some of the touch-ups I do on pictures. This picture wasn't terrible to start with, but if she had scratches or dirt of something on her face- I could have easily taken those out, which is another thing I would do when editing pictures.

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