Editing. If I’m being honest, it is every photographer’s least favorite task. I can spend hours on a photo shoot and never feel tired. But after editing just a few photos, I am mentally wiped out.
Nevertheless, it is an essential component of a photographer’s work. Editing styles varying widely from photographer to photographer. Right now, the “bright and airy” look is all the rage But maybe a photographer you’ve worked with in the past has a distinctly different editing style - such as vintage-y or dark and gritty or low-contrast and cool tones. There is no right or wrong when editing, its all about the artistic vision. But to really love your photos, you need to find a photographer who’s editing style matches with your style preferences.
Personally, I don’t like to fiddle around with making people or locations look like something their not. I like to enhance the natural beauty of the subject and use my artistic eye to create great locations. My style of editing usually includes the following:
Clean, rich colors
Realistic skin tone and texture
Normal teeth (overly whitened teeth are a dead-give away for a retouched photo)
Fixing of flyaway hairs
Eliminating distracting elements (like trash on the street, lint on a shirt, etc)
Basically, I want you to look like the best version of yourself! Yes, I fix pimples, Yes, I whiten teeth (just a little bit and only if necessary). Yes, I’ll edit out that frizzy hair.
When you get your senior pictures back, you should look at them and say “Dang, I look fabulous!”
Here is a before and after to show you what you can expect from Spellman Photography editing.
A light touch with an eye for detail goes a long way! I hope this gives you a great understanding of what to expect when you work with Spellman Photography.
If you are looking to book a photographer for your senior’s photo session, please contact me to chat more!