I’ve received a few messages lately asking about my editing process and how long it takes.
Actually, it doesn’t take long at all All of my clients receive fully retouched images, but the actual editing time takes about 1.5 – 3 minutes per photo. I’m sharing a before/after of pretty Mia, from her senior portrait session. She’s a natural beauty, and as you can see, there’s no crazy editing going on here.
Mia’s unedited photo is on the left; edited is on the right.
Quite honestly, the best editing you can do is to get it right in camera. Learning to master white balance, exposure, metering, posing and use of natural light does more for your images than any actions or editing can do. “Natural” doesn’t have to mean flat light or funky skin tones. With Mia’s senior portrait session in downtown Tucson, we made sure to use the gorgeous desert light to our advantage so that Mia’s natural beauty shines through!
Your senior portraits should be something MORE than what you get with your yearbook photo. Your senior portraits should be high quality, professional images that result in heirloom art on your walls!