Something that I am frequently asked is if I retouch/edit/airbrush photos. My answer is a big fat "Yes!" But let me be clear: I don't do plastic surgery! Lol. And if you forgot to iron your shirt before your session or wedding, I can't "iron" it for you via photoshop. But, yes, I retouch my photos!
I love to keep things a natural as possible while editing, so I try to keep my editing style simple and clean. I brighten, make colors "pop", and so on. But, sometimes it's not enough. Maybe your son cut his lip a couple days before the session. Maybe your skin isn't as flawless as you hoped it would be on your wedding day. I get it. I've been there myself. In fact, I took own children's photos just this past weekend and my beautiful red-headed daughter had an enormous GREEN bruise right between the eyes. A week before I photographed the kids, she was giving "Big Fox" (our 4 ft stuffed animal fox) a piggy back ride through the house, when he slouched over her face and eyes and she ran into her little brother's bed running at full speed. Oye. I'm so glad I learned how to use Photoshop, guys! Take a look at the before and after below, along with a couple of my favorite photos of her from this session. I can't wait to share the rest of the photos with you guys!