Before and After – Editing Process

This post will be a little more brief than most, focusing on before and after of the editing process. This should give a little insight into what I put into each and every photo. It’s also fun to share the different situations I run into as a photographer. Here we go =].


Point-and-shoot cameras are so advanced now that it’s not super hard to take a good quality photo. What a professional brings to the table is so much more. Being an artist is the closest you can get to being a wizard (and that’s very important to me =]). I love to keep my photos genuine and authentic, but sometimes you have to use a bit of magic. For the most part, I chose random before and after examples. Some sessions need more work than others. Other times, I barely have to touch anything. The truth is, some days I really love the editing side of photography.

First of all, I should say that I never alter anyone’s natural appearance. I believe in using photography to be real. Editing comes into play when something is distracting or to enhance already beautiful features. Mostly, I wanted to give you a chance to see behind the scenes.


before and after photo of girl in floppy hat and blanket walking in grassy field, moody senior pictures

before and after high school senior girl in front of red barn, red barn senior pictures

before and after of crompton collective wedding table with rustic table numbers, mismatched wedding chairs, crompton collective weddings, rustic long table wedding

The next one is one of those cases where things needed a little more work. Working with kids is so much fun, but unpredictable. Because of this, in order to get a good photo of everyone looking, you have to combine some good photos:

before and after wethersfield family photos, family photos wethersfield ct

It’s a little hard to tell because of the dark lighting in the first image, but the baby’s eyes are fully closed. So, I ended up taking swapping heads from a different photo so they were all looking.

I like sharing behind the scenes and a look into my process. Have any questions or comments? Leave it in the comments below and we can chat! =]

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