There is so much to creating a piece of photographic art than just the studio session, and I usually find that the editing process afterwards takes far longer than taking the photos themselves. I want your photographs to be the most perfect version of your baby and you, and bringing out that perfection takes time in the editing studio.
Recently, one of my lovely clients asked to find out more about what happens when your studio session is over â€“ so I invited her to have a look behind the scenes, and observe what I do during the photo editing process, to turn the images Iâ€™ve taken into pieces of timeless art that you can keep on your walls for many years to come. It was great to share what I do with her, and she was kind enough to write a blog post for me about what she sawâ€¦
â€œI thought once the photos were taken, there wouldnâ€™t be much else for Abigail to do with them, beyond looking through them, and choosing the best ones. But when she asked me to join her for a peep into the editing process, I couldnâ€™t believe how much work, skill and artistic talent goes into it.
â€œAbout 150 images were taken during our session. Abigail started by reviewing all the duplicates, to find the very best shot of each pose. She gave all of the images a star rating â€“ based on whether all of the important elements were in focus, my baby’s expression, angle and position and the composition Â â€“ and whittled them down to 30 images that she took forward to the next stage of the process.
â€œThis is when the depth of Abigailâ€™s skill as an artist was revealed. She worked on each image to make it a perfect picture of my baby: she removed all of his little milk spots, the blotchy redness on his face and arms, and even the slight crustiness he had to one eye; she adjusted the background in some shots to give them the perfect balance; she smoothed over some little wrinkles in the blanket in one shot; and she even spotted a tiny piece of fluff from the blanket on his toe in another, and removed it!
â€œI couldnâ€™t believe the amount of time and effort it took to produce the beautiful, final images â€“ and they are perfect. Thank you for letting me observe you at work â€“ you are very talented!â€
Thank you to my client for such a lovely write-up; so much time and care goes into setting up the shots during your studio session, but also into refining and perfecting the final product. Here is an example of some images Iâ€™ve taken before the editing process, and after:
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