My photo editing process | South Florida Family Photographer

As much as I wish I could just upload my photos and send them off to my client, some photos need a little extra TLC and my goal is to present an awesome final set of images that my client can print and enjoy. (Also: Please print your photos!)

I use Adobe Lightroom for quick edits, color enhancements and exporting. I also use Adobe Photoshop for a little more heavy duty editing such as extending backgrounds, taking out distracting objects, maybe swapping a head or two (LOL) etc.

Although I do edit every single photo for my client, I try not to make anything or anyone look unnatural or not themselves. The most I do to edit a person is remove any unwanted blemishes brighten up the eyes etc. I believe every individual is beautiful and its my job to show the that beauty through my work.

Here are some before and afters of some of my client images. Enjoy!

I extended the floor drop that I used for this image because it was a little too short to fit into the image.  This baby was a dream! She slept through it all.

I extended the floor drop that I used for this image because it was a little too short to fit into the image.

This baby was a dream! She slept through it all.

For this pose, I never leave baby without a helping hand from mom or dad. It’s a safety precaution and I have no problem editing their hand out in post.

For this pose, I never leave baby without a helping hand from mom or dad. It’s a safety precaution and I have no problem editing their hand out in post.

Here baby is on my bean bag connected to a backdrop stand. I try to shoot a littler wider to add more space to the photo and this usually means I will catch the sides of the backdrop. I use photoshop to fill in those gaps and then clean baby’s skin a little bit.

Here baby is on my bean bag connected to a backdrop stand. I try to shoot a littler wider to add more space to the photo and this usually means I will catch the sides of the backdrop. I use photoshop to fill in those gaps and then clean baby’s skin a little bit.

I always try to get rid of objects that may distract from the family in the photo. So I edit out any eye sores or unnatural objects.

I always try to get rid of objects that may distract from the family in the photo. So I edit out any eye sores or unnatural objects.

This image had not so nice color straight out of the camera and that little sign in background was also distracting.

This image had not so nice color straight out of the camera and that little sign in background was also distracting.

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This is the final image that pops with color enhancements and I got that unsightly sign out of there!

What I bring to my newborn photo sessions - South Florida Newborn Photographer

Photographing newborns is probably my favorite type of photography that I do. I absolutely love being able to capture a tiny human’s first weeks of life. And of course, I get to hold those sweet babies!

I also truly enjoy serving my client and being able to provide this service in the comfort of their home.

This is what I bring to my newborn photo sessions which is basically everything!

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Hats! Bonnets! Outfits! Oh my!

The photo on the left are all my swaddle wraps. This is what I use to bundle your baby up all snug and warm. The top and bottom photos are layer pieces made from hand-spun wool and lace. They bring beautiful texture and color to your images and babies love how soft they are!

The photo on the left are all my swaddle wraps. This is what I use to bundle your baby up all snug and warm. The top and bottom photos are layer pieces made from hand-spun wool and lace. They bring beautiful texture and color to your images and babies love how soft they are!

Props! but not overkill. I keep it simple with a cute bed and a couple of buckets. After all, your perfect baby is the star of the image!

Props! but not overkill. I keep it simple with a cute bed and a couple of buckets. After all, your perfect baby is the star of the image!

Posing blankets that I use on my bean bag. Made of super soft cotton. The next image will show you where I place them!

Posing blankets that I use on my bean bag. Made of super soft cotton. The next image will show you where I place them!

Speaking of bean bag! This is my posing station. I bring this bean bag along with the backdrop stand and build it right in your living room. It only takes a couple minutes and I usually employ a super cute older sibling to “help” assemble it. They love it!

Speaking of bean bag! This is my posing station. I bring this bean bag along with the backdrop stand and build it right in your living room. It only takes a couple minutes and I usually employ a super cute older sibling to “help” assemble it. They love it!

Lighting! If there isn’t enough good light in your home I am prepared to create it. I also bring a heater (bottom photo) to keep the space warm for baby. It’s a great tool to keep my babies warm and verry sleepy. A cold newborn is an unsettled and unhappy newborn which will result in images of crying babies, which in my opinion is still super adorable but that’s just me!

Lighting! If there isn’t enough good light in your home I am prepared to create it. I also bring a heater (bottom photo) to keep the space warm for baby. It’s a great tool to keep my babies warm and verry sleepy. A cold newborn is an unsettled and unhappy newborn which will result in images of crying babies, which in my opinion is still super adorable but that’s just me!

That’s it folks! I am fully equipped with everything we need to make your session awesome. I also bring my best asset, ENDLESS PATIENCE. I am very calm and zen and I always make sure my clients are comfortable and don’t feel pressured for time or anything! Your baby will need to eat and get a diaper change at some point during the session and there will always be time for that.

I hope this was helpful if you were curious as to what an on location photographer usually brings to an in home photo session.

Baby Claire Newborn Photography Session at Home Plantation, FL

I really enjoy in home newborn sessions. They are intimate and calm. I also love being able photograph families in their own space, it s a way to showcase their personality and in this couple’s case, their awesome decorating skills. Baby Claire is happiest in her mama’s arms and did not like being unwrapped from the little cocoon-like wrap I had her in. Since she was awake for a time, I took advantage and got some images of her awake. She has beautiful little eyes!

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