I always deliver your wedding photos with a classic processing since fashion and the taste varies even within Post-processing. A few years ago, all the wedding photos should be soft and light, last year it was modern with matte and muted colors. What about this year?
What I am trying to do is preserve my style. Warm colors, soft contrasts (without losing sharpness) and fine natural tones. Classic images that you will love as much in the future as today! Below you can see a picture how it looks before and after editing in Lightroom and Photoshop – and eventually retouched.
The first image to the left is how it looks in the camera. It is completely raw and only opened in Lightroom. Picture number two shows how it looks after I edited it in Photoshop. It was a bit too dark so I made it lighter. I have sharpened the eyes a bit, made them lighter and even lightened up a bit under the nose. I increased the contrast a bit to “pop the” image and so I put even a little darker edge (vignette) to “frame” the subject of the image. Finally, I have cut back a little on the yellow in the picture to get an accurate color tone of the hair. This is something I do with ALL your photos that I deliver from the wedding. Going through them, one by one.
The third picture shows how it looks after I made retouching in Photoshop & Portraiture. I do this mostly with close-ups, all the images to be enlarged to the wall and if there are other images you want a little more beautiful. I have removed the hair strand that disturbed to the left, lightened up under the eyes and evened out the skin on the face and neck and removed the red tone on the ear. Finally, I have increased the white in the picture further. Now this beautiful woman doesn’t need any retouching at all, but it is so you can see the difference! It’s great if you want to remove objects that do not belong in a wedding picture, for example a stain on the dress or a pimple on the chin.
After all color images are clear, I convert all your images to black and white. I go through them in the same way here, one by one so that they all match. As with color, so goes the fashion in black and white. Here you can see three different varieties! The first image has a “fashion” toning, the middle one is the gradient that I use most often for wedding pictures because it is a black and white toning which I think fits most pictures at a wedding. The last picture has a more vintage feel and I like that a lot! Especially the landscape portraits, you know, when the bride and groom are a small part of a landscape.
And if you wish, I can of course also give all your pictures a beautiful look with the help of various presets and filters in Lightroom and Photoshop CC. Here are six examples of the numerous presets that I use. My favorites are from Mastin Labs och BP4U. I also use various plugins from Topaz Labs