Here are a few before and after images.
As you can see, the SOOC images are not terrible (with the exception of a few lol), but with a little touching up in post production, the final images are MUCH better.
*Please note that all of the photos here are images produced using natural light & ONE external flash; No bulbs or off camera flashes were used*
These two images are favorites of mine from one of my couple's wedding back in May; as you can see, they (to include their adorable son) are all very photogenic and were pretty easy going in front of the camera
For both (above & below) images, I manipulated the exposure, sharpened, enhanced, and warmed them up using presets and brushes in Lightroom 5. For me, the SOOC images were too flat and almost boring. I love the final images and would be happy to deliver them to my client as such.
This image (below) was shot at a wedding in Charleston a few months ago. I loved the pose of these 4 beautiful gals, but I wasn't happy with the over all exposure and wanted to lighten, warm, and enhance the image.
(BELOW) Here's a great example of an Underexposed image & how a little post production editing in Lightroom can "fix" an image.
(Below) I adore this shot of big sister and little brother being playful and silly. Candid shots are typically my favorites. The before image was just too flat and "un-exciting" for my taste. After adjusting the exposure, enhancing the contract, bringing the focus directly to the subjects, and applying some brushes in lightroom, the final result was so much better, in my opinion.
With the next 3 images, I basically applied the same edits as the image above. This session was a favorite of mine, as the kids were a lot of fun and I was able to capture several candids moments....
So... That's all for now. Please feel free to comment below and tell me what you think. If you are interested in seeing other kinds of edits, images, or tutorials, let me know and I'll get to work on those. Subscribe, comment, and share :)
Plum Pretty Photography by Jamie Lee