A Visual Pop. An Artful Touch.
Fine Art Editing with a Portrait Masters Touch
Skin Polishing & Light Body Shaping
MOST OF OUR CLIENTS DON'T HAVE ANY RETOUCHING WORK DONE!
We want you to love how you look, just as you are....And we can do this with lighting and posing alone!
Finding the right lighting for each skin tone, body shape and age group is key. We can wash away wrinkles with light, define body shapes with shadows and highlights, and posture you in poses that shape your body into the form that accentuates what you'll love to see.
Computerized bulk retouching programs tend to give a mechanical superficial look, so we do all of our retouching by hand for a more NATURAL LOOK. Each photo is addressed individually with a soft touch of the brush to keep skin tones and textures realistic. You'll more likely find us 'fading' wrinkles rather than erasing them, but acne/scars/blemishes we remove entirely. We might brighten your eyes and fill in eyebrow hairs for consistency or smooth out lips to look more supple. Our goal in retouching is to give you a more vibrant, refresh natural look - not to alter the state of who you are.
For those who want the HIGH POLISHED look (such as Pageant photos), we go the extra to create a more GLAMOROUS LOOK with perfected skin and chiseled contouring & highlighting effects. How much or how little you want retouched is up to you.
BODY SCULPTING is something we address lightly. We won't shed 50 lbs on any body type, but we will smooth out the light bumps and creases to create a smoother visual feel to the body form. Sometimes a slight slimming of an arm or a light tuck by the tummy is nice. Nothing drastic, but details which make a difference.
Our signature Edits are light but add depth and beauty in layers of subtle textures, color pigmentation, graining and vingetting effects. It adds a hint of drama and attention to detail. Everything is done to draw attention to our subjects.
All edits are done individually by hand. From old world masterly portrait styles that create artful LEGACY Portraits to modern, fresh and vibrant edits that suit the mood of today's LIFESTYLE Photos.
After we have culled your best images into a personalized portfolio of your best looks, styles, expressions and poses - we'll begin the editing process. We may turn some of your images into dramatic Black & White's. Others may have a warm portrait tone or cool contemporary feel. Each photo is evaluated individually for its photographic qualities in mood, tone and setting. No two photos are alike, so no two edits are alike.
Your edits will be subtle but artfully done. It will accentuate the mood of your photo without altering your physical form.