Processing and Retouching of Wedding Photos
Photo Processing & Retouching
Taking your wedding photos is really only half the job. Processing and retouching your wedding photos to the style that you see on our website is a really important artistic process that we do ourselves.
When we photograph weddings, the photos are taken in a RAW format. Shooting in RAW means the camera captures all the information and the detail in a photo. It also means that the photos need to be processed through professional photo imaging software to bring out all the contrast and detail.
We don’t batch process the images and slap on an Instagram filter. Every single photo is individually and carefully processed and adjusted.
Here is what we do to each image:
- adjust exposure
- correct white balance
- adjust contrast
- fix highlights
- bring out details in the shadows
- certain areas are lightened and darkened
- straighten horizons
- shapen images
- tonal adjustments to give images a modern, yet classic look that won’t date.
The one thing we don’t do is digital effects that are not considered ‘darkroom techniques”. Like removing objects, adding or removing people from an image, making people thinner, smoothing skin etc.
Black & White Images
I love black & white images and naturally I love colour images as well. But I LOOVE black & white photos.
We used to make some images in colour and some in black & white. But I found myself making more and more images just black & white. So now we give a complete set if colour images and a complete set of black & white images. It is more work for me, but I think it is the best of both worlds. It gives couples the best of both worlds and more choices.
Here are some before and after examples to show you how we process images. The images from the left are the original RAW files and the images from the right are the finished JPEG files.