Of Your Wedding Photos

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 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 process the images to produce magazine quality images...

modern, clean and classic images, that won't date."

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 detail in the shadows
  • certain areas are lightened and darkened
  • Straighten horizons
  • Sharpen images
  • and given some of our special tonal adjustments to give the 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

I love Black & White images and I love colour as well. Therefore any photo that we convert to black & white, we will give you the colour version of that photo as well.

We don't give a complete set of wedding photos in b&w because I believe not every photo should be b&w. For example, photos of flowers, colourful landscapes, wedding details and photos where colour is important shouldn't be b&w. I also prefer family photos and photos of you with guests (where you are all looking at the camera) in colour.

As a general rule, I will make b&w image of photojountalistic moments and just any image that just looks good in b&w.

Here are some before and after examples to show 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.

Processing and Retouching of Wedding Photos




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