PROCESSING & RETOUCHING

Of Your 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 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 naturally I love colour images as well. But I LOOVE black & white photos.

 

We used to make some images colour and some images black & white. But I found myself making more and more images just black & white. I started wanting 80% of the images black & white, because I think it is a wonderful way to tell the story of the wedding day and I think it is so timeless.

 

So now we give a complete set of 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. Both the colour versions and the black & white versions look great, but it now gives our couples more choices.

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.