Whenever I show my husband “before and after” images of my edits, he says something along the lines of, “Oh that’s great babe! Lies…” then walks away and chuckles.
“Why is her husband calling her work ‘lies’?” you might be thinking. Well, it’s pretty much because I will go to great lengths in Photoshop to save an image. And I’ll give you a peek into my process, both during the session, and in post-production.
Just bare with me =]
For Easter, I posted a greeting using an image of an adorable little boy I get to work with every so often.
If you saw the Easter greeting, you know: this kid is really super adorable!
Just as adorable as the little guy is, is just as much as he wanted nothing to do with a portrait session.
He cried, and cried…
…and cried some more.
He didn’t like any of the little toys I bring along to children’s sessions, and he really just wanted to cuddle and play with his dad. But since this session was all about the kids, I had to find a way to make him happy without being in Daddy’s arms.
Knowing that Easter was coming soon, I brought along some Easter props in case their parents (the little adorable guy also has a bigger adorable brother) wanted some Easter pictures. Luckily, the little guy really liked the eggs. So, naturally, I took what ever shots I could get.
And it worked out beautifully! He was happy, I got some shots, Mom was happy, and Dad got to take a break.
Then I get home, and see this:
a gorgeous shot ruined by grass. *face palm*
The shot was just too beautiful not to attempt to save it, which is where my husband’s “lies” accusation comes into play.
Sure, it took a bit of time to remove the grass, but it was totally worth it!
Thanks for reading this far! I hope you enjoyed the cuteness!