- 10 years ago
- Wedding: February 2009
I tell my brides that I do not create an alternate reality. While I try to minimize problems through posing, etc, I do expect that my brides be able to sit, stand, and move around without bulges above the dress. Just sitting should not create bulges in dresses that fit properly-after all, you are sitting for much of your reception and guests would be catching you like that too. After all, I don’t select or alter the gown, so I can’t help the way it looks and cannot spend hours retouching that out for free. Same thing with skirt wrinkles-I’ve never seen a dress wrinkle just by sitting for a few minutes. If it does or was wrinkled out of the bag, again, I don’t retouch that for the DVD for free.
Electrical cords and tables stacked is the venue’s problem, not mine, for the most part. I can’t alter where the bride chooses to get married, and some locations look better than others. I’ll try to move my brides away from things if possible, but I’ve been in venues with cords, screens, exit signs, and junk all around, so it is what it is.
I do retouch any images chosen for the album, but only to the extent that it looks real.
I personally don’t allow any of my photos to be retouched by anyone else or to have any other photographer create a book out of them-that’s a copyright violation for my clients. So definitely check with your photographer prior to doing this.