Post # 1
I just now got my photos back from the photographer. They are wonderful but there are a few photos that I hesitate to print and add to the album because of either double chin showing, and some flabby arm action…it only looks bad in a handful of photos. It’s a shame because otherwise the photos are fantastic.
Is it difficult to photoshop? Does it ever look natural once its photoshoped, or does it then have that weird look to it?
Post # 3
@Evie19: Could you ask your photographer to retouch one or two of them and show you how it looks? If it looks good, then maybe you could have your photog retouch the ones you want prints of or the ones going in your photo book.
I’d hope your photog would at least show you an example of what some retouching could do.
Plus, I’m sure others won’t see what you see, but I have some photos where I feel the same way about myself and I wouldn’t want them in a book or framed without a little fixing.
Post # 4
@KatNYC2011: Yeah thats what I’ll do…You’re right that we always see ourselves in a harsher light than others do…but in some of those pics my double chin could be seen from Mars! lol
Post # 5
Anyone experienced in photoshop will be able to touch the pics up easily. I bet your photog will have no problem doing it for you.
Post # 6
Most wedding photographers are not retouch artists, but you can ask. I would work through them or at least ask for permission if you intend to have someone else take a crack at it. You really shouldn’t be editing or modifying the pictures without permission, it’s copyright infringement.
Post # 7
@USER876: Our wedding photographers are friends of good friends and told us we could do whatever we wanted to the photos. They gave us a harddrive with all the pics in tiff and jpeg and gave us free reign.
Post # 8
@Evie19: If that’s the case then you should be able to send the photos to a place specializing in retouching. Expect that most image editing outsourcing companies will require some sort of documentation from the photographer verifying that they are okay with the images being edited by a third party. Double chins are difficult to do anything about without making it look obviously manipulated.