(Closed) Would you Photoshop your engagement or wedding pics ?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
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  • Post # 2
    2087 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I mean, if I have some massive zit on my face yeah I’d like that edited out. But I’m fat, so I’m gonna be fat in pictures. Seems silly to edit it.

    Post # 3
    774 posts
    Busy bee

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    AutumnFlower:  Absolutely. For the framed ones and one to give out to family anyway. But I would want the originals (digital) for myself and DH to remember the day exactly as it was (issues and all). But yea, for framing, a lot of our pics are going to HAVE to be photoshopped, more due to having a so-so photographer and poor angle choices than just makeup. E.g., a random box in the background, not everyone smiling and looking at the right camera in the family photos, etc.

    Post # 4
    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    A pro photog should already be editing all of the photo’s (even if you have a big pimple on your wedding day…I can’t imagine them not editing that off a bride!). If you’re talking about portrature (smoothing wrinkles and such), whitening teeth, making your waist thinner, things like that, then that’ll cost more, and no, I wouldn’t do it personally but to each their own!

    Post # 7
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    hell yes. 


    photo shop is amazing- and not just in a make you look like you lost ten pounds kind of way. It can really make a good picture an amazing one.  Makes a huge difference. 


    Any professional that isn’t offereing that is way behind.    My professional shoots have been an hour of shooting- I pick 15-20 edits and they edit- I approve and then I have promotional material for myself.  


    Post # 8
    1831 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a lot of freckles/moles on my chest and arms. My photog took them out of all the close-up/posed shots. One one hand, I was like “Wow I look awesome!” But then sometimes I feel like it’s not even my body in the photos since–good or bad– I’m just distinctively moley.

    Post # 10
    34 posts
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Yes I am! We did a first look and went to the beach for photos…I got bitten on the forehead by something so it looks like a big pimple or bump…I didn’t even realise until the next day when the photographer sent through a few pictures! 

    Post # 11
    7199 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    AutumnFlower:  I thought most wedding photographers did this. That’s what “edited” photos usually include. On our engagment pictures our photog adjusted lighting and stuff but also “erased” a bandaid I had on my arm that appeared in a few spots and lightened up my FI’s acne scars. Unless you’re paying someone for raw footage only, I’d assume you would get some light photoshopping.

    Post # 12
    1212 posts
    Bumble bee

    Photo editing or photo enhancing is photoshopping. Almost every photo on Pinterest or wedding blogs ha e some photoshopping done. Those hazy romantic shots don’t just happen by chance.

    Post # 13
    9406 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    yeah… any photo that you like is probably photoshopped to some extent.

    Simple things like making the background less vibrant so that the white wedding dress pops, to making the light softer, to making the focus softer, to making her skin glow, to making their teeth and eyes a bit whiter… 

    Those touchups are a HUGE portion of what you’re paying for in a photographer!  They are on site for 5-8 hours… they’ll spend 10x that editing photos.

    Post # 14
    690 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Photoshop isn’t only for that purpose.   Due to rain,  our photos were indoors.   My husband edited the photos (arranged with the photographer), and he used photoshop to edit out things like an exit sign,  etc.   

    Post # 15
    1624 posts
    Bumble bee

    Oh, absolutely! There are so many pictures I have from back in the film developing camera days, that were great, but had a few things that made it a bad picture (someone blinked, dog licking himself in the background, lighting poor…) My favorite picture of my husband and I looks like we are standing in front of a fun house mirror and we are short and squat. I photoshopped the hell out of that thing so it could be blown up and framed. 

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