Post # 1
Hi Weddingbees, I was wondering if anyone ever considered having their wedding pictures photoshop ? I am not talking about making yourself look plastic or unreal but just a little touch up to make yourself look better. I’m like most people, I think natural is better. Having inner beauty and confidence is beautiful in all people 🙂 I have a friend who had a light retouch ( bride only ) and she’s thrill with her pics. It’s an option that her photographer gave her. I’m sure it cost more and I wouldn’t be able to afford her package deal but the bride did look pretty but of course she was pretty to begin with.
Post # 2
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
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
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 # 5
Every bride is beautiful on her wedding day. It’s our day to shine
but I would consider photoshop for my pics because I have very fair skin and tends to have a reddish tint at times especially my neck and face. Just a little touch up would be nice.
Post # 6
I haven’t thought about the lightening needing retouching but that’s a very good point. We all want to look our best on our wedding day and that starts with good lightening. I am so far behind on times, I bet a lot of photographers are using photoshop .
Post # 7
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
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 # 9
Maybe it won’t cost as much as I thought it would be. My face and neck turns red at times from blushing and I would love to have that edited out. My Honey’s cousin’s wife is a professional photographer and he said that she would be willing to do our pics for a wedding gift. He said she would do them for free but I don’t know about that.
My Honey is always looking to save a buck but I would offer to pay something. My friend’s pics were high classed and I know I can’t touch that and I don’t want to look like a model. Just have skin tone even out, good lightening and color. I’ll be a happy bride, but if it’s free, I’ll take whatever I can get, be happy and say thank you
I’ve seen some of her pics and she does very good work. I think I’ll be in good hands.
Post # 10
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
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
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
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
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
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.