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Before and After from my niece’s wedding in September. The original image straight out of the camera (SOOC) is above and the after with edits is below. You can see that the original was pretty great without any edits. This photo was only edited in Lightroom. Edits made to the original photo: Lens profile corrections…

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  • AlisonNovember 20, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    I’m with the crowd! Love when photogs work to educate!ReplyCancel

  • Chasity WhittingtonNovember 20, 2013 - 5:11 pm

    Beautiful photo, and also a great way to inform your clients on what goes into perfecting their photos!ReplyCancel

    • CherylNovember 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

      Exactly! Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Hanna Mazur, Make-Up ArtistNovember 20, 2013 - 5:54 pm

    It is an amazing photo Cheryl.
    Hands down a truly stunning image goes well beyond “you camera takes really nice pictures”
    It was such a lovely wedding and we had the whole “family” of vendors working it.
    Love ReplyCancel

    • CherylNovember 20, 2013 - 11:02 am

      Thanks Hanna. It was a very special day.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica HolmesNovember 20, 2013 - 6:20 pm

    Great info for potential & current clients! Lets them know that your job is much more than just having a great camera. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • CherylNovember 20, 2013 - 11:24 am

      Thanks Jessica.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie BodoNovember 21, 2013 - 2:26 pm

    Love it! Editing is so complex!!ReplyCancel

    • CherylNovember 21, 2013 - 2:30 pm

      Thanks Jamie.ReplyCancel

It’s time for a new Before & After photo. I super seriously believe in getting every photo as right as possible “in camera” – that means that the lighting is good, the color is right, etc. – before I click the shutter. I get it right most of the time. Sometimes in tough lighting situations…

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I’m so excited to share with you this video that we made for my dear friend and wonderful makeup artist Hanna Mazur. Hanna is the gentlest person I know. She is kind and sweet and not in like a sappy dumb way. She’s sweet in a genuine, sweet, you cannot help but instantly love her…

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I am a big fan of before & after photos for a couple of reasons. First, I like to see what someone got “straight out of the camera” – what did it look like when they took the photo. Was it exposed properly, what was the original composition, what did the background look like? Second,…

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Capturing all of the details is a major part of wedding photography. The details can add so much to the story of a wedding day. The shoes, the flowers, decorations, jewelry, invitations, candles . . . and rings. And this is a super fun part of wedding photography for me. I have a new challenge…

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I’m going to share with you a funny story from a bridal shoot I did a couple weeks ago. But you have to promise not to look at my butt in these photos – or the pink iPhone case sticking out of my back pocket (seriously, what was I thinking?). Pinky swear! This is a…

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  • Chamonix Thurston-RattueFebruary 6, 2013 - 9:02 pm

    woohoo! riley is famous 😀 this was so fun. I love how you’ve shown the whole series of images xoxo.ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth RhoadesFebruary 7, 2013 - 1:26 am

    These photos are great!ReplyCancel

  • Simone SevenichFebruary 7, 2013 - 9:31 am

    Very nice! I had anxiety before the horse…ReplyCancel

  • Rikki Morgensen HickeyFebruary 18, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    These are hysterical!ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Bartlett FordFebruary 18, 2013 - 9:09 pm

    Thanks Rik!ReplyCancel

  • Rikki Morgensen HickeyFebruary 18, 2013 - 10:20 pm

    Always and adventure when animals are present. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rikki Morgensen HickeyFebruary 18, 2013 - 10:21 pm

    Always an adventure when animals are present!ReplyCancel

What happens when two beautiful women, an incredible hair and makeup artist and two awesome photographers get together on a cold, rainy Sunday morning in December? That sort of sounded like a math problem. Two photographers are traveling on a train northbound at 50 miles per hour . . . never mind. Last month, in…

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  • Chamonix Thurston-RattueJanuary 25, 2013 - 7:14 pm

    Woohoo! Love seeing pictures from these things we do together 😀 So much fun! xReplyCancel

This is a portrait of my beautiful friend, Chamonix Thurston-Rattue, a glamour photographer, I have the pleasure of working with over the past few months. I took this photo of her for her web site and marketing materials and wanted to share how I edited it. The image is actually very good just straight out…

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  • Chamonix Thurston-RattueJanuary 9, 2013 - 11:20 am

    oh hey look! it me’s!! so not used to seeing my own face on a blog lol love it though. im going to go edit your pictures now — i feel all inspired 😀 xoxoxoReplyCancel

  • Hanna MazurJanuary 30, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    Gorgeous!!! ReplyCancel

This week has been distracting. I’m reorganizing, refocusing, and getting ready to MSH (make sh*t happen). So I haven’t posted anything all week, except for a few Instagram photos (if you didn’t see the one of Annie this week, you are missing out). But last night, the sunset was ridiculous. The sky was lighting up….

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