Professional Editing & Retouching in Newborn Photography
I have many new mums arrive at their newborn portrait session worried about the state of their newborn baby’s skin.
Often newborn babies can be very red, or maybe a little blue and often yellow if they have a touch of jaundice. They can also suffer from flakey skin, a touch of acne or have little scratch marks from where their tiny little fingers have caught their face. This is all perfectly normal and it often disappears within a week or two.
As a newborn photographer, my job is to capture your beautiful little bundle just as they are and then carefully edit away any temporary blemishes or colouring that will likely fade in the days to come.
I thought I would share with you this before and after of a gorgeous little boy. He was simply perfect and absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to make sure that’s just how his edited photographs looked. You’ll see from the before shots above that this little man appeared very red in the original photographs and a lot of this is contributed to by the lights and the way that modern cameras capture RAW files (it’s all a bit technical and I won’t bore you) so my editing removes this red cast and makes him as beautiful as he appears in real life.
I am hoping to produce a short video of my editing process for you to watch, so you can see the process of editing a newborn and if I’m brave enough I will also show you an edit of what retouching I would do on a photograph of myself, so you can see how dark circles and post-baby tiredness can be removed from your wonderful newborn portraits and make you look like your former pre-baby self.
Many newborn photographers will edit in such a way so please please please don’t fret about the temporary state of your newborn’s skin.
And what’s more all this is included in the price of your session.
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