A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Your Stunning Headshot

A behind the scenes look at editing a professional headshot

Elevating your natural beauty

Hello beautiful people! Today, I’m thrilled to give you an exclusive peek behind the scenes of the magic that happens when I edit your headshots.

Revealing Your Radiance:
Retouching or editing a headshot is not about “Photoshopping” who you are; it’s about enhancing the beauty that’s already there. In the video, I’ll walk you through the meticulous steps I take to bring out the best in you, focusing on your unique features and ensuring that your true self shines through!

Sculpting Light and Shadows:
I know how important it is for you to look your absolute best. That’s why I carefully correct lighting and shadows to highlight your beautiful features. Whether it’s softening shadows or adding a touch of glow to your complexion, the goal is to create a look that feels natural, warm, and authentically you.

Bringing Colours to Life:
Colour can set the mood of an image, and can be warm and engaging or cool and off-putting. When I edit your portrait, I make sure that the color is as close to reality as can be. I don’t use presets or colored filters to add an artistic flare to them. (Though this is a popular trend right now.)  The result or carefully chosen colour? A headshot that not only looks stunning but also reflects the real, vibrant you.

Background & Clothing Touch-ups:
Did you miss a spot when ironing and have a wrinkly in your shirt? For outdoor portraits, sometimes there is a spot of light where I don’t want it, or a tree branch going the “wrong” way, or graffiti on an otherwise pristine spot for a photo.  These are things I will touch up on your final image, so don’t worry about them! 🙂 

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The Power of Subtle Enhancements:
Throughout the entire editing process, my focus is on subtlety.  I will do things like whiten teeth, remove blemishes on the skin and brighten the catchlight in your eyes. The goal is not to change who you are but to highlight your natural beauty. So, when you look at your headshot, see the best version of yourself, radiating confidence and authenticity.

The things I Never Change, Except by Request:
I don’t retouch over anything permanent, such as moles or scars. I won’t erase your wrinkles, or make you look “10 years younger” or “10lbs lighter”.  I know almost everyone has things they don’t love about their appearance (myself included), so if you have a feature that you would like me to retouch that is beyond the things listed above, please request it as I won’t go ahead and change “you” without your knowledge or permission.

When & How These Edits Will Be Seen:
Most of the time, your headshot will not be viewed up close at 100%, so the fine details of your skin are not noticeable one way or another. Only the more obvious changes will be seen. But for the times when you do want to see it up close or print it, these subtle edits will shine, helping you put your best foot forward.

Would you like me to take your headshot!? Here’s my information about professional headshot sessions!

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