Behind the Scenes: Photo Editing
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR WEDDING IS ONLY PART OF WHAT WE DO
Our connection with our couples doesn't begin with their wedding day, nor does it end there. Although we can all agree that we truly love every aspect of wedding photography- the excitement of meeting for the first time, engagement sessions, when details begin to finalize, the final countdown- one of our most favourite things to do is edit!
Editing for us isn't about sitting at our desk for days on end, waiting for files to open (although, truthfully, at the highest peak of our season it can sometimes feel that way), for us it's about being able to relive such an exciting event. The heart warming feelings and fulfillment we get when looking through your photos one day, one week, and even a few months after your wedding is so real and gratifying that it sometimes can't be put into words.
Since this month has been filled with lots of editing we've decided to share some of our post-production secrets with you and show you a few before and after photos!
OUR EDITING STYLE CAN BE DESCRIBED AS SIMPLE, MINIMALISTIC, AND TIMELESS
We don't believe in heavily editing photos, and that's not because we want to save time to quickly turn things around- we know how long we take to edit and we have accounted for that since day 1. We believe in classic and timeless editing- we want to look back at our photos months and years from now and still be in love with them. Selective colouring (where everything is in black and white but one colour item) or increasing saturation and adding warmth for a 'vintage' feel are often fads and techniques that date your photos- something we're not into.
THERE ARE ONLY A FEW KEY EDITS WE MAKE TO EVERY PHOTO
And that includes colour correction, increase contrast, increase/decrease exposure and a bit of cropping. We all shoot on fully manual settings (so we have complete control over how we shoot) that sometimes it's difficult to adjust our settings from one room to the next especially when things are happening so quickly. Colour correction adjusts any odd tones in photos, adding contrast allows for our photos for to have a bit more depth, exposure allows us to brighten or darken images that were taken before we could adjust accordingly, and cropping is simply to get a bit closer or to straighten out an angled image.
THERE SOMETIMES CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT PHOTOS TO WORK WITH
And 99% of the time it's because of different lights that are beyond our control. When we have to opportunity to work and shoot in natural, bright, light we always choose it but when the sun goes down and all of the technicolour party lights come out for the reception they can often give off strange casts on skin tones that make editing hard.
AND THAT'S IT!
We don't believe in over complicating things for ourselves, we're simple humans at heart and we reflect that in all of our work! We want your photos to last beyond a lifetime and there's no better way to affirm that belief than through our editing.
Have any editing questions? Leave them for us below- we're always happy to help!