I thought it would be fun to post a before & after shot of the session I’m working on right now. The first one on the left is SOOC (straight out of camera), no edits. The one on the right is the proof with my processing that I’ll show Mom & Dad. The SOOC was pretty great already – setting a custom while balance makes a huge difference because I get the color right in-camera.
So I only did a few minor edits – boosted contrast, lightened & smoothed the skin, brought out those baby blues a bit, and then cropped slightly. You may also notice I cloned out that pesky twig in her left hand. I don’t always clone objects out of images, but this one was easy enough to do and it looks so much nicer without. Voila!