I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to share a SOOC (straight-out-of-camera) file versus the final portrait after editing. My goal as a photographer is to get close-to-perfect images in-camera, as much as possible. In this situation, I cropped slightly, boosted the contrast and exposure a tad, warmed up the color balance and ran a skin smoothing action. Ta-da, done!
And yes of course, I do have capabilities to do much more in-depth editing and sometimes need to, especially with family session when working with multiple subjects. I also sometimes have to work with newborn skin a bit more, but this little guy had creamy skin to start! I do try to minimize editing time by doing most of my work in-camera, at the session. This pays off especially for newborns!