Can you just Photoshop that?
Let’s talk about all the stuff you wonder… but won’t ask.
Too much cleavage, sweaty brows, height differences, a huge pimple on your forehead.. Yeah, it’s the real life stuff that isn’t talked about, so let’s talk about it.
Let’s start with what can be retouched and what is difficult to do in post-production.
If you have something happening with your skin, hair, appearance that you don’t like… it’s important to let your photographer know. After all, we are literally taking photos of the way you look!
Every photographer cringes at “oh you can fix that in Photoshop!”
Retouching out a pimple in one photo is easy but in a hundred photos?! For most photographers, that is work that is not included in engagement session fees.
So if you have something going on with your appearance that you are worried about, I would say to reschedule or wait to have your photo shoot. It’s just easier than trying to deal with it after the fact.
I often have couples say they are worried about looking sweaty, and let’s say it, showing sweat through their shirts. Pitting out is pretty normal in a photo shoot. Nerves, heat, a lot of energy. If you have a very hot day for your shoot, it’s not a bad idea to bring a backup shirt and powder for touch-ups on *both* your faces.
Photoshopping images is extremely time-consuming and most times much more difficult than people assume. It is so much easier to pick up the random piece of trash on the street than retouch it out of dozens of photos.
So rather than, “Fix it in Photoshop” we should be thinking how to “Fix it in real life”
Don’t stay quiet and hope it can “be retouched later”, please speak up – often we can come up with a much better solution.
Talk to your photographer about all of your concerns before or during the shoot. This is one of the few times when you need to discuss all these things concerning your appearance.
It’s one of the keys to a great shoot and loving all your photos!