Over the years I have found different websites, services as well as techniques that have helped me run a more efficient service for my brides and grooms. For the next few weeks I will be posting additional information to help other photographers who may be interested in improving their photography or workflow. Feel free to ask any questions in the comment are below and I will do my best to respond!
Anyone who has ever been a bridesmaid or been in the same room as a bridal party getting ready on a wedding day knows that there are usually sandwich platters, clothing, shoes, plastic wrap from new dresses, etc throughout the room. While looking through our blog posts though, you will typically find very clean setups and backgrounds and this is because we would rather take a moment or two to move anything that might clutter a beautiful photograph than have to spend 15 minutes photoshopping the image later. Picking the right angle to take a photograph can also help eliminate background clutter, but every once in awhile after a busy wedding day we may find we have an image that needs a little more TLC than we may be able to give it during our busy schedule. In those situations we send our photographs to Retouchup.com, they have proven to be a reliable and efficient service for a very reasonable fee. The photographs you will see below are a great example of their work.
Cassie and Gerry were married on a beautiful fall day and one of their favorite photographs was this one of them surrounded by this colorful foliage. It was one of the last portraits we took of them as they were heading to their ceremony and it was a last second inspiration that didn’t allow much time to move around and find a better spot. So when Cassie and Gerry chose this image for their wedding album I knew that I had to find a way to clean up some of the distractions in the background before it was printed. I sent the first shot below in to Retouchup.com after having a great prior experience with them and you can see their handiwork in the second photograph. Gone is the apartment building and construction equipment and the difference is amazing. They did a great job and had the image sent back in less than 24 hours! I highly recommend their services, especially when your schedule gets really busy. Stay tuned next week for more tips and tricks!