I don't do this very often but I thought this photo would be fun!
I just wanted you to see the Before and After I did for this particular maternity photo. I will take this photo or one like it and edit it in several different ways with different color and artistic variations.
The before photo is a great photo out of the camera but I wanted to create an entirely different look to it so I took that photo and put a matte filter on it then added lots of different touches to it to create my personal vision or the story I was trying to tell.
For this photo, I was going for a vintage, mystical look. I added touches of yellow, green and plum to the bushes and added some haze to parts of the photo. I blurred some parts while adding clarity to others to create the look. I wanted the sky to have a slight pink tone to get that vintage look and to enhance the sunset appearance of the photo. I wanted her features to stay soft and lovely so I upped the luminance and used very little sharpening and clarity on her. It was also important to me that mama and sweet baby stayed the focal point so you will see that parts of her dress are blurred and the haze leads to baby.
This method took me a very long time to learn simply because I needed more education and because I was on the path to learning who I am as an artist and the style of photos I wanted to create for my clients.
Once you find your style and the type of sessions you prefer to shoot,
it all clicks and you start to find freedom and confidence in your art and creations and your clients get so much more out of their photoshoot and galleries.
The photos become not just something taken so you do not forget... they become a piece of art.