Before and After’s

So I’ve been wanting to do some before and after’s for a while.  Mainly because I never show them, but I really wanted to let you all see the process.  So when I was asked to test out the sleeklens Photoshop actions ,  I thought this would be the perfect opportunity.

Now, I’ve always been hesitant of using some of the Photoshop portrait actions that are out there, mainly because when I see the examples…they are usually not of African American’s.

If I use actions, it’s because it takes a lot of time off of my post processing and I can have a better turnaround for my clients.  I’m not looking to spend  45mins on one image because I have to make adjustments to a Photoshop action.

But with all that being said, I picked five portraits and used the sleeklens Photoshop actions.  With these actions, it was pretty easy to use.  I like the Portrait Retouch and the Dodge and Burn(from a candy store)…A lot, These two actions made enhancing the eye color process very easy and fast and also softening the skin worked great also.  I also liked using the Color Corrections, you can reduce some of the over barring colors that are in the images which the greens and reds work perfect!

Over all, I would recommend using Sleeklens, it does take some time figuring out what works best for your workflow and your style, but that’s with any post processing method you choose.

With this portrait I chose to use the portrait fast retouch for the eyes, I also used the base from golden hours.

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The next four were a combination of Portrait smooth skin, Color correction and Base.

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Maternity Session: Baby Girl on the way!

Karee and Devon are expecting their fourth daughter in April!! But this means Dad is still the only male in the house! #girlpower

Karee located me by way of #Instagram and had been following me for a while, this would be their first maternity shoot and first non studio setting! So I am truly grateful I was able to give them this first time experience and to share with you all this Amazing Maternity shoot!

Thank you Karee and Devon for allowing me to capture this new chapter in your family’s life…The countdown begins!

 

 

The Ashley’s are Expecting

I know it’s been a while since I’ve blogged…But I’m back!

How excited I am to post about this amazing loving couple, Trey and Tiffany!  I’m sure some of you may be thinking, I’ve seen them before…that’s because you have, right here on my blog!

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The Ashley’s got married on April 1st 2016  and now their Expecting A Baby!!!

It’s always a joy for me to be apart of such an amazing moment like this one.  Trey and Tiffany are still loving each other and laughing together but more importantly, enjoying this new chapter in their lives.  I’m so excited for them and praying that God blesses the little bundle of joy they are soon to receive!

 

 

 

The love I have for 2015

There have been moments that I’ve found myself smiling, laughing and even shedding a couple of tears this year… not from sadness, but because I’ve been able to witness Love in so many ways from my clients.

We all express love in different ways, it may be a look, a touch, or even our words but how ever we choose to show it…it’s Love.  Accept it, appreciate it and embrace it.

My love for 2015, is because of the many loving beautiful people who let me into their lives to see how they love. Thank you all for being in the moment, for being comfortable enough that you could display your love in the presence of me and baby Jean(my camera). Your smiles and love will forever be apart of my heart.

Please, click and enjoy some of the love I’ve had the pleasure of capturing in 2015!