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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Class of 2017: Jaiyda

What a joy it was to shoot this beauty.  Jaiyda was in the Atlanta area visiting the campus of  #ClarkAtlantaUniversity which will soon be her college home starting in the fall!

Jaiyda’s a very smart, hardworking and dedicated young lady, that is very determined to be successful.  Clark Atlanta was one of her top schools to attend, so I was truly excited when I found out she was accepted… plus I’ll be able to see her more often!!

I’m wishing her much success and happiness as she starts this new chapter in her life! Continue to reach for SUCCESS, you deserve it!

The Lovett Family

I truly enjoyed meeting this wonderful family.  When I received the email about booking, it stated that their father decided he wanted family pictures taken.  I thought, wow it’s not often that I receive bookings because the father wants them…it’s usually the mother! From first site this family was very welcoming, from their beautiful smiles to the warm hugs.

After our session the sisters informed me the youngest sister was going off to college and that is why Dad wanted this photo shoot asap. When I hear these stories, I think how blessed this family is to have a man who wants to document what God has given him.  I am forever grateful that they chose me to document it.

I hope you all will enjoy viewing the Lovett families love as much as I did while post processing…I found myself smiling because there were so many smiles in the images. I love it!

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The Lovett Family
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The Lovett Family

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