Our Photo Editing Process
THE MAGIC THAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR PHOTOSHOOT IS OVER
Making your natural beauty shine
Part of your Hawai'i portrait or wedding investment is the editing of your images to match our signature style, with an emphasis on true to life color and light, inspired by the natural environment. We spend countless hours making sure each and every one of the photos you get is one you love - not just one or two. Because we aren't just button-pushers, but artists. Check out our full process below.
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR PHOTOS MATTERS
WATCH HOW WE EDIT
Anyone can take a pretty picture when the conditions are nice, you’re in a killer wedding dress, and your hair and makeup is done. We’ll provide you with stunning images, even if it’s raining, there are people in the background, or we lost the light. Check out some of our favorite edits in the video.
We never, ever, batch edit. Each of your photos is special, we think the editing should be too.
Batch editing can be a powerful tool when used properly. For example, we routinely use batch editing to correct differences in lighting between incandescent indoor lighting during getting ready photos, and the bright sunlight of outdoor ceremonies, for instance. The issues arise when photographers try to use batch editing for all the photos at once, in a lazy attempt to quickly deliver a consistent product. Editing each individual photo adds a ton of time in post-processing. However, we feel that each photo deserves personalized edits based on whatever it needs. As the photographer, we never know which photos might eventually get hung up on a wall, or printed for save the dates. Therefore, every photo gets all of our attention, ensuring that the entire gallery is up to our high standards.
When time is money, you get what you pay for, with plenty of photographers clearly using batch edits for their entire galleries. How can we tell? A tell-tale sign of widespread batch editing is in the small details (which may help explain why so many beginning photographers get away with it), such as crooked horizon lines or inconsistent exposure (some too light, some too dark). We urge you to research photographers by looking through their entire galleries, paying close attention to the little details. Check out some of our before and after edits to see an example of the love we put into each photo!
Many people may not think about all the work that goes into the final photos you receive after your wedding. While the details of photo editing may be a bit too technical, there is one aspect of post-processing that we feel deserves some attention—batch editing. Usually once the images are downloaded from the camera, they are then imported into photo editing software (we use a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop) for post-processing. Software has become very powerful in the sense that it allows any adjustments to be applied with the click of a button to all photos. Batch edits are when a single preset, or set of adjustments, is applied to all the photos of a gallery with no other form of post-process editing.