One of the most questions I get on a daily basis is a) who my photographer is and b) what tools I use to edit my images. In today’s post I’m going to spill the beans and tell you all about what goes on behind my photoshoots.
First and foremost, it has always been my goal to create editorial worthy photography (which is quite different than your commercial or portrait shoots). Editorial photography means to display different stories. This sometimes can be challenging because creating images that tell a story is not always easy. All details in my photo shoots are important, starting from the hairdressing, make-up, clothing to the photography props and location. My photographer for the last 5 years has been my husband. I’m very lucky that he’s down to shooting all week long. It looks easy seeing my finished images on Instagram or even on my blog but the truth is it takes a lot of work. From location scouting to pairing your looks to your visual content to managing your kids (HA! I bet you didn’t see that coming)—it truly takes a village.
However, my biggest chunk of work is…editing. It can take me up to 3 hours to just edit my pictures and this doesn’t even include my written posts (aka editorials) and or captions. Sponsored work can take even longer. I pretty much work 24/7. Shooting, editing, writing, negotiating with brands, visiting clients, managing your social media platforms—this all can be a lot. Which is why I heavenly rely on my favorite editing tool to help bring the best out of my images. My absolutely favorite editing tool is Adobe Lightroom. On there I play with contrast, hue and saturation. I also recommend shooting in RAW so you can edit your images more easily. I even have the app version on my phone. As far as filters I’ve been using Afterlight and I really like their selection. See above for a before and after using Lightrooms filter feature.
It is always nice to work in a team with your partner or even close friends; I find that when you work with someone who knows you well, the process runs faster, there’s no need to explain much, it truly is like a well-oiled machine. Beautiful photos here! xx
Love this dress and I can see how much work you put into your shoots. The photos are always amazing!
Your pictures are always amazing!!!
Beautiful pictures…A big thanks to your hubby who shot this pictures..All pictures are amazing..
100% agree shooting in RAW. I love using Adobe Lightroom for editing!
Babe you are so lucky you have such a supportive and clearly talented hubby, when working for yourself its crucial to be a good team together 🙂
Your photos are always so beautiful and well-edited! Xx
These photos are amazing, and I really enjoyed reading more about your process of creating gorgeous photos! Great post!
Great post and pictures Vanessa!
Your pictures always look so amazing! You do such a great job editing!
Your photos always look so beautiful! it’s great your husband can help you with taking them so you can concentrate on editing!
I just take my photos myself with a tripod while juggling the kids, so mine will never be as editorial, haha!
Hope that your week is going well 🙂
What a beautiful place! It looks magical! I love your outfit choices!..
You rock this bandeau top and jeans look! So chic and cool..
so many good deals! I love how you grouped together outfits!..
Very cool post!
Awesome information to have! I’ve just gotten to the point where I got a good camera and I have a reaaaallllly long way to go before the pictures are anything close to professional-looking. There’s so much to learn and so much time to invest in getting things just right. Your photos always look so professional!
love your picture editing so much dear! xx
I also use Lightroom to edit my photos and since I started, it made things so much easier than the free software I was previously using. Thanks for sharing your tips! Your photos always look beautiful!
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I love your photos and the dress!
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Outstanding post. Thanks for sharing your experience and amazingly captured photos as well. And I really do love editorial photography. And it builds a better brand value along with better opportunities to thrive your photography and business at the same time.