Feeling a little self concious of your self image? In all honesty I'm sure a lot of us do. When it comes to a photograph it's not always our fault. The camera tends to add a few lbs depending on how the photo was taken. If the subject is too close then the edges tend to bow out;hence, stretching the subject.
The solution? A professional retoucher, me (smile), will be able to fix the distortion caused by the lens. And voila! You have a more natural portrait of your own natural beauty. Further editing is always available to you.
I don't need to completely transform you at all. Just "correct" some things.
Take the photo above. I gave her hair a lift as if she blew dried it and teased it. To the left I tidied some fly aways. I've kept some natural strays for that realism of course. As for her face all I did was reduce the puffiness at her lower jaw just the tiniest smidge to help her feel better. And for her arm all I did was move the arm crease as if she was sitting/standing more erect. Better posture really. I also removed the undershirt and softened her neck lines just because. Just minor tweaks can enhance a look. Now how about doing these changes in real life?
Sit up straight more, fluff up the hair, and live with that natural happy spark in your eyes can definitely give you an overall glow.
But if you were caught in a bad time...then that's where I come in.
Go ahead and send me a message and let's talk.
Would you like a nice portrait of yourself? I'm sure you do. And usually regular shots don't come out looking so great. The lighting typically is off, the angles and positiong of you is off therefore when you look at yourself in that photo you don't really see "you". And you know how it makes you feel right? Kind of like "blah".
What I LOVE to do is to correct the photo to a more natural beauty and maybe enhance it just a smidge. Dramatically changing the person is not my forte. If my client wants it then I will oblige but who wants to completely change themselves? Anyway, see the photo above. The lighting has been improved, I corrected the hair color, added a tough of lipstick and a hint of blush. I softened, but not removed, her dark circles and neck lines. She still looks like her, just more naturally pretty. Don't you think? I didn't dramatically change anything. Now it's ready for print and mounting on the wall. And I bet the outcome would make one smile and feel great.
You too can have this magic! Now go and find your favorite photo of yourself and let's see what we can do with it.
Send your photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote!
Stay tuned for the next Natural Beauty Enhancement!
My philosophy is that photography should lighten up the heart and the eyes with vibrant color, light and majesty as memories flood back into the mind and soul. No cringing allowed. Only magic!