Every now and then I get asked for unedited photos/RAW photos/ or “all the other images” The unedited photos in any situation are far less superior to what the end product is. This is why you don’t get unedited images….
Similar to other photographers - after your photos are taken there is a whole process on the back end to make sure your photos are picture perfect for your family. The first step is to cut down any images that are either duplicates, blurry/missed focus, bad angles (this one is a bit more subjective), or poorly composed. Through the years I’ve been able to minimize the images I take out but every sessions still gets a detailed look and a special touch.
After the initial cull, the second step is the editing. This process varies depending on the type of session but can take many many hours. Many factors play a role here - lighting, conditions at our session, composition, what type of session, etc
I’ve showcased some photos before/after so you can see the magic that goes into all the post production work. All the before shots are SOOC (Straight off the camera) - meaning NO editing. I added some extra photos from my recent maternity session. When conditions are less ideal there is always more back end work.
It’s important to note that every photographer has their own style of editing (and culling down) images. And of course, every sessions lighting is different. Every situation (multi family or individual- clouds vs sun) is unique and edited as such.