Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Before and After - Wedding

Before and After is probably my FAVORITE part of editing.
This was my project for last night, to get some photographs of a bridesmaid by herself. The problem is she doesn't dress like a bridesmaid every day, so the shots of her at this wedding were the only ones I could try to use.  There weren't any shots of this bridesmaid alone, or even with the bride by herself, so this was kind of tricky.   Love these kinds of projects! (*smiles*)

This is the original shot.  And of course the bridesmaid is in the back and the only part of her that is visible is her face.  So I tell them, I don't know what I will be able to do, the bride's veil is almost covering her up.  But here's what I have.
Lots of editing with Corel PhotoPaint, to get the bride and other bridesmaids out of the shot.  More editing to get this bridesmaid to have a whole neck without the bride's veil.  Then some LightRoom to provide a better black and white shot.  And voila!

Here are some more shots that I "adjusted" to have a picture of this beautiful young lady all by herself.
This was the only shot of her by herself, not the best one. I'm just sayin'.

This one is fabulous, but with all these other people in the shot, not what they were looking for.

Something more like this?
Or this great smile?  Not the best one of the groom, I don't even think this shot made the final cut.

How about this one?  Wow!


  1. WOW - great job earsing the background that is not an easy thing to pull off.

  2. I am so impressed how you were able to pull the girls out of the group shots!

  3. Great job! Those are some dramatic changes. I actually kinda like that first one too though. I'm playin along too. http://weloveiowa.blogspot.com/2010/06/before-after-silouettes.html

  4. Wow...great edits. Beatiful bride!

  5. wow u def good at this.love them all
    I have joined in too
    plz do visit

  6. What pretty girls! You did a great job getting her "alone!" Great edit!

  7. WoW, if I the SOOC shots weren't there I would have had no idea, you worked some serious magic!

  8. Wow! Impressive. Awesome edits!


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