Do you retouch baby skin to make it look perfect?
My philosophy is: ‘If it’s temporary then I feel ok to remove it for my Clients’ after all you are paying a professional for professional usable photos. So yes I retouch baby skin. Things I consider temporary include: spots, baby acne, scratches, dribble, bruises, dry skin flakes, jaundice, and forceps marks.
If parents prefer untouched photos of their baby, and some do, only editing such as cropping, white balance, exposure etc will be applied. Some photo editors make skin appear like plastic which is not what you will get here. Photobaby’s editing style is to maintain natural skin texture. See some examples below.
I see my job as a professional photographer to give you the very best image of your baby. You will always remember how incredibly perfect they were so to have a ‘retouched image’ of your baby is my way of giving you a visual lasting memory of just that – your perfect baby.
Remember, baby skin changes each day so please don’t be disheartened if your baby’s skin isn’t looking its best. Sometimes I reschedule a day or so later to avoid extensive retouching. Read my newborn chart detailing the best age to photograph a newborn.
Feel free to ask any questions or message me a photo of your baby’s skin to see whether the retouching is basic (which included in your Newborn Collection) or extensive (a quote will be provided). Either way, you will leave knowing your baby’s photographs will be beautiful when you receive them. ;o)