Several weeks ago, I had the truly unique experience of photographing six-month-old QUADRUPLETS! I have to admit, I was pretty nervous going into it…but looking back it will definitely go down as one of my all-time favorite family sessions ever! These four sweet babies were just sooooo well-behaved and incredibly photogenic, and their parents were so relaxed and fun to be around, the session honestly could not have gone smoother if I’d tried! 🙂 Special shout out to my awesome assistant for the day, Alexa!
After each photo shoot, I come back to my “digital darkroom” to add my own personal touches that can make your images really stand out. As one client put it…this helps to get those “ooohs and aaaaahs” from all your friends after your photos are up on the wall. 😉 Often, I’ll edit each image by hand, to make sure that every individual shot is tweaked to my liking. But sometimes, I love to play with different pre-made “actions” and “presets” created by other pros in the field.
What an exciting privilege to be one of the testers for this gorgeous new set of Photoshop Elements Actions for Marissa Gifford PhotographyMarissa Gifford Photography! I am in LOVE with the soft, warm tones and subtle mattes included in this set, plus she included such luscious sounding names that kept me inspired as I worked (Summer Peach Haze, Rich Sunset, Plum Velvet and my personal favorite…Elemental B/W which includes a whole set of individual layers named Earth, Air, Fire, and Water)!
Check out a few of my favorites actions on this 2012 shot of sweet baby R.
(For those of you who don’t speak photographer slang, SOOC stands for “Straight out of camera”, or my unedited original image)