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Touch-Up Tuesday

Here is my Christmas edition of Touch-Up Tuesday! This is one of my favorite images to capture every single year. I love the awe & wonder if my girl sitting in front of the tree.


This year, however, as magical as this photo appears, it was much less touchy-feely than I had anticipated. The first few shots were of Maddie laying on the floor, dramatically whining about sitting down for a photo. I, finally, get her to sit up & look at the tree, & she looks at me, rolls her eyes & says, “But I’m tired of looking at the tree!” In typical motherly fashion, I snap back with, “I don’t care! Just look at the damn tree so I can get a picture!” The beauty of photography is that you can create a moment that appears to be magical, sweet & serene. My poor photographer children will forever have to deal with a camera being shoved in their face & me telling them to pretend they’re happy.

For those who wondered, this image was shot at f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 20,000. The ISO was so high because I had the Tamron lens on the camera. I love the wide shot, so I chose a lens with a high f/stop. Worth it. Love this photo.

Happy Tuesday, friends!

Touch-Up Tuesday | Riley

This is my darling, little niece, Riley. She was one of our little models for our Mama’s Gonna Snap Workshop a couple of weeks ago. This one of my favorites images I happened to snap during our practice time. And how cute is this darling baseball tee from Pow Wow Prints?? The top image is straight out of the camera at f/2.8, 1/400 sec & ISO 250. The bottom image is simply adding my signature matte look using Sarah-Beth Photography’s incredible actions. Voila!

Happy Tuesday, friends!


Denver Wedding Photographer | Touch-Up Tuesday

Starting a new series called Touch-Up Tuesday! People ask me all the time what my process for culling & editing pictures is, so I thought I’d share a little bit about what I do. 

This image is from a wedding I shot assisting Sarah Nicole Photography last weekend at Ellis Ranch in Loveland. The bride was a hoot! 


The image on the left is SOOC (straight out of the camera), & the right is, obviously, the edit. To begin, I opened the image in Photoshop, smoothed out the bride’s skin, touched up any blemishes, then applied a matte finish to the image, adding a hint of a warm tint. Really quick & easy!

Happy Tuesday!