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How to Edit and Retouch Senior Portrait Sessions

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Senior Portraits at the beach in North Texas

Ever wonder how I edit and retouch senior portraits?

So I thought it would be fun to show some Before & After photos from the DFW Senior Shootout. We each were able to work with three models, local high school students. I wanted to show how I edit and retouch senior portrait sessions to show that I don’t do much. I don’t change how you look, I simply enhance your natural beauty so that you look your absolute best.

One of the best ways to ensure that you look awesome for your session and makes it a million times easier to edit and retouch senior portraits sessions is with professional hair and makeup. It’s so important in my opinion that I include it with my sessions – it’s not an option. Professional makeup artists know just what to do to highlight your features and make you look camera ready. The camera tends to wash you out, so wearing extra makeup – and a makeup artist applies just the right amount – helps to ensure that you have a perfect complexion and all of your features are accentuated.

Dallas Senior Portraits Catie Ronquillo Photography

Need makeup ideas and inspiration? I have a Pinterest board for that. Check out makeup ideas here. Pin your favorite ideas and share it with my makeup artist when you book a session.

How I edit and retouch photos for senior portraits

As for editing, my style is simple. I make adjustments for color temperature and brightness during the editing process. For retouching, I retouch any blemishes, smooth skin without making you look plastic, enhance the colors in the photo, and sharpen. Voila – that’s it! I want to make sure that you look like YOU. I want to highlight your beauty, but not overdo it so that your skin resembles a Barbie doll! As you can see from the examples, the edits are simply enhancing the straight out of camera (SOOC) photo.

How Catie Ronquillo Photography will Edit and retouch senior portraits

Want to see more how I retouch senior portraits?

Caroline | Southlake Senior Portraits | Class of 2015

Luz | Prosper High School Senior Portraits

Maddie | Prosper High School Senior Pictures

Molly | Downtown Dallas Senior Portraits

Audrey | Winspear Opera House Senior Portraits

When you book a senior portrait session with Catie Ronquillo Photography, and we meet for your Session Premiere, I will present edited images – completely finished and ready for printing. I want to show you the best version of yourself and not have to worry about needing X, Y, or Z retouched.

Now is the time to book your senior photos with Catie Ronquillo Photography. The weather is starting to cool down (slowly, but surely) and the evening light is just perfect. To inquire about a session, click here.

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  1. Amy Pittsinger says:

    Great post, Catie! Gorgeous models and fantastic edits!!!!!

  2. Leslie says:

    Beautiful! Amazing SOOC. I wish there was a senior market here because it looks like so much fun

  3. Ingrid says:

    GORGEOUS!! I loved your B&A!! Did everyone notice how she nailed it SOOC every time?! Catie, you have an amazing eye with your seniors! Edited pictures just puts them on the other side!! Amazing !

  4. Kimberly Neuman says:

    I love, love, love before & afters!! More, please! And I 100% agree that having a professional MUA makes a world of difference!

  5. Amanda Mcphee says:

    I agree profesisonal hair and make-up are the way to go!

  6. taylor says:

    The editing skills are amazing I’m a young photographer and new to the field and I’m learning a lot about the beauty that photography captures.

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