Sofia Sept. 1st, 7th, 2014
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Hi there Nastya and Marin! It was such a joy to shoot Sofia and the family - I think we got some great images, and you were all amazing!
The images below are the 'first picks' I made of all those I shot - and as you can see, there are quite a few! (That's a good problem to have!) You have the hard job in this next phase - picking your favorites, and the images you'd like me to do final edits of. As you pick, keep in mind the following tips and instructions:
Notes Specifically For This Album:
1) In some of the earlier images, you'll see that Sofia has some darker areas under her eyes - this is VERY common with babies, as skin under their eyes is very thin and translucent. I can either leave the images closer to what they are below, or, I can edit those areas. As an example of what I'm talking about, you can see images #003/004, and #005/006 have been edited to remove the darker areas under the eyes. I typically do this, but you can just let me know what you prefer - it's up to you!
2) My shooting package includes 20 edited images delivered to you at full resolution - the time needed to edit those pictures is part of my shooting fee. Additional images can be edited and included at full resolution for an additional fee, or bought in 'packages' as listed below:
Single additional edited image: 100 rmb
5 additional edited images: 400 rmb
10 additional edited images: 700 rmb
3) Please make your choices by leaving a 'comment' in the box below these instructions (I've left additional instructions there!).
1) All images are currently UNEDITED. They are taken as-shot, straight out of the camera. Don't worry about skin blemishes, etc. - I'm very good at editing those types of details!
2) Pick images based on things like: what you have the strongest emotional response to, expressions, poses, and overall composition/framing. Don't leave an image off of your 'list' of picks because of small variations in color, tone, or small distractions (like a few stray hairs that are out of place, etc.). Those issues can all typically be fixed/corrected in editing.
3) All images below are not full-resolution - they are sized for convenient downloading/viewing here on the website. I will edit the final images you choose and give them to you on a CD, or make them available for digital download at full resolution, without a watermark. The size of final images is quite large - and more than enough to make large prints of if you wish.
4) Different people have differnent tastes when it comes to editing in Photoshop. I always aim for a balance of editing that looks natural, but that highlights the beauty of the subject in the most flattering way possible. Some people like images to be almost completely unedited - leave all freckles, moles, etc. I can edit the pictures for you according to your preferences - because they need to be images that resonate with you!
Selecting Your Final Images for Editing:
Please follow the instructions in the comment box below for selecting the final images you want me to edit and get to you in full-resolution. Once you have finished selecting your images in the comment box below, please either send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) - text, WeChat, or WhatsApp messages are also fine! Editing will typically take no more than one week from the day you have made your selections; I try to get them done as quickly as possible, however!
Once editing is finished, I will either burn the files for you on a DVD, or make them available to you by digital download. If you have selected additional images beyond what the package includes, we can discuss the easiest way to make the payment then (usually at the time I deliver the final images).
I can't wait to see what you pick!