I love Carissa’s new headshot! The one above is her fully retouched amazingly gorgeous new look.
She was so much fun to work with! Carissa came in with a beautiful smile on her face, ready to step in front of the camera. She said she had some nerves and always feels awkward having her photo taken, but I think she looks so relaxed and professional.
The green sweater she chose fit her perfectly and made her skin glow and eyes pop. I knew when she came into the studio that her photos were going to look great.
Below we have a few raw images (not retouched). I love sharing extra images from the session. We captured these and so many more in just 20 minutes. We may not have chosen these beaming smile portraits for her final image, but I couldn’t resist showing off her beauty.
So let’s talk retouching… a lot of people think retouching is all about air-brushing in that strange way that makes people look fake. For me, I like to change things that will make people look more like the do in real life to show off the beauty that we all see. For Carissa, that meant getting rid of wrinkles in her clothing and fixing the hair. I usually smooth skin tone too, but she actually didn’t need much since her skin is so creamy. I did take down the shine just a touch. The main thing was fixing her hair. The backlight I use gets rid of a lot of fly aways, but can also thin hair down. To counteract that effect, I thickened her hair, darkened it, and made it look like more like she stepped out of the salon.
Carissa, I love this new headshot! I hope you had as much fun as I did in the studio with you. Welcome to Bend!