One thing that has bugged me for years is when photography trends in image processing just take over the internet. Don’t get me wrong, I love trends as much as the next person, but when all you start to see is the same thing over and over, it eventually gets old. Image processing can have such an overall effect on the look and feel of your wedding images. Right now a very popular trend in image processing is a dark, warm, moody look. I’m so in love with this look right now, but I also remember that just 5 years ago the trendy look was overlays, about 5 years before that was overly color saturated images. This is why I’m hesitant to add that look to all of the images, because very soon that look will be out dated and something else will become popular. That’s why it’s very important to me to make sure my client’s feedback is included in the processing of their images. I want my clients to love their images for many years to come. Your Facebook post can always be changed, but your wedding images cannot be brought back to the original color that actually existed on your wedding day once that faded desaturated or black and white effect has been added. This is why I always keep and include the natural color versions with all of your high resolution images. If you decide you really love the trendy color effect that’s popular right now, you have those as well, but 10-20 years from now when you look at your wedding images, you’ll always have that option to go back to the original color version. This is also why all of my images in my galleries don’t have the exact same processing filter or action applied to them. Everyone likes different things, every wedding is unique, and trends change. If you want all of your wedding images to have a matte look, then they will, BUT you will also have all of the original color versions as well.
What’s your favorite look?