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Before and After Processing | Flower Mound, TX Photographer




Processing images is one of my favorite things besides taking portraits.  I shoot in Camera Raw, which is a file with minimal processed data.  In other words the camera isn't choosing the colors for you like in a jpg. file.  
Here are the steps I use to process an image.
1. Select my images to process.
2.  Pull the image into Adobe Camera Raw.
3. Choose my white balance.  I prefer images on the warmer side for the most part.  Especially for outdoor portraits, it brings out the golden colors from the sun.  
4. Next I tweak the exposure, contrast, highlights, and shadows as needed.  Depending on the image I may add a touch of vibrance or saturation.  All of these things can be done in more detail in Photoshop. 
5. Crop the image if needed.
 6. Pull image into Photoshop.
7. Next I run my own action I created for other adjustments which include a warming filter, levels to add black in areas where it's needed, curves adjustment, and a 2nd levels adjustment for midtones if needed.  I adjust the opacity of each layer as needed.
8. Retouching the skin as needed, which includes removing blemishes, scratches, or bruises.  I leave scares, birth marks, and freckles as that is part of the person.
9. Then I take a look at the background if there is anything that is distracting that takes away from the subject that needs to be removed. For example a person in the background that wasn't part of the shot, trash, a power line, etc...  I will remove any of these things as needed.
10.  Then I check for any more added pop that needs to be added to the image.  Such as a vibrance to pop the color, edge burn, etc...
11. The final step is to prepare the file for web sharing and printing.  I run an action for each as web files need to be resized and sharpened differently than a file for printing.
 As you can see I can spend 15-20 minutes just on one image!  Imagine a full gallery of images. 
Here is a Before and After, as you can see it makes a huge difference in this image!
Before/RAW image without processing

After Processing
 
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Maternity Portraits | Flower Mound, TX Maternity & Newborn Photographer





Pregnancy is a special time in your life as your body changes to grow another human, it's an amazing experience!  I offer a program called "Belly to Baby" which includes both maternity and newborn portraits.  A maternity session can also be added to my "Baby's 1st Year" plan.  These plans have built in discounted session fees plus free products!


Contact me today to book your maternity portraits!


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Tiny Prints Special Offers | Flower Mound, TX Photographer & Tiny Prints Affiliate




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Valentine Projects




My last Valentine wreath was made several years ago and it's been time for a new one for a while now.  Sadly I bought the materials a couple of years ago and finally made time to complete it.  Thanks to Pinterest there are so many ideas.  My favorite thing to do is pick and choose from several ideas to come up with my own creation. 

I started with wrapping a foam shaped heart with red yarn.  The only part that I glued were the ends and the top and bottom of the heart.



Next I made a couple of different flowers out of felt, roses and mums.  There are so many flowers you can make out of felt, check out these for variety.

Here is my finished wreath!


For our Valentine Treat, I made Sandwich cookie truffles.  I've made these before but this time cut them out in a heart shape.  Here is a great step by step tutorial.  I always try to make things lower fat or healthier when I can so I used Whole Foods sandwich cookies and low-fat cream cheese.




 
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My Sweet Valentine's | Child Photographer in Flower Mound, TX




Valentine's Day is not just for couples, it's for sharing your love for family & friends too.  My little sweeties are getting older now so they half roll their eyes when I request to take their pictures.  At least my 8 year old does, my almost 6 year old was really into it this year.  To make it fun we pull out Valentine props and this year I used my newest brick backdrop.  




 
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Stockyard Fun | Flower Mound, TX Baby Photograher




Stockyard Fun!

Choosing a location that has special significance to your family makes the session fun and memorable.  For this sweet family the Fort Worth Stockyards is a special place.  So it made the perfect location for Miss. P's 6 month family portrait session.  Miss. P. is one of my baby planners, look how much she has grown since her newborn portraits.  I'm looking forward to her 1st birthday session in a few months!
Robin Kelm Photography is a Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas maternity, newborn, baby, family, and senior/teen photographer. She is located in Flower Mound, TX and serves areas in Denton County.  Robin is an on-location photographer and brings a portable studio for newborn and baby sessions that take place in the comfort of your own home. Outdoor family sessions are on-location at a mutually decided location such as your home or a local park. If you have any questions or would like some more information on booking a session in Texas, please click the contact tab above. Be sure to “like” Robin on Facebook! www.facebook.com/robinkelmphotography







Robin Kelm Photography is a Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas maternity, newborn, baby, family, and senior/teen photographer. She is located in Flower Mound, TX and serves areas in Denton County.  Robin is an on-location photographer and brings a portable studio for newborn and baby sessions that take place in the comfort of your own home. Outdoor family sessions are on-location at a mutually decided location such as your home or a local park. If you have any questions or would like some more information on booking a session in Texas, please click the contact tab above. Be sure to “like” Robin on Facebook! www.facebook.com/robinkelmphotography

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