Photographing and documenting a wedding day involves a lot of multitasking and split decisions. In the thick of things not all of our photographs are always technically perfect. On the flip side, sometimes we capture “happy accidents” which, with a little bit of creativity, can be turned into a unique beautiful capture. The post processing process allows us to fix a lot of these technical imperfections — from the exposure, sharpness, cropping and straightening. While we aim for these things in-camera, the ability to address this in photographs later gives us a bit of breathing room to prioritize our focus on capturing the right moments and manage other things:
Here is an example of a photo that could benefit from a bit of tweaking:
The second thing we love about post processing is it opens up a door to boundless creativity with colouring and the manipulation of darks and lights. At the same time, we’ve all seen photos on the web or on social media where all you can notice about the photo are the filters. That’s to say that the post processing can actually become a distraction if not done in a mindful and tasteful way. For us, we consider toning and colouring more akin to the decorative garnishing to an already tasty and beautiful dish of food, which, should always be the star!