krista lucas photography {blog}

April 22, 2010

before and after

Filed under: couple, editing, pixel perfect blog hop — kristalucasphotography @ 7:32 am

It’s Thursday, so time for another before and after!  I’m donating this week’s prize, but I wanted to participate anyway!  🙂  (Click here to go to my website to see the prints available to the winner!)

This is from an engagement shoot a couple of years ago, but I went back and re-edited it.  Before:

For the after, I used CS4, brightening it, then using my favorite action to boost the color and saturation a bit.  I shot this at one of my favorite spots – Duke Gardens in Durham. It makes me smile to look at this place.


  1. I love being able to boost color on photos. It makes them so HAPPY!
    What an adorable picture!

    Comment by Christina Egner — April 22, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

  2. Wow! So beautiful!

    Comment by Melanie — April 22, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

  3. Very sweet photo. Love the vibrancy of the edit!

    Comment by Tiffany — April 22, 2010 @ 4:31 pm

  4. I love how you really brought out the back light. It’s like it glows around them. Lovely shot!

    Comment by Julie — April 22, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

  5. I didn’t really notice their refection in the water until I looked at your edit. I LOVE that!!!!

    Comment by Tracy — April 22, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

  6. Nice! I love their reflection in the water. Beautiful pic!

    Comment by Courtney Noffsinger — April 22, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

  7. Sweet photo and love the bright edit!!

    Comment by Laura — April 22, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

  8. This shot is great! I love the edit and how it brought out the couple’s reflection in the water.

    Comment by laney — April 23, 2010 @ 1:19 am

  9. Wow! What a lovely picture to start with! Love the reflection on the water and how you edit the picture to really make the couple stand out! Very nice!

    Comment by Maryvel — April 23, 2010 @ 1:27 am

  10. This photo looks great brightened!

    Comment by Heather — April 23, 2010 @ 10:49 am

  11. Thanks for your comment on my blog 🙂 Nice color boost!

    Comment by Faith — April 23, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

  12. Beautiful! I love the color pop!

    Comment by Sarah — April 24, 2010 @ 12:20 am

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