Retouching versus Preparation
Ah, Photoshop. I'm sure everyone's seen those posts on Facebook that show magazine Photoshop fails.
The thing is, Photoshop can be of great use - but sometimes it's better to just not need it.
Some things are unavoidable - got a bruise on your leg that you're worried will show in your images? Don't give it a minute's thought - we can edit that out for you. Something non permanent like that, that isn't really 'you', doesn't need to stay!
If you've got a tattoo you're less than in love with, then let us know. Robin can pose you to avoid showing your tattoo instead of highlighting it. If it is showing, and you'd rather it wasn't, it could be removed for you if you request it.
Isn't is just typical that you have a major break out of spots the day before your session? Well, firstly, please don't underestimate the work of your stylist - the make up here is heavier than normal day wear, so blemishes are highly unlikely to be an issue in the first place!
And so we come to hair. If you dye your hair, then please do make sure you've had your roots done before your session. If there's a big colour difference between your roots and the rest of your hair, this will show in your images and, yes, we can retouch it, but it would be great not to have to.
My own hair is currently a rainbow of colours - our apprentice Elise would run for the hills if faced with trying to retouching my (brown and grey) roots with all of the other colours.
Make sure you've planned your trip to the hairdresser - I'd usually recommend going a week before. And if you've had a hair disaster then usually your best bet is to reschedule your session - if you don't love your images because you just plain hate your hair there's not a lot we can do to save that situation!
The same applies if you dye at home - make sure you're able to set aside time in the run up to your session, or book your session for a date when you know you'll have coloured your hair anyway.
As far as clothing goes, if your bringing a slip, robe or shirt with you that tends to crease, run an iron over it and fold carefully or bring on a hanger. We don't currently have an iron here and creases (especially on satin) will tend to show (and need retouching).
If there's anything you're unsure about then just ask at your pre session chat, or call/FB message/email beforehand and I'll let you know whether it's anything you need to be concerned about.