Senior Portrait Retouching


Kaia Calhoun shoots a lot of senior portraits. And teenagers (and their parents) have a lot of special requests: removing acne and scars, bruises from athletes’ shins, even editing out braces. Each session is different and I love the challenge!

Photo Editing for a Lifestyle Photographer

Emily Colbert is a Missouri-based lifestyle photographer who sends me sessions that need a bit of extra love—in the form of photoshop work.


The images from this sweet little newborn session were just about perfect—except for the textured background. Because of transparency of the cheesecloth, Emily just couldn’t quite fix it in a way that looked natural. Working at extreme magnification, I was able to do so and get the entire session back to her in just two days!


The background was the issue once again in a portrait session for a personal trainer. Emily had shot the photos with strong directional lighting to highlight the trainer’s muscle tone, but unfortunately that resulted in a muddy gray background. The client wanted a clean white background for her website but the wispy tendrils of her hair presented a challenge. Using a variety of techniques, I was able to pull the color from the background without losing her hair.

Saving Wedding Photos With Photoshop


Jill came to me a few weeks after her destination wedding hoping I could save the photos from the big day she hoped to cherish for years to come. The day before her wedding, she had accidentally gotten a pretty significant sunburn and was hoping I could remove the redness from her chest and shoulders along with a well-defined line across her back.

I removed the magenta tones from her skin on each image individually, taking care to preserve the integrity and quality of the photos so they could be professionally printed at a large size.


Fashion Feature Photoshop Fix


On a busy fashion shoot day, sometimes the perfect pose and the perfect outfit just don’t happen at the same time. This month, our model struck a killer pose in blue pants, but in layout we discovered we didn’t have any good shots of her in a gorgeous poppy red pair of the same style. Art Director to the rescue! I was able to change the blue to red and match the actual shade of the garment so the retailer was happy too.