For Your Photos: Bright and Light or Muted Modern?

September 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Every photographer has their own style when it comes to editing their final images, and I have developed two distinct looks I created using the tools in Adobe Lightroom: bright and light and muted modern.

My light and bright style is colorful and happy, and true to what your eye sees, just a little more yummy. It is best used on bright and sunny days, as the muted modern style tends to look odd on bright days (depending on the surroundings):

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My muted modern style is darker, richer, has more contrast, and really brings out brown tones. Perfect for that out-of-a-glossy-magazine look or a fall vibe. It seems to be all the rage right now with photographers. I love using most of all it in a forested setting because the green melts away and make the subject (you!) the star. It seems to work best on cloudy days. It is harder to get just right so it takes more time, and therefore I only offer it with my supersize 30 min package, and 60 minute packages. (to see my packages, click on the "sessions" tab above then scroll down on each page to see the different packages).

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How does choosing work? Within 48 hours of your session, I send a preview album of a few photos edited both ways and have clients choose the look they love most for their final album. It is HARD to choose! Some look better one way, and some look better the other. I ask that they go with their gut and pick one or the other. 

Below are some images side by side in each style. It's hard to choose, right?! Which do you prefer? Comment below. I am always curious what people think.

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