Before and After Baby Photography

Have you ever wondered how much editing goes in to my baby photos? I thought I’d share with you a little before and after Photoshop of some of my photography. Some photographers do a lot of post production editing before delivering their images to clients. I do my very best to get most things right at the moment that I click the shutter. This means that the time I need to dedicate to editing and post-production is reduced. Plus, I think that the results are much better too!

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Before and After: I try not to change images too much in post production. In the editing process I typically brighten a little and warm up images

The Baby Photo Editing Process – Step 1: Lightroom

Firstly, I use Lightroom to select the best images from a session. I then apply a preset that I have custom designed which warms and brightens the images a little. It’s at this stage that I send my clients the link to an online gallery to view the best images from their session to choose from. Once clients have selected their package and paid for their order, I then retouch each image individually by hand in Photoshop – taking care to smooth any blemishes or remove any yellow or red tones in the skin (common in babies).

Step 2 – Making it perfect in Photoshop

In Photoshop I have a series of actions which I have made to help speed up the editing process. The hand retouching work is the most time consuming part of the editing process. At the end of this process, each image is saved and delivered to my clients in both full and web-sized versions so that my clients can make their own prints and products in the future. I also give my clients recommendations on where to make their own prints and products for high quality results.

I hope that this helps demystify the post production and editing process!

Stay well and keep smiling

Amy xx

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About amy - newborn & baby photographer sydney
- Academy of newborn photography
certified photographer

- Over 9 years experience

- Current CPR & Infant first aid

- current whooping cough vaccination

- multi award-winning

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Hi! I'm Amy Tong. I'm a newborn baby photographer in the Sydney Inner West surburb of Balmain, Australia. I'm Mum to 3 little ones, and wife to my best friend of almost 20 years. I've always been creative. A lover of music, art and history. Photography has been an important part of my life since I first picked up a camera as a hobby back in 2008.


I began my career as a professional baby photographer back in 2012 and have had the honour of photographing over 300 babies since then.
To me, photography allows us to preserve moments in time for future generations. I can't think of any better job in the world. I'd love to hear from you and help you hold on to these special moments too..

Amy xx

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