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Casual Headshots + Before and After Editing

When I update my headshots, I usually do it the day I go to the hair salon. When I do that, I might be dressed in business casual attire, I probably have a full face of makeup, I might have on jewelry and of course my hair has been freshly done. But, what you see in my usual headshots is mostly likely NOT what you get when we meet for your session! In person, I’m usually dressed down and dressed comfortably because I know I’ll be kneeling in the dirt, in the mud, or in the sand and I will definitely end up sweating. And let's be real, I get my hair cut and colored once a year too, so the cute color you might see in my headshots is most definitely FADED.


For my headshots this time around, I wanted to look like I’d actually look when I meet a family in a field for their portraits. Easy on the makeup, okay enough hair and casual, comfortable clothes. Oh, and glasses ALWAYS! For these headshots, I'm wearing the glasses my family calls the Mrs. Doubtfire glasses... I can hear them saying "helloooooo" and "help is on the way, dear" in their Mrs. Doubtfire voices! HAHAHA


If you want to see a before and after edit, go all the way down to the "recipe section" of the blog post lol lol.


Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography

Casual Headshots | Holly Butler Photography


Time for a before and after!


When my contract says you're getting a "fully edited" gallery, I don't mean I will change your whole entire look. What I mean is, I'll sharpen your eyes, smooth out skin, adjust the color and the lighting, then take out background distractions. Things like that.


Before editing: In this next image, I wanted to try and save it by sharpening my out of focus eyes. I wasn't paying full attention to where the focus was on my Nikon app and eyes are always a little less sharp when shooting people with glasses on, so I wanted to try sharpening. I also wanted to smooth out my skin redness and definitely tone down the orange hair! *I hope my hair stylist and best friend somehow misses this post*.