Before & After #29

This was the first image I posted as a sneak peek on facebook from last night's beach session (I've since posted more), so I wanted to share it here too! I'm pretty sure it's no secret that I like the majority of my images bright and well, today's is no exception! This was near the very end of the session, and we were in the shade, but well into the golden in reality, the straight out of camera image doesn't even need much at all. But, I had this really clean vision in my head to make it look like it wasn't taken at sundown and to make it look like we were at much prettier beach than Galveston...

Which was fine and dandy until I put all three of these next to each other. Doh! I think they're all beautiful. Or maybe it's just that the couple is so dang gorgeous. *le sigh* This session was worth every grain of sand I have to clean out of my car this weekend!

Canon 5D MkII, 50mm f/1.2L @ f/2.8, 1/1250 sec, ISO 800

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  1. oooh I love your final edit! So creamy and beautiful great job! I'm off to check out the rest of your blog now! :)

  2. I love the difference just a little Lightroom makes, every time. Gorgeous job!

  3. What lovely photos! The SOOC shot is great, but there is something about the Lightroom one that speaks to me. It may just be that I am Lightroom biased :o). Thank you for sharing!