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One of the most common questions we get asked from our clients is, “Can you retouch my photo?”  It is very rare that anyone tells us to leave the photo as is without some type of retouching, even if it’s very minimal.  

So what types of retouching are we talking about?  It can be just about anything but most often it will be;  flyaway hair, wrinkles in clothing, covering a blemish or a scar, and smoothing out facial lines.  Sometimes we are asked to widen or narrow a face shape, whiten teeth, or make improvements in their overall physical shape.  Can these “improvements” be taken too far?  At Alimond Studio we would say yes. 

Our goal is to “make you look like you on your very best day.”  Most of our clients that come in to the studio have the same goal in mind and want to have a beautiful photo, a little retouching,  and still look like themselves.  No one wants to show off their photo and have people think, “Wow, they had so much retouching done they don’t even look real anymore.”  Our retouching style is natural and complimentary to you as an individual.  

Most of us know that the images we see everyday in magazines and on social media are oftentimes so over retouched that even the models or actors themselves are not satisfied.  In an Instagram post last year,  Kerry Washington responded to her cover of AdWeek Magazine.  She was quoted as saying, “Look, I’m no stranger to Photoshopping.  It happens a lot.”  Kerry continued, “Yesterday, however, I just felt weary.  It felt strange to look at a picture of myself that is so different from what I look like when I look in the mirror.  It’s an unfortunate feeling.”

We all have imperfections, at the same time we want to have that amazing photograph of ourselves.  Our photographers and retouchers at Alimond studio are here to work with you so that you leave here feeling confident and completely satisfied with your experience. 

Our goal is for you to have images that will be stunning.  Whether it’s a family portrait that will be hung on your wall for years to come, or a headshot that will be used on social media and other business purposes.  Either way, you are guaranteed to look like you on your very best day!

While the “overly retouched” photo might look good.  It’s not me.  So when I show up looking like the “before” versus the overly retouched “after” version of me, it gives my clients a fake version of who I am and ends up being a disservice to our relationship.  

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