I always love looking at other photographers’ before & afters – as in, before & after editing. When I was working on one image from Jacob & Kylie’s engagement, I realized it was a perfect example of how spending some time really perfecting an image can make a huge difference in the overall impression it gives.
In addition to the usual edits I make for contrast and color, I took the time to clone out the mailbox and the numbers on the door frame, since I found them distracting. Removing them helped shift the focus back to Jacob & Kylie – you’re no longer wondering what street they are wandering on. I also added a little bit of extra sun flare for a dreamy look.