I rarely share studio work here, but I like this one so much that I wanted to post it.
I took this image a couple of years ago and never did anything with it. It looked fine out of the camera, but I knew it needed someone more skilled at high-end retouching than I am to take it to the next level. Mainly, I wanted the ponytail to be perfect.
Inspired by the impressive before/after of Macklemore, I decided that I'd seek out someone to work on the image.
This was a test shoot and I didn't budget for post-production, so I sent the RAW file around to a few retouchers that I've been following for awhile. One of them responded right away and was in love with the image, even offering to charge next to nothing because she loved the concept so much.
I couldn't be more thrilled with the results and will include retouching in my budget from now on whenever possible.
Model: Gail Lewis Hair, makeup and styling: Pearson Knight