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Wedding images are some of the most important images captured during a clients lifetime. They also require careful and beautiful editing in order to ensure that they are heirlooms that will last a lifetime.
Wedding images almost always require careful post-processing. They are beautiful portraits that careful thought and thousands of dollars have gone into creating. This post will show you how to use presets and brushes to create beautiful wedding images.
All of our collections can be used to edit wedding photos. Some of our most popular preset collections for weddings include the Clean Edit Portrait Workflow, the Bohemian Film Collection, and the Pastel Film Collection.
Global presets are all-in-one presets that apply to your images with one click. These are a good place to start your wedding image edits. All of the Lightroom presets collections mentioned above include beautiful global, all-in-one presets.
If the image needs a white balance adjustment, this is the time to do it. You can use the White Balance dropper in the Basic Panel or use the sliders in the same panel to adjust as necessary. A good white balance is critical to a beautiful image.
While this step is optional, it can have a big impact on your image. Enabling profile corrections in Lightroom will help remove any vignetting or distortion that was added to your image because of your lens.
Occasionally, I like the additional vignetting added by my lens. If it adds to the image, definitely leave it. It is good to know what both options look like.
Edited with the Henna preset from the Pretty Film Bohemian Collection
Each of the Lightroom preset collections mentioned above come with additional workflow presets that can be added in addition to the all-in-one preset you use. These presets will help to customize the preset to fit your image perfectly. Sometimes, images need additional adjustments and these presets are the perfect way to add those adjustments with one easy click.
Lightroom brushes are perfect finishing touch to your beautiful wedding portraits.
This final step is a rarely talked about Lightroom trick that will speed your editing like no other.
Once you have edited one image, select any others with similar lighting and exposure. Once you have multiple images selected in Lightroom, the Sync button will appear. Press "Sync". A dialog box will appear and allow you to check/select which settings you would like to apply to the images. Press "Synchronize" to apply those changes to all of the images you selected.
"We put together our first wedding styled shoot recently and edited the entire collection with Lightroom Presets from the Pretty Film Bohemian Film collection, our favorite Wedding Lightroom Presets! We went for an edgy/romantic theme and are really excited with the way they turned out."
Kaitlyn and Crystal from K&C Photography
Laura is married and has two children who keep life exciting. She loves people, capturing beauty and enjoys a spending time with her family. She is the Co-Founder of PRETTY (Pretty Presets, Pretty Actions + Pretty Forum).