I’ve seen a lot of photographer friends posting before and after pictures recently and decided it was time to hop on the bandwagon. It’s always been amazing to me how much can be accomplished in editing if you know what to do and have the correct tools to do it – and if your original image starts with the right framing and composition. Below are a few shots from recent sessions as they appeared right after they were imported and cropped paired with their final edited versions. I purposefully picked ones that didn’t require a lot of “fixing” but mostly just needed enhancing. I’ve also included a great video from Professional Photographers of America about the difference between going with a pro over just having a decent camera when you’re looking to document the important occasions and people in your life. Of course it’s more investment to go with a professional, but these before and after shots give you just a little more of an idea what you’re actually paying for in the end. I think you can see the difference!