• Zoe

Editing a newborn image-behind the scenes

When photographing in a newborn session, I mainly like to get it "right in camera" but there are a few little adjustments that I do afterwards to perfect it and to make sure it is cropped correctly for wall art and products.

Getting it "right in camera" cuts down on editing time and frees me up to work on marketing, emailing, and all the other business stuff that comes along with running your own business.

First of all I cull a session down to approximately 20 images then use Lightroom & Photoshop for editing and spend a few minutes editing each image. I have found a natural edit that I love now and I use some actions in Photoshop mainly from Kelly Brown from Little Pieces Photography.

Have a look at my 'how to' video I made:

Here are a few things to remember when editing:

  • Cropping-make sure your images can be printed correctly at 7"x5" or 10"x8"

  • If possible set your white balance in camera before editing or set it 1st when editing

  • Edit out background distractions

  • Soften the skin

  • Take out red in the skins

  • Edit out blemishes or flaky skin

  • Sharpen eyelashes and lips

  • Export from Lightroom or Photoshop in the correct format. This is my go-to check list for Lightroom:


Thank you for taking the time to read this and let me know how you get on. You can let me know via my socials Facebook or Instagram and I would love a follow there too. Here are the links:

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Lots of love



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