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retouching details and pricing

 Photo Editing & Retouching Services:

*At Cherish Portraits each image is carefully hand edited and retouched by a professional photographic artist here in the U.S.A.

*Each image is gone over individually, with attention to detail, and custom edited to your specifications, in your photographic style.

*Your images are retouched by the same person each time for quality, style, and editing consistency. 

*We love what we do. We have many years of photo editing and retouching experience. Creating beautiful images is our passion.  

*We provide affordable pricing, high quality work, reliable and dependable service, in a timely manner.  We make you look good!

Why outsource your photography post processing?

*Time:  Get hours of your life back, time to do the things you enjoy. Have more time for your personal life; time to spend with your family and friends, doing the things you enjoy.

*Money:  You’ll have more time for the activities that can increase your income, like marketing and/or shooting.

*Simplicity:  You don’t have to hire another employee and provide benefits or deal with the legal and tax issues involved with having employees.  When you purchase the services of a freelancer you avoid the employer/employee hassles and simply write off the cost of our services.

Editing and Retouching Services available:

*image selection/culling

*color correction or color enhancement

*exposure correction or enhancement

*brightness, contrast, clarity, vibrancy, dodging, burning, sharpening, vignetting, etc.

*blemish and scar removal

*erase facial wrinkles or soften them

*pleasing skin tones and skin softening

*eye brightening and enhancement

*removal of dark circles or bags under the eyes

*facial feature enhancement

*teeth whitening or brightening

*removal of stray hairs, hair highlight enhancement

*body slimming and reshaping, removal of unwanted pounds

*adding a glow to images

*conversion to black and white, sepia, and/or selective coloring

*converting raw images to jpegs at 300 dpi for printing

*and more…

 Please take a look at our galleries to see samples of our work.  

We use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.

If  you only have a few images to retouch you can email them to us.  If you have many images to edit and/or retouch, and you live locally, you can bring us your images on a hard drive, we will edit and/or retouch your images and return the hard drive to you with the finished images on it.

Our retouching turn around time is usually about 2 business days for a portrait session or a wedding.  Please keep in mind that turn around time can vary depending on the season and our current workload.

You will receive notification letting you know when we are done editing, retouching, and/or processing your images.

Image Selection/Culling:  We look through the images of your photo shoot or event, and narrow it down to all of your best images, removing  the images that are out- of -focus, too over or under exposed, someone has their eyes closed, unattractive expressions, etc.

Culling fee is $0.06 per image.

Moderate retouching in Adobe Lightroom is $0.45 per image.  Extensive retouching requires an additional fee. An example of moderate retouching in Lightroom might be: setting white balance for color correction, adjusting exposure, contrast, clarity, and vibrancy, a little dodging or burning or removing a few blemishes, and then converting the raw image to a 300 dpi jpeg. The vast majority of wedding images I have retouched only require moderate retouching in Lightroom for our standard fee.

Retouching in Adobe Photoshop is billed at $45.00 per hour. We use Photoshop for removing unwanted pounds, extending backgrounds, face swaps, etc.

You can email us at if you have any questions, or would like to order and schedule editing and/or retouching services.


Our Referral Program

There is nothing quite like the kind words from happy clients to make a business grow.  Cherish Portraits is built on the kind words and referrals from pleased clients. If you are pleased with the editing and retouching service you received, please consider sharing that information with your family and friends. For every new client who purchases at least $200 in editing and/or retouching services and mentions that you referred them, you will receive a free gift.

*** All prices are subject to change without notice. You will be charged for the prices we had at the time you ordered and paid for editing and/or retouching services.