I must admit that my heart literally beats a little faster when I look at this. Not just because Payton is drop dead gorgeous, but my reason is a little more technical than that (because I'm a photography geek)... Let me break it down for you:
The catch lights in her eyes are... just perfect
The contrast between her skin, dress and background is perfect
The way her knee is peeking out give the image interest and makes it pop
The expression on her face is... w.o.w.
I've never been an "action" girl with Photo Shop, I like to get my hands dirty so to speak and run my own hands on editing. With that being said, I thought since this is a new year and I'm redeveloping my style and my business, it is the perfect time for change, I've never been one for change. I have found actions that actually WORK FOR ME, with little effort on my part I've been able to create the image in PS that I'm in love with.
I am testing and reviewing products for BP4U Photography Tips and Guidelines. This images was editing using their amazing "BP4U Winter Portrait Action Pack"... below you will see the before and after, to the average eye you may not notice a massive difference... but to an artists eye, well that a whole new ball game!
Winter Contrast- 52%
Those Midtones- 27%
Hair and Makeup- Three Girls Salon, Melissa Mousty Cawthorn