As a portrait photographer and a headshot photographer, I use natural retouching techniques.


Selected photographs include images that reflect my best quality of work and represent the most important portraits. I deliver authentic portraits and head shots.

Reject images may include duplicate or near duplicate photographs, unflattering images closed-eyes photos, out of focus photos, images that reflect negatively on individuals or photographs that don’t meet my minimum standard of quality.


Corrctions include adjusting the color, modifying the exposure, adjusting contrast and cropping images. This kind of correction provides you with great looking images.

If you need more from your photography, then you might also consider moving forward with retouching. All photographs that I deliver include a basic correction. On request I’m happy to provide a duplicate set of globally adjusted black-and-white photos.


1 Photo


$20 **

5 Photos

$90 **

10 Photos

$160 **

What is the difference between "Editing" and "Retouching"?

These two terms, photo editing and photo retouching are often mistakenly used interchangeably, but they refer to different processes.

The difference are as follows:

Photo Editing
This involves adjustments like white balance, color, exposure, contrast and sharpening. If there is a minor skin blemish that is distracting, for instance, I will usually remove it.

Basic Photo Retouching
This process is more involved than simple editing, and therefore, can take longer amounts of time.  In addition to the color and balancing depicted above, retouching includes softening and blending of the face and neck; blemish removal; teeth whitening; brightening and red eye removal; and hair taming around edges.  The end result is a polished professional image that will be flawless, while still looking completely natural.

High End Photo Retouching
This goes beyond the initial scope of basic retouching and includes things like, swapping heads and body parts, complicated hair adjustments, removing unwanted objects, smoothing clothes, changing background color, changing clothing colors, changing the shape of face and body parts and color grading. 

The selections below detail common considerations that are typically employed when retouching most portrait photography.

These descriptions are provided for informational purposes only and shouldn’t be considered a guarantee your service. Not all of these adjustments are applied to every photograph.

✔ Skin Retouching

✔ Highlight details are recovered. Examples include a white shirt or a shiny patch of skin.

✔ Shadow details are enhanced. Examples include dark clothing and background objects.

✔ Overly bright areas of the image are darkened to make them consistent with the rest of the image. Examples might include bright flowers or leaves that are not central to the subject or the photograph.

✔ Overall image color is fine tune for optimal accuracy.

✔ Conversions to black-and-white or other tones.

✔ Distracting objects behind the subjects head is removed. Examples include poles, wires, and tree branches in outdoor portrait photography

✔ Sensor dust spots are removed.

✔ Skin blemishes are lightened or removed.  This include small moles, pimples, dry skin, sun damage, minor scarring discoloration, large pores, and small groups of freckles.

✔ Prominent birthmarks, scars, or moles are not removed or reduced in prominence.

✔ Unintentional shine, or highlights on nose cheek, and for head areas are reduced or removed.

✔ Wrinkles are lightened but not removed. Wrinkle retouching is typically more aggressive on photographs of female subjects.

✔ Bags under the eyes are lightened.

✔ Prominent vains are lightened.

✔ Nostrils and lips are selectively sharpened.

✔ Eyelashes in pupils are selectively sharpened.

✔ Iris color and contrast are enhanced.

✔ Eyes are whitened and brightened.

✔ Prominent blood vessels are lightened or removed.

✔ Scalp areas slightly visible due to male pattern baldness are darkened.

✔ Scalp areas slightly visible due to male pattern baldness are darkened.

✔ Errant nose, ear, or facial hairs are removed.

✔ Minor flyaway hairs are removed.

✔ Discolor teeth are whitened.

✔ Damage cuticles are repaired and extreme close-ups of featuring hands.

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Email: book.kaphotography@gmail.com | 214.336.2418

Freelance Portrait and Wedding photographer in the Dallas, Texas area and I will travel far and wide to capture that special moment