Before I begin, let me state that we are not currently expecting, but it’s something else we’re super excited about!
So remember the free presets we shared as a newsletter opt-in?
Well, it seems quite a few of you have been loving those and I am so overjoyed about that. Presets are a real, time saver and help in allowing for you to be able to save time on editing photographs, which is always a plus. In fact, when editing photographs from different trips and shoots, I have go-to presets that I used to edit my photography. While I end up making tweaks to every photograph depending on the lighting, having presets that I can use each time depending on the settings and lighting helps carve a lot of time off of the total amount it usually takes me to edit photographs.
Part of the reason why I started creating and using my own presets was that I was looking for a particular type of vibe for my photographs. I wanted light and airy in some shoots without compromising my complexion. I wanted bright and moody photographs for my city settings that didn’t end making me look grey.
I wanted airy photography, but I didn’t want to compromise my skin tone for it.
I wanted photography that was airy in composition but still embraced the darker hues in the photographs.
You could create a preset that looks amazing on most of your photographs but then when applied to someone else who may not have had as much natural light or a subject with a different tone, it may take a little modifying to make it perfect. That’s one of the reasons why I say presets are not “one-click” presets. They save a ton of time because most of the work is done for you, but you will normally always have to make minor edits to ensure that it’s coming out the way you want it to, but I digress.
So, I began creating my own presets, playing around with different settings in hopes of accomplishing that.
This has been a labor of love and certainly a project that has taken a while because just when I feel like I’ve gotten the pack perfect, I’ll take another photo in different lighting and say, “this looks better.” It’s been a lot of trial and error and a whole lot of deleting presets that after revisiting it weeks later have felt like they weren’t worth selling. That last statement brings to the announcement we wanted to make.
We’re selling presets!
This may not be an exciting piece of news for some of you, but for me, it’s been something I’ve wanted to do, but always felt like mine weren’t good enough to sell. There are some amazing presets out there, so what could I offer to that equation right? In some ways, the fact that so many of you have been grabbing our free presets has given me a bit of confidence to take that step and begin sharing some of the presets I created that I actually use with you, today.
I’m really excited to be sharing with you presets we’ve actually used for our photographs for your enjoyment. Let’s get into the details!
WHAT DO YOU GET IN A PACK?
For each pack, you will receive roughly two XMP Lightroom presets for you to use for your personal or professional photographs. The packs with more than two presets will be priced accordingly, but most of them will be no more than two so that you can create a cohesive feel in your photography. These presets cannot be resold as your own, but you are welcome to use them for your photography!
These presets are also different than the ones you receive in our free pack as we took more time creating them and trying to use them in multiple settings.
Each preset will follow a certain theme based on the location of the photographs. For example, some packs will be themed after cafes with the intention of them being used in an indoor or outdoor cafe. Some packs will be themed after New England, which those presets are brighter and a little airier. While you’re welcome to use these anywhere, the names around based on the areas in the photographs we’ve used or would recommend using these preset(s) on it.
WILL THESE PRESETS ACCOMMODATE FOR EVERY SHADE?
As I’m writing this, unfortunately, they do not. While the goal is eventually to work towards that, I cannot promise that it will and that you won’t need to make some modifications when doing certain shoots since it depends on things such as the lighting, the amount of white space in your photograph, and the environment. However, I will say that they work with plenty of skin tones as I’ve used these presets on photoshoots of myself, my husband, family, and friends. For privacy reasons, the photographs featured in our shop will only feature us, however.
WHAT’S THE COST?
Each preset will vary in cost depending on the amount of presets and the overall time it took me to create them. I usually try to keep them pretty affordable though because I don’t think it’s fair to charge $50 for two presets that are supposed to make editing easier.
WHERE CAN I BUY THEM?
You can view and purchase our presets by clicking here or shopping some of our presets below! Here you’ll be able to find all of our presets we are currently selling. Keep in mind though that since they are digital downloads, we, unfortunately, cannot issue refunds or returns. We hope that you like them!
We’re so excited to share our presets with you! If you buy them, feel free to send us a link of it being used as we’d love to see it on your beautiful photographs. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions in the meantime!