Editing has been a huge journey for us over the years and as we've grown our business and evolved as artists our editing has evolved with us. To be honest, the evolution has been more of a struggle at times, trying to get the tones that we've always wanted in our images, creating those beautiful deep dark blacks that don't consume our images but help accent them, and making sure we have skin tones that are flattering to each of our couples. It was almost a trifecta of frustration at times as we'd purchase presets, try them on our images and then feel really disappointed with the final result never quite getting us the look we wanted. Eventually we found ourselves staying up late nights editing and creating our own presets that achieved the look and feel that has always inspired our hearts, the colors and blacks that we fall in love with when we admire the dutch masters. This lead us to creating a few key presets that have truly brought our images to life, telling the story of our couples and who we are as artists all in one.
Our presets are a true representation of our journey and years of honing in our style and we are so excited to share the final result with you. Our presets are all about contrast and color, channeling the dutch masters and their use of black in their paintings into the images we create. Our presets will desaturate images slightly while adding a pop in the blacks as well as trying to balance out overpowering colors like blue, green, and yellow in our images and the spaces we typically find ourselves creating in. We photograph the majority of our weddings and sessions on the East Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region surrounded by woods, open fields, and in major metropolitan cities. So we've developed our presets to work in all of these conditions seamlessly to create consistency in our images.
These are not one click presets, we want these presets to be a starting point for your vision, something that helps you bring your vision even closer to what you've always imaged your images would look like. To get the editing you've always imaged though always starts in camera, getting your exposure correct first according to your personal style and taste (we tend to underexpose our images), so please do not expect our presets to make poorly exposed images look like master pieces.
We shoot on Canon 5D Mark IV's and Canon 5D Mark III's using the 35mm f/1.4L, 85mm f/1.2L, and the 135mm f/2.0L. Our presets are Lightroom & ACR compatible | All purchases are final and non-refundable due to being a digital download.
WLE COLOR1 is our main preset that has evolved and changed with us as we've grown as artists and we use it on the majority of our images. It adds contrast and warmth to our images as well as providing deep blacks, contrast, and brings back detail in the highlights of our images. We've found that with minor tweaks this preset works on all of our couple's skin tones and in any lighting situation.
WLE COLOR2 preset is what we will use to cool down the shadows of our images, it is a mixture of blue shadows and a slight pink tone, with muted highlights and deep blacks. This is a great preset to warm up with the temperature slider if you like warmer skin tones.
We have always been a huge fans of black and white images, we love the contrast between the deep blacks and the whitest whites. WLE BW1 is our main black and white preset that has more contrast to it, the blacks are going to be deeper and highlights are brighter.
WLE BW2 preset is more muted, the highlights are going to be more faded and though the blacks are deep they are going to be faded a little, as well as a slight bit of grain added. This preset is great for when you are looking for a little bit of a softer transition from darks to light and when you want that more muted highlight look to your images.