i shoot RAW so things will always have to be adjusted later. a little oopmf is necessary :)
these of my daughters didnt need much editing. just a little white balance adjustment and some fill light.
in these next 2 examples, all of my settings were set for backlighting :) so when i ran up and took a shot *down* at them, i just had to adjust it later :)
this little cutie ran off to the left through the flowers :) as you can see the light was behind her but to the RIGHT more - so, again, quick fix.
this session was done on a cloudy day. which, surprisingly, can be super "bright" since clouds reflect. so after a few quick adjustments, you can make it look warm and inviting.
I think its fun to show before and afters for a few reasons -- 1. that almost perfect shots can be made in camera. 2. that not so perfect shots can be fixed later no problem (especially when shoot in RAW). A bump here, some warmth there... and you have a photo that you truly love :)
I can blog some before and afters of your photos if you'd like - just email them to firstname.lastname@example.org