San Diego Photographer

Essential Edit

Being a San Diego photographer entails a lot of things and responsibilities. It’s the job that I thrive in and a talent I put to good use. But, being a photographer takes a lot of work – believe me. And more and more couples (and photographers) understand the demand of the job, so they usually hire a post-production service for their wedding photos. I’ve worked with different experts in this field, but the one I highly recommend is Essential Edit.

Based in Encinitas, CA, Essential Edit is an editing and design service provider for photographers. In a nutshell, the fine folks at Essential Edit handle the cleaning, upgrading, and editing of the raw photos taken by the official wedding photographer. I’ve been a San Diego photographer for years now, and I can honestly say that Essential Edit is the best editor anyone can collaborate with for raw photos – from engagement sessions to the actual wedding to the reception and after party. The company essentially makes the pictures cleaner and more consistent with the wedding theme. 

Essential Edit offers three types of post-production service: photo retouch, color correction and album design using Lightroom editing services. Couples can ask for just one, or for all of these services. One of the things I like the most about the company is their respect for teamwork. Every time we work together, they make sure that they acknowledge my art/design. They work hand-in-hand with the wedding photographer to guarantee that the style and flow of the photos are the same. They are also fast workers with just three to four days’ turnaround time.

The company is owned and headed by Leon Sandoval, a colleague and a long-time friend of mine. He’s been in the business since 2004 and employs a solid team of photo editors that produce excellent work all the time. Leon, himself, is a Photoshop god, apart from being an incredible husband and father of two boys. On a personal note, he is also my Jiu Jitsu partner. I’ve seen him work as both a photo editor and a martial arts practitioner – and I can vouch for his discipline and dedication. 

For photographers who just wish to concentrate on taking photos and leave the editing to the experts, again, Essential Edits is the one. The work of a San Diego photographer is elevated to another level with the help of Leon Sandoval’s Essential Edit. 

Please check Essential Edits website for more information.

Following, you can see a few samples of before and after images. First, you will see the image as it comes out of the camera, the RAW file. After that, you will see what the image looks like after being retouched. 

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