When choosing a photographer, one of the most important things to consider is their retouching. Retouched photos can make or break a perfectly good image if not done well. Photos can be overly retouched or not enough, even alter the way the subject looks when the liquify tool is over used. My goal as a boudoir photographer is to make my subject look their best without making them something there not. I use frequency separation for boudoir photo retouching when editing skin tones and removing imperfections, such as wrinkle, scars, acne, and smoothing out uneven skin tones and blotchiness. This allows me to polish the skin without making my subject look plastic. The use of the liquify tool in my retouched images is used sparingly, for I do not believe in altering your body shape. The liquify tool is awesome for correcting skin bulges caused by lingerie, and shaping body parts pressed against it's self and hard surfaces. Another question to ask yourself when choosing a boudoir photographer is, do you like the overall look of their work, is their work consistent? Do they use a lot of filters? Does the photo look timeless and in focus? While applying photo filters are fun and can create some nice looks, be careful they don't look "trendy." When I retouch client images, I like to give them a few options to choose from, such as natural (meaning without filters), black and white, and a subtle filter applied. Below are samples of before and after boudoir images I've retouched for my clients.