What is the Signature Finish Service?



Isn’t editing an image and the Signature Finish Service the same thing?

Not really. Editing an image is very different from having an image go through our Signature Finishing service. Editing applies corrections that are made to the photo as a whole. These edits include color (white balance), contrast, saturation, clipping, sharpening, etc. These photos are suitable for viewing, but we wouldn’t consider them final images.

Our Signature Finishing Service applies corrections to very specific areas of each photo individually. Some of these corrections include removing litter, facial acne, special effects, adjusting an image creatively, etc. Signature Finished images are what makes our brand so unique at Adam and Claudia Photography.

Anybody and everyone can get a photographer to edit a photo, but the Signature Finish phase is the part most photographers leave out of their workflow because it is so time-consuming. This wouldn’t be a problem except that the camera companies make cameras that expect the images will be corrected to some extent. You’ll notice that the “out of camera” photos are very plain and unattractive in terms of color and that “wow” factor.

Couple dancing in front of It's a small world in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Couple posed in Carsland Canyon, Disney's California Adventure park

Is this service really necessary and worth the extra cost per image?

In short, that’s up to you. We have had clients in the past be happy with images that had only been through our editing phase. We prefer and encourage the Signature Finish service though, simply because the adjustments make the images look amazing.

Remember these are your memories. You’ll keep these photos for many years and might pass them down as a way for your family to remember you. Wouldn’t you want all your photos to look their absolute best 20 or 40 years from now?

What does this service look like?

You might notice the following characteristics as part of the Signature Finish service:

  • Focus is more visually centered on you
  • Warmer tones
  • More "light" in your photo
  • A beautiful "glowing" look
  • An all around polished finish to your portrait.

Take a look at the examples on this page. Each photo was corrected in a different way, specific to the characteristics of each image. The Signature Finish photos are the epitome of our brand at Adam and Claudia Photography.

Couple in front of the Carthy Circle fountain in California Adventure, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Interested in seeing how your images can look like art?
Check out our Masterpiece Finish Service and view images that will make you say, "WOW" everytime anyone sees them.

Girl Posed in front of Tinkerbell's Pixie Hollow, in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Family Posed in front of Sleeping Beauty's Castle in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Couple posed in front of It's a small world in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Couple posed in the Redwood Forest, Disney's California Adventure park
High School Senior posed in Toon Town in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Ballerina dancer posed in front of It's a small world in Disneyland, Anaheim, CA