The trade-off


Under the Almost Fantasy luxury line, each image is attended to one at a time and treated by hand to professional high-end enhancements. This includes removing distractions, softening or brightening skin, creating a composite (if, for example, three faces are great in photo A, but four more are best in photo B), enriching the color, and adjusting the perspective to compensate for lens warp or simple vanity.


Naked files have none of this.


Let me show you the difference!

To see what you lose, Flip through these before and after examples

DIY


If the differences between the before and after versions don't seem important enough to you, or you know you can do the same on your own, or you'd rather just pay for a few to be vanity edited later but have them ALL to look through immediately, then this style of workflow might be for you!

AND VIDEO?

Mp4 sounds familiar, right?


You will receive an SD card with unedited video holding between 35 and 200 short MP4 clips of video (depending on how long we were there). The audio won't be great (great audio deserves a separate, independent mic), so if you have a program with sync options like Adobe Premiere and can DIY your video, we recommend wearing an independent lapel mic to capture sound and sync the files later. For posterities' sake, most people consider the audio "just fine". But I would absolutely recommend knowing the difference and why the difference matters. (These details are why consultations are required for any "naked files" purchase.)

SD card files open on A COMPUTER one clip at a time like this:


When I edit,

which in your case I WON'T be doing, I take those clips through multiple programs that look sort of like this:

Keep in mind,


if the above programs are not something you can understand, you'll be stuck with ownership of 35-200 MP4 clips as in the first image. You can watch those as they are, or you could hire an editor later down the road. Hiring an editor later allows you to diversify your spending and save money during the year of your wedding. Watching the clips as they are is an option that seems fine to a lot of people who are used to cell phone clips or don't think the finished product is AS necessary as preserving the memories.