Wedding Smiles is a free Lightroom preset that brightens and intensifies tones in wedding photos. Its high-contrast look effectively reflects the emotions of the special occasion. It also generates an ethereal glow that works best in portraits.
Try this filter on a series of wedding photos. Wedding Smiles preset works best on outdoor captures, as it takes advantage of the available natural light. You can also therefore apply it on any outdoor scene. Because of a boost in brightness, you will not need to worry about losing a shot over an overcast weather.
Brightens and Adds Dramatic Contrasts
Bright and Bold. This preset creates bold highlights and intensifies whites. This helps feature the bride's intricate wedding dress. Notice how this adjustment also smoothens the couple's skin tone.
In stark contrast to this, shadows and blacks are deepened. You can see how the groom's suit and hair are now darker in the After photo.
If you are looking a bold wedding preset, this is the one to go for. The intensity of tones are sure to make every shot dramatic and memorable. For instance, you may choose to share these pictures in Instagram any time, and they will always appear as captivating.
Deepens Green Tones for an Ethereal Feel
Bright Outdoors. This is where the Wedding Smiles preset shine: destination wedding captures. Lush greens would, after all, often serve as the backdrop of these outdoor wedding pictures. In addition to the striking hues, this preset adds a green tint to underscore the natural vibrance of the wedding venue. With this, the preset amplifies the festive mood.
In the After photo above, you will notice how the vivid green tones give an impression of a sunny and cheerful weather. The background and the bride's bouquet look fresh and radiant, too.
Sets a Cool Color Temperature
Cool Tones. Wedding Smiles further enhances the mood of the picture by decreasing the color temperature. The After image, now has a tinge of blue. Colors now appear darker and richer. See how this change significantly underscores the mood of the photo. The added vignette contributes to this as well.
If there are harsh shadows in your picture, try using this preset to moderate them. Although they may appear darker, the brightening tweaks will balance out some tones.
Accentuates Details and Sharpens Textures
Clear and Crisp. Wedding Smiles preset further transforms wedding photos with its custom tone curve; highlights and shadows are modified to generate the distinct depth and dramatic look. This sets the stage for all the elements in the shot.
We must remember that every wedding setup is filled with fine details that the photographer must capture. Arrangements, motif, clothing, and some ornaments decorate the moment. Because of this, Wedding Smiles increases the sharpening of photos. You can see it how it improves the details in the After photo above. The bouquet and the woman's dress now look more defined.
Wedding Smiles is for Lightroom Mobile, Desktop and...
Like all our presets, you can absolutely use Wedding Smiles as is, right out of the box. With any preset, you might need to make adjustments to accommodate your specific camera, settings, lighting and subject matter.
- Entirely Adjustable
- Compatible with Lightroom 4, 5, 6 and CC
- Performs with both PC, Mac and Mobile
- Applicable to both RAW and JPG images
- 100% Free
This free Lightroom preset was last updated on September 6, 2019