Fashion Portrait - Lauren Staub Pt. 2 | Emily McGonigle Photography

Hey friends,

I'm back again with the second installment of my recent session with Lauren Staub.

I'm just gonna go ahead and cut to the chase with this one, because I have A LOT more images to edit and share with you all, and blogging time is editing time... or something like that... ha.

For Lauren's second look, we had her channel her inner Beyoncรฉ, and BOY... did she bring it.


She killed it. She killed that shoot.

And to give credit where credit is due: Hair and makeup was done by the lovely Ana Liza Witham (, and I'd like to give Matthew Simmons a shoutout for being an awesome help and great entertainment on set, as always.


I got bored and decided to screen capture my retouching process of the last image. I chose that one specifically, because while I really liked that image, there was initially a large second of hair caught under Lauren's necklace that no one on set noticed for a few frames (Hey... we were really hyped up and excited to notice, okay? We caught it eventually. That's what matters, right?). If your'e curious to see what my retouching process looks like (speed up to 200%, haha), have a look at the video below!

I tried my best to label the various techniques and tools I used as I went along, but if anyone has any questions, feel free to ask!


Emily McGonigle Photography is a Franklin and Nashville Portrait Photographer, and can be contacted for booking inquiries here.