based in new england & available worldwide

professional photo editing For busy wedding and lifestyle photographers who want to outsource their editing and create more time to intentionally invest in their business and life.

an EDITING EXPERIENCE designed exclusively foR you

owning a photography business means juggling a million things and can feel so overwhelming.

Hey busy photographer!

Imagine being able to wrap up a photo session, transfer your Lightroom catalog to your private photo editor, and then closing your computer and spending your precious time however you choose.

I am devoted to becoming a trusted part of your business team who pours myself into editing your photos with exactly the style and quality you do so you can confidently outsource your work and put some balance back into your business.

let me take the task of editing off your plate

carly

"I LOVE MELISSA! IT'S SAFE TO SAY I MAY BE A TINY BIT OBSESSED WITH HER AND HER WORK! SHE IS SO CREATIVE AND HAS SUCH AN EYE FOR ALL OF IT; SHE IS JUST MAGIC!"

"I LOVE WORKING WITH MELISSA. SHE IS A PROFESSIONAL FROM START TO FINISH WHO POURS HER HEART INTO HER WORK. THERE IS SO MUCH BEAUTY IN EVERY SINGLE PHOTOGRAPH!"

ANGIolina

"MELISSA IS PROFESSIONAL, PATIENT, AND SO MUCH FUN TO WORK WITH. I RECOMMEND WORKING WITH MELISSA BECAUSE SHE IS NOT ONLY FUN-LOVING, BUT HER WORK IS AMAZING!"

kate

Kind Words

GIRL mom, nature lover, book worm

I believe wholeheartedly that life is meant for way more than just working, and it is my life's purpose to inspire others with this mindset. I want to help you find the perfect work-life balance in your business by becoming your photo editing bestie so you can be free to do the things that light you up.

When I am not working away in Lightroom, I love going on roadtrips, hiking, camping, brewery-hopping, and planning my eventual move with my family into a tiny home in the mountains.

let me help you slash your workload & live the balanced life of your dreams

I am passionate about helping busy photographers GAIN BACK their TIME so they can infuse intentionality into their lives.

melissa gaudino

• application of your personal lightroom preset
• image cropping and straightening
• adjustments to exposure, color, and tint
• adjustments to tone and presence
• ADJUSTMENTS to tone curve and HSL
• sharpening and noise-reduction
• Black and white conversions as desired

THIS SERVICE INCLUDES:

The editing package you will receive includes all of the following features with a turn-around time that will keep your business moving and floor your clients. 

This is THE GOOD STUFF — A UNIQUE OUTSOURCING EXPERIENCE CREATED TO FIT YOU

Photo Editing

• Culling
• lightroom spot-correcting
• local graduated, radial, and brush masking

add-ons include:

Additional add-on services are a fantastic way to speed up your workflow, while providing a consistent and high-quality product to your clients.

the extras — take your outsourcing to the next level and add to your editing package

ADD-ONS

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FAqs

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE EDITED CATALOGS back?

Do you offer EDITING IN adobe photoshop?

WHAT IS THE CULLING PROCESS LIKE?

To ensure that you send and receive catalogs exactly when you need them, I do all editing by appointment only. You will have access to a calendar where you can secure the specific dates that you need and never have to wait in a queue or line.

how does appointment-based scheduling work?

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FAqs

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE EDITED CATALOGS BACK?

DO YOU OFFER EDITING IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP?

As an add-on service, I will cull every photograph in your catalog to tell the story of your event. I include images of good quality and pay particular attention to the importance, composition, and variety of each photograph. 

WHAT IS THE CULLING PROCESS LIKE?

HOW DOES APPOINTMENT-BASED SCHEDULING WORK?

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FAqs

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE EDITED CATALOGS BACK?

Edits to your photographs will be made in Adobe Lightroom exclusively.

DO YOU OFFER EDITING IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP?

WHAT IS THE CULLING PROCESS LIKE?

HOW DOES APPOINTMENT-BASED SCHEDULING WORK?

You've got questions, I've got answers.
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FAqs

Portrait catalogs are delivered within 2-4 business days.
Wedding and elopement catalogs are delivered in 5-7 business days.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE EDITED CATALOGS BACK?

DO YOU OFFER EDITING IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP?

WHAT IS THE CULLING PROCESS LIKE?

HOW DOES APPOINTMENT-BASED SCHEDULING WORK?

You've got questions, I've got answers.
Check below to see if your question is one of the most commonly asked.

FAqs

an editing experience tailor made just for you

Outsourcing your work to a private photo editor means investing in building a genuine relationship with a Lightroom expert devoted to learning your exact editing style. Instead of feeling editing overwhelm after organizing and shooting multiple sessions a week, you'll be free to focus on the aspects of your business and life that are most important to you.

From learning your specific editing preferences to applying your personal presets to editing to your precise standards, I have developed a simple and personalized
 system that you won’t know how you ever lived without.

A professional photo EDITOR

WHY YOU NEED

Immediately after you sign on as a client, you’ll receive exclusive access to the private photo editing calendar in which you can select the desired dates you would like your catalog to be edited on. Appointment-based scheduling means that your catalogs will be edited and delivered in the exact time frames of your choosing, with no guesswork involved.

01. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

how this works

It’s time to get ready for your appointment! Before your scheduled appointment date, you will use your favorite software to cull your photographs and then import them into a new Lightroom catalog. If you’ve chosen to add culling services to your package, skip the culling process and create a new catalog with all of the photos from your shoot or wedding.

02. CULL & CREATE cATALOG

how this works

After you’ve created your catalog, you’ll spend some time in it preparing a selection of images that will become models for me to use so that I can match my edits exactly to your style. You will rate and edit the photos that will show me how you edit your pictures across the variety of lighting situations and locations in your photographs.

03. SELECT ANCHOR IMAGES

how this works

To ensure that your files are a manageable size for exporting and sending, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions from me for saving your catalog as a Smart Preview Catalog that will make sending your photographs a breeze. You will upload your zipped catalog file to me via a secured uploader and then receive a confirmation that your file was received. Then it’s time for you to sit back and relax while your catalog gets edited precisely to your editing style and standards for you.

04. pREPARE & UPLOAD CATALOG

how this works

When your catalog is finished being edited for you, you’ll receive an email from me with a link to download your files and explicit instructions for downloading and importing your freshly edited catalog back into your Lightroom software. Woohoo!

05. IMPORT YOUR EDITED CATALOG

how this works

Interested in starting ASAP? Me too. Snag a spot on my client list instantly and let's get started right away. 

become a client today

Claim a risk-free complimentary trial run that includes 100 free image edits to a catalog of your choosing so you can see what private photo editing is all about.

book a free trial run

I know that outsourcing your editing is an enormous step, and I am totally here for you. Get in touch to book a free consultation Zoom so I can answer all of your questions.

schedule a free consultation

limited spots!

choose from three simple ways to get started

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LET'S TAKE THE LEAP TOGETHER!

and create time for the things that matter the most

to infuse intention into your business and life, let go of editing overwhelm,

now is the time

Now booking!

limited client spots available for 2022

ready to get started?

Thank you for considering me for your outsourcing needs! To maintain the highest quality, I take on a limited number of new clients per year to ensure that each is given the attention and quality they deserve.

The form below is very important as it helps me get a sense of who you are and what your photo editing needs are. It's my goal to only work with clients that I am a great fit with so my services can truly help them. To make sure we are an excellent fit for each other, please take a moment to tell me about you and your business.

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