When I was a full-time freelancer, the bulk of my time is spent working for a digital post-production agency, where weddings made up the vast majority of my work (although I did get the occasional photographer submitting vacation photos!). Seriously, I doubt even the editors of Style Me Pretty saw as many weddings as I did. So many weddings.
I've edited for photographers around the world. My biggest regulars were from Michigan, Texas, and Birmingham, England.
I've edited multiple weddings from different photographers at places ranging from The Palms Hotel in Miami to Thorncrown Chapel in Arkansas to Salvage One in Chicago. My most frequent venue, by far, is the Newport Beach California LDS Temple — I've edited wedding shoots there for at least a half dozen different photographers.
Being able to adapt myself to different photographer's styles is one of the satisfying part of my jobs. Bright and warm, cool and dark, vintagey split-toning, VSCO presets, and so on, forever and ever. It's never dull.
I became a full-time freelancer in 2009. My retouching career began in a production line environment for a school portrait company, then I branched out into working with local photographers. Before that, I studied digital arts at Orange Coast College and Golden West College.
Some of my favorite non-wedding photographers include Stephen Shore, Paul Strand, Todd Hido, Juergen Teller, Guy Bourdin, and Sølve Sundsbø.
I have a Pinterest account.
I read Red Carpet Fashion Awards every weekday.
I love disco. A lot. Without even the tiniest bit of irony. Even the stuff of the cheesiest italo variety.
A few favorites (subject to change):
Cerrone: "Hooked on You"
Sister Sledge: "He's the Greatest Dancer"
Sparque: "Let's Go Dancing (Larry Levan Remix)"
Gino Soccio: "Dancer"
Dinosaur: "Kiss Me Again"
Arthur Russell: "In the Light of the Miracle (Danny Krivit Re-Edit)" (not on youtube, sadly)
Tina Charles: "You Set My Heart on Fire"
Herman Kelly & Life: "A Refreshing Love"
Teri DeSario: "Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You"
Brainstorm: "Loving is Really My Game"
Patti Jo: "Make Me Believe in You (Tom Moulton Edit)"
and, of course, the unavoidable Donna Summer: "I Feel Love"