Retouching & Artwork

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For even more pleasing results from your precious photographs, we offer extensive retouching services.


Everything from fixing blemishes to removing boats from the background is available directly from Jarvis Photography.

Our services are quick and affordable with outstanding quality guaranteed and convenient online delivery.

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The most common type of retouching we perform is skin smoothing…everything from blemishes to racoon eyes. We take the time to do it right, delivering finished images that look realistic without the over-retouched plastic look that bulk retouchers provide.

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Since nearly all of our photography is done on location, we often encounter windy days here at Lake Tahoe. Don’t let a few strands of stray hair detract from your favorite images! We are both very skilled at minimizing or removing stray hair. Some tasks are more complicated than others, so please contact us and we will give you a quote on fixing stray hair in a particular image.

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We often use flash when photographing outdoors at Lake Tahoe so that we have a nice pleasing light on your faces and we are still able to see the beautiful backgrounds behind you. As you know, some eyeglasses catch the flash. We can fix it with retouching!

As with many projects, some images are easy and some can be very complicated…give us a call and we will take a look at the images in question and give you a quote to have the glare removed.

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You know that one photo where everyone else looks great but one person blinked? All we need is a suitable source image with the eyes open and we can make that one photo perfect!

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Sometimes it takes more than just fixing the eyes to create a perfect composite photograph. Perhaps the young child in the group turned his head (Look, a duck!). So long as we have a good source image, we can merge heads or whole bodies together so that everyone is looking their best in your most important images.

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Our retouching services are very, very extensive and we are able to accomplish nearly any task you can dream up for us 🙂

From removing background boats to inserting a relative who was not present on the day of the wedding or portrait, we have the expertise to accomplish even the most challenging retouching requests.

For more complex projects we bill on an hourly basis; please contact us for a quote on your specific project.

pricebox_muchmoreThe best way to order is by telephone. That way we can open the images while we are on the phone with you and discuss the particulars of your retouching project. Ideally you would be in front of your computer as well with the images open on your machine.

If you are not able to call us during business hours, please feel free to send us an email with your retouching requests and we will get back to you with any questions.Q. How do I know if I need Basic or Extensive retouching on my image?
A. Retouching is a very time-consuming process. Obviously a single blemish can be removed pretty quickly whereas a more extensive breakout is going to take a lot longer to fix. The best way to determine cost is to give us a call and we will evaluate the particular image and give you a quote.

Q. How long does it take?

A. Most projects are completed in less than a week. Larger projects or projects that come in during a busy period will take longer. We will keep you updated on the status of your job.

Q. How will my finished images be delivered?
A. We deliver elecronically through our website. When you project is finished we will send you an email with instructions on downloading the finished image files. The system is quick and easy.

Q. What will be the format of the files I download?

A. You will receive four copies of each image we retouch: high-resolution color, high-resolution black and white, email-resolution color, and email-resolution black and white.