No one is picture perfect, right?  Okay, one could make the argument that, after all, models like Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks are pretty picture perfect.  But you’d have to agree that they, and others like them who are paid to look perfect, are more the exception than the norm.

If you’re one of the many who isn’t a runway model and is having your portrait done, you might consider retouching.  Retouching is an art; as much an art, in fact, as capturing the initial image and your photographer may also be skilled at retouching. While wrinkles, blemishes and dimples make us who we are, these are just a few of the facial traits that we’d sometimes prefer to “do without.”  Especially when it comes to being captured on film for posterity.

So, when does retouching come into play?  As we mentioned earlier, those facial traits such as wrinkles and dimples, make you who you are.  Do you want to eliminate them from your portrait?  Perhaps.  Michael Broyles can do that for you. He calls it “digital botox,” and using a design program called Photoshop, he can make you look years younger… even remove a tatoo, as you can see from the above images.  Or, say you look at the proofs and feel that your eyeshadow (you women, of course) wasn’t as perfect as you’d like.  He can adjust that too.  Want slightly higher cheekbones or thinner eyebrows?  You got it!  This is the magic of retouching, when done by a true professional.

Oh, and by the way.  Those Heidi Klum and Tyra Banks Vogue magazine cover shots: Who’s to say that they weren’t retouched… just a tiny bit?