A lot of you commented on Monika & Nicholas's wedding a few posts below this--all antique glamour and desaturated color. I can tell you now that EVERY single one of those images was processed with my sneak preview of the BRAND NEW Totally Rad Actions: The Revenge which came out yesterday!
I know I'm friends with the Boutwells and all, but there's no way I would promote these actions so heavily if they weren't my new most favorite thing in the whole world. Since a few weeks/months back when I first started getting Doug's previews, I've been basically obsessed with them. Honestly, I feel like they've allowed me to step up my style and make my images look the way I see them in my head.
I thought you might like to see a few before/after shots of the Monika & Nicholas wedding below. I tried to remember everything I did to them, but you may have to play a bit to achieve the same results! The originals are on top, the adjusted are on the bottom. All of my original images are jpeg's straight out of camera (yes, I shoot BW in camera):
This one has Sparta, Get Faded Autumn, and was adjusted by me in the Color Balance layer:
This one had pro retouch from the old set of actions, Sparta, and Warm it up Kris from the old actions:
My favorite: Pro Retouch, Claire-ify, Get Faded Autumn, and a bump in contrast by me: