I use Lightroom and Photoshop in my studio to make people look better. I don’t make major changes to my images, but I often touch-up lines around the eyes and mouth, remove stray hairs, soften shiny spots on the cheeks and forehead, and reduce the appearance of blemishes. I also adjust the color & contrast of images to make them look a little more interesting, or more realistic. I also like to play around with photos by adding an artistic touch to give the image a different look that helps define my style as a photographer.
As you can see, these images are pretty nice looking straight out of the camera. The ‘after’ images just have a more polished look and have a little more ‘pop’ to them.