Ok, I’m going to skip over the technical stuff and briefly explain what retouching is and isn’t , in terms that hopefully everyone will understand.
1. No image is perfect at its creation, regardless of how good the lighting was or how famous the photographer that took it!
2. Photo retouching is not the same as photo manipulation, which can be confused with highly criticised shots of celebrities and fashion models that appear on magazine covers with perfectly silky skin and toned bodies.
3. Photo retouching in wedding photography does not mean making arms look skinnier, tightening of the waist, tummy tucks, wrinkle elimination, making someone look 20 years younger, chin removal and so on…. you get the point.