Foto Friday Magic! Another Secret Revealed...

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

How I Got My New Image 

With a little help from Tristan during a professional baby shoot I was able to capture this picture below to use as my professional profile image.  He puts a special twinkle in my eyes. This photo is the outcome. 


I have already changed my website, and ActiveRain as well as TourFactory. When looking at the picture, there was a different type of projection.

It became obvious to me that being around family puts that twinkle in my eyes.  A professional photo shoot when no family is around changes my look completely.  It's just not the same!

My husband saw what I saw and told me he thought he might be able to crop out

my little pumpkin to make a profile pic we could use for Sedona real estate



He went back to Aperture, which is a Mac program that is no longer updated or

supported by Mac. It has a pretty good retouch or clone brush. That is what was

used to eliminate Tristan from the picture.  The sweater and background were

added back in plus a few strands of hair and then the picture was cropped and

exported to the desktop. 


After those adjustments were made, he did a horizontal flip using another Mac

program called Preview. I can use the different "flips" to make it look like a

different pose using the same picture. 


The final touch-up was using a dodge brush to lighten the sweater area. This

picture was imported into Lightroom and the sweater was lightened and

sharpened up. 


Tristan & Sheri



As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with "World Class Service" and that "personal touch" while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today's market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. - Sheri Sperry -



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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I like it and like the joy that you share through your smile and eyes. He did a great job making it a profile photo with his editing.

May 19, 2017 08:34 PM #2
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well all I can say is Sherry love the new MUG:)) see if you could submit it to Dick Greenberg  contest, I know he said buildings but this is worth the exception:))Endre

May 19, 2017 10:14 PM #3
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - indeed it is a beautiful picture. Did not know so much goes into it.

May 19, 2017 10:22 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

The end justified the means. Your husband is an artist Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

May 19, 2017 10:41 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's some amazing editorial work.  I've heard wonderful things about Lightroom.  

May 20, 2017 03:15 AM #6
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love the photo. Thank you for sharing the tips.

May 20, 2017 03:24 AM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sheri.  Do you think he could add some hair on me?  LOL

May 20, 2017 03:47 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheri, this is so impressive. Your husband is a pro! You really do have a twinkle in your eyes, beautiful photo.

May 20, 2017 04:39 AM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Great looking photos, Sheri.  I think you'll get some good feedback from them.

May 20, 2017 04:49 AM #10
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, that is some amazing editing from your husband, I would not be able to crop that out as well as he did.  I love the twinkle in your eyes!!!

May 20, 2017 06:22 AM #11
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sheri. I love this picture: actually both the before and after. Great job.

May 20, 2017 06:49 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Many of us need to update our profile photographs.

Thanks for sharing this editing experience.

May 20, 2017 07:13 AM #13
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Sheri -- very nice and I appreciate the behind-the-photo story too.   

May 20, 2017 09:34 AM #14
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

Joy and happiness spills out of your eyes.  How awesome is that!

May 20, 2017 09:45 AM #15
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I thought that when I looked at your profile picture it was changed. I think this new one is great.

May 20, 2017 02:53 PM #16
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Sheri - Photo editing tools can make a lot of fine adjustments, but that twinkle is all yours. Nice photo!

May 20, 2017 03:34 PM #17
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

It is true - your grandchild lights up your eyes - I noticed that too. As for your photograph - I think it's absolutely beautiful, very professional, you look alert and eager to get any job done successfully. 

May 20, 2017 06:49 PM #18
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


That a great photo of you with your grandson.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

May 20, 2017 07:47 PM #19
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Sheri!  I was going to mention yesterday that I LOVE your new photo!  I had no idea you had photoshopped it at all - AMAZING results!  You're so gorgeous and that twinkle in your eye is most definitely evident in the photo with Tristan. GREAT job!

May 21, 2017 05:23 PM #20
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

That is very clever, being able to flip it around and good editing. The photo looks great and yes your eyes do sparkle and it is a very inviting photo.

May 23, 2017 08:05 AM #21
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