Lightroom Presets

Lightroom Presets – Wedding Fairytale Glow

Happy Monday Lightroom peeps (that’s hip slang for “people” which I’m not sure even makes sense 😉 )

• Before I get to the presets, I’m starting a 5 city tour of the “Lightroom 3 Live” 1-day seminar this week (Phoenix, Indianaplolis, Tampa, Arlington, and Philadelphia). Make sure you’re following me on Google+ and keep and eye out here as I’ll be giving away some tickets to the seminar.

• Now for the presets. Here’s an update and an extra version to a preset I released a while back. I see a lot in family portraits and wedding/engagement photos. There’s two versions: one with a dark edge vignette and one iwth a bright edge vignette (last time I only released the dark edge preset). I find it works best on portraits and photos that tend to be brighter in nature (notice the sky is blown out in the before version already). But give it a try on anything because I’ve seen it work great on close up portraits as well. That’s the cool thing about presets – they’re easy to try and easy to undo if you don’t like it. Let me know what you think.

To install:
1) Unzip the preset zip file on to your desktop
2) Go to the Develop module. NOTE: YOU MUST BE THE DEVELOP MODULE
3) Go to the Presets panel on the left. Right click anywhere in it and choose Import.
4) Select the .lrtemplate files you unzipped in Step 1 and click Import NOTE: DO NOT IMPORT THE ZIP FILE

• Click here to download the presets
• Click here to see a sample of the preset.



  1. Carine 12 November, 2011 at 19:41 Reply

    I’m on the wrong continent for the seminar but just wanted to say thank you for another great set of presets. I was struggling with a set of pictures and these presets are perfect for them. Great work.

  2. Mike Rodriguez 7 November, 2011 at 12:07 Reply

    Cool, Matt. Thanks. I’m doing a couple new-baby shoots coming up, and this one might look nice on a few of the shots. Have a good one, pal.

  3. Brad Genet 25 October, 2011 at 19:32 Reply

    I am signed up for Indy. Already talked one friend to attend as well. Could certainly get another to attend as well.

  4. Richard 25 October, 2011 at 18:45 Reply

    Hello Scott,

    I would love to have the opportunity to attend your Lightroom 3 workshop in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Even thought it will be a 4-5 hrs drive from Virginia, it will be well worth it.



  5. Cynthia 25 October, 2011 at 18:01 Reply

    Hi Matt, would absolutely love to be part of this seminar in Arlington, TX..Im a newbie to the field and still in school, would greatly benefit from this workshop, thanks a bunch:)

  6. Suzanne Mathia 25 October, 2011 at 16:05 Reply

    I am already attending your Phoenix Seminar tomorrow but I would love the tickets to allow a couple of my poverty stricken photography friends to go and share the experience with me

  7. Maria Hoff 25 October, 2011 at 14:44 Reply

    Philadelphia Pa and thanks Matt for all the fun pre-sets I just gotta learn to get the most out of this program. Philadephia is great make sure you go over to Reading Terminal for a great sandwich.

  8. Kathy 25 October, 2011 at 12:48 Reply

    Would love to win the ticket to your Philly class. I just switched to Lightroom and could use all the help I can get!

  9. John Gardiner 25 October, 2011 at 11:23 Reply

    Matt, thanks again for letting us enjoy your passion for these pre-sets.
    It surely helps as a starting point on so many occasions.
    Thanks again, buddy!

  10. Dan Edwards 24 October, 2011 at 12:42 Reply


    You are an absolute legend, thanks so so much for these, I was a back-up photographer at a wedding for the first time last weekend and have been struggling to get the look and feel that I really want on a few images, these presets have hit the nail on the head big time.


  11. bOBBY 24 October, 2011 at 10:12 Reply

    Thanks Matt! Always appreciated. I find that many of the wedding presets work well with baby photos (and vice versa).

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