Editing my photos with Lightroom CC

I’ve partnered with Lightroom to show you how I use the program to achieve my edits! I’ve been editing with Lightroom for about three years now, and there is no editing platform or program that can even compare to it. I use filters that I’ve custom built in the program to create a style and vibe for my imagery. I mainly love the ability to play with colours, and that the quality is always retained in every photo. I’m all about vibrant imagery, and because Lightroom is such a detailed program, it allows you to create any style you like. For the blog, I sometimes prefer my images to be more mellow, as opposed to really vibrant on Instagram, and Lightroom lets me do both.

I love that Lightroom can be for hobbyists, as well as professional photographers. The interface is very straight forward, and once you use it, you’ll never use anything else – trust me! If you want to get started but are a little scared by new programs, Adobe has some great tutorials on YouTube. There’s so much information out there about Lightroom and tutorials, so get on it if you haven’t already to up your photo game!

Some personal tips: I’m always about keeping highlights down, and bringing up sharpness and contrast a little to maintain details and allowing your photo to pop more. I have about 30 filters I’ve developed over time that I use for all different purposes. It’s great to develop your own style and save your edits to maintain a certain look on your images.

See some before and after images below from our stunning trip to Thailand, where basically every nook and every corner was an “insta-worthy” shot.

If you haven’t already, you can start with a free trial, followed by a monthly subscription. Click here for more and to download Adobe Lightroom CC to take your photos to the next level!


  1. jamiechancetravels
    1st June 2018 / 9:50 pm

    Love using Lightroom! Great article too. How did you go about partnering with Adobe?

    • taramilkteaco
      1st June 2018 / 11:06 pm

      Thank you! They approached me to showcase their product, and it was a match made in heaven as I’m obsessed with it already!

  2. 1st June 2018 / 11:12 pm

    Wish you could show everything of one preset 🙂 love your edits! 🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. 2nd June 2018 / 12:07 am

    What an awesome post! I’m editing for quite some time in LR as well, but i definitely need to take it to the next level. Your tones are so beautiful! xx

  4. Eunice
    2nd June 2018 / 1:18 am

    Love it! Will you ever sell your presets or have mobile versions of it?

  5. cindy
    2nd June 2018 / 7:48 am

    Great article! Thank you for sharing

  6. 2nd June 2018 / 8:47 pm

    I really love the way you edit your photos! I’ve been using lightroom for nearly a year now and don’t want to use anything else, ever. For all the reasons mentioned above! 😃

  7. Isabelle
    4th June 2018 / 5:56 am

    Are your presets for sale?

    • taramilkteaco
      4th June 2018 / 6:42 am

      Not yet! I’m working on releasing them soon.

      • kristine
        5th June 2018 / 10:22 am

        OMG! I would definitely buy!

      • Anne Mira
        18th November 2018 / 10:29 pm

        Do you already know when? I would buy them immediately!

      • Maria
        28th June 2019 / 10:13 am

        Can’t wait to get my hands on them!

  8. Lauren
    5th June 2018 / 11:48 am

    what camera do you shot with?

  9. Lauren
    5th June 2018 / 11:51 am

    what camera/ lens do you shoot with?

  10. g
    14th June 2018 / 9:47 am

    Please, teach us more details about how to obtain that awesome photos!

  11. 29th August 2018 / 12:19 am

    Your photos inspired me so much to start blogging and editing my travel photos!

  12. Anne Mira
    20th November 2018 / 5:26 am

    Still waitin for the release of your presets hope it will be soon! love your pics!

  13. Anna Maer
    7th February 2019 / 10:34 pm

    What camera do you use?😍

  14. Audrey
    21st February 2019 / 11:48 pm

    Hi beautiful tara. May I know your favourite go-to camera and lens please? Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful moments through pictures. 🌺

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