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Best Lightroom Presets for Portraits

Written by Sasha Bell

We¬†love taking portrait photographs – taking portraits is so much fun we are always surprised how even when I go and take portraits in the very same place, it always looks completely different. ¬†ūüôā

Some of the questions we get asked a lot about our processing is…

  • What are we using at the moment?
  • What do we suggest using for portraits?
  • What our favourite Lightroom Presets are for portraits

So, here’s a list of our favourites…

What Lightroom Presets we¬†use…

With each season the light changes, which means the processing changes too.

So the processing products I use will change from time to time.

However, everything we use, is available on this website – ¬†after all,¬†“we only sell, what we use”… so if something doesn’t work for us, we won’t release it!

Portrait Photography РTop 3 Lightroom Presets we use:

  1. Whipped Cream Lightroom Preset

Has quickly become a HUGE favourite of ours. Originally for Photoshop (see Whipped Cream Photoshop Action), since releasing it for Lightroom, we have been using it like crazy Рon all sorts of photographs, from portraits, to landscape, to indoor shots too!

Here is one of many photographs, processed with the delicious Whipped Cream!


Dreamy Portrait is dedicated specifically for portrait photographs if you look at the before and afters you will see how it adds a lovely dreamy glow to portraits which is quite unique to this preset.

It’s beautiful for for all year round¬†photography. We usually go straight to it when we are¬†processing portraits, because we know the results will be great!


The name pretty much says it all. We love using it on photographs it makes the whole photograph light up with soft pastel tones when you use it and it gives that wonderful hazy dreamy effect.

Here is another portrait, processed with the very popular Soft Pastels Lightroom Preset!


Lightroom Presets for Portrait Photography and MORE

Take a look at our full range of Lightroom Presets Рas we demonstrate day in, and day out, they are really invaluable to us, and we absolutely love these Lightroom Presets for all types of photography, as shown here Рthese presets work on portraits, to food and much more.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Download our FREE Radiant Glow Lightroom Preset

–¬†This Lightroom Preset works for a¬†wide variety of subjects, including portraits, nature, animals, landscape etc

– Download this Radiant Glow Lightroom Preset to get a taster of how¬†fantastic¬†The Bell¬†Sisters’ Lightroom Presets are to use on your photography.

Below is a before and after of Radiant Glow Lightroom Preset:

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