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Nov 05, 2008

About Me

I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years and have been retouching for over 10 years now.  I professionally retouch photographs for professional models and pageant participants all across the country and the world. I have retouched photos for Miss America, Miss USA, Mrs. Brazil, Miss Caribbean and for many title holders in the United States.

My main philosophy is to do just enough retouching so that the picture looks brilliant, and that you have to struggle to recognize that it was retouched in the first place.  All the photographs that I retouch always maintain the depth and character of a real person, with the touch ups that make the picture look amazing.
And my guiding principle is that my job is not done until my client is completely happy. 
My quality is very high and my rates are very reasonable.
If you like my work, please send me a message, I'll be happy to work with you.

To see more samples and view my gallery please visit: OR Click on samples or gallery photos up to two times to enlarge.

To keep things simple my charge for MM members is $10.00 only!
I accept Paypal. My Paypal address is: [email protected]

You can also use this address to email me your photos!

Here are some testimonials from my clients:

I am thrilled with the work did on my daughter's photograph.  Youval's professionalism and knowledge of his trade as it applies to the pageant industry cannot be surpassed.  He was as concerned with the end product as I was making it apparent he takes great pride in his work.  Everything about the service is great – cost, workmanship, response time. is part of our pageant preparation from now on.

Dian Snyder
Stow, Ohio

My name is Doug Harper, I am a certified professional photographer both in fashion in New York from the Creative Black Book.  I do mostly Family portraits and Weddings in Annapolis as I am semi-retired.  I have experience with Time Magazine National Geographic with M. E. Warren for three (3) years and at the White house news photographer. I have film experience 4x5" to 35mm and Digital.

I am impressed to no end with the skill at:   

I work with 6x7cm and like that kind of quality.  Digital by Mr. Krigel was able not only to do my Executive and Business Portraits but also Beauty shots.  I give him full permission to use any images I may have with him.
And for commercial

Thank you for outstanding work Mr. Krigel at:

Doug Harper  former  member:  ASMP  PPA    WPPI    ASP  SPAR

And in the "Creative Black Book" of New York as a Fashion and
Commercial photographer.

God Bless.

As the mother of a 17 year old daughter who does both modeling and pageants it was very important to me that I keep my daughter looking age appropriate and not over done.  Well, that is exactly what Youval has done.  He has taken her pictures which were beautiful to begin with and touched them just where they needed to be. Most importantly he has kept her looking like her.  Her pictures are amazing and she won photogenic in the last pageant she did with her new pictures.  I can't thank Youval enough for his outstanding work and pride he puts into his work!

Nicole Brunetti
New Jersey has always provided me with quality work and has been nice enough to change anything I was not completely happy with.  I would recommend them to anyone!
Kristin Morrison
Miss West Virginia USA 2005

I needed to have some touch ups done on some photo's and I needed them fast...I e-mailed Youval and he e-mailed and called me at home and I had my pictures within hours...he really saved me and I met the deadline !!!!  Fantastic work and highly recommended !!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks a million smile

Michele, MA
Mrs. Massachusetts 2007
May 2007

I can't thank you enough for the incredible work you have done with my pictures! You are truly very talented and have such a kind way. I know I was hard to please! You catered to my every whim! My pictures are stunning! I will certainly have more work for you in the future. I will recommend you to anyone who has pictures to be perfected!
You kept my natural beauty in tact while getting those less than perfect spots completely out of the picture! Wow!!

Thank You So Much,

Erica Baker
Mrs. Massachusetts

Hi Youval,
I just wanted to thank you and everyone at PageantRetouching for the fine job you did on my pictures. I was in a real bind when I had to get my photoshoot pics submitted for a magazine article and the lighting in the pictures was awful! I only had two days to get my pictures looking their best. Not only did PageantRetouching deliver my retouched photos in 24 HOURS, but Youval worked with me until I got exactly what I wanted-even if it meant doing it three times! The article just got published and my pictures look great! Thanks, PageantRetouching!

Amaris Acosta
Miss New York United States 2007
May 9, 2007

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I have professionally retouched photos for:
Miss America
Miss USA
Miss Caribbean
Mrs. Brazil
Mrs. Puerto Rico
New York
West Virginia
New Jersey
New Hampshire
New Mexico
And more...