I like to add a little razzle dazzle sometimes and some great apps to use (I have both android and apple) are android Insta bokeh, iOS bokehful, and android Glixel… it’s also easy to add bokeh and sparkle in photoshop when you know what you want and want to have full control yourself. people do sell bokeh and twinkle light overlays and such, just have to google it. as far as your own color and tone editing in Lightroom,.. just dive in and slide things around. when you find something you did that you like, you can save it as a preset.
something else the really makes a photo style is what you shoot - seems simple enough - but like in this photo, I wanted it kinda of dark and more moody and so I shot with just the light to one side and on a dark blanket. if I wanted the more bright and cheery I would turn her face a little more to the light and also use lighter tones, make sense?
and like always, this is just something I do and doesn’t mean it’s the right or wrong way. I taught myself photography and so if I can do it, anyone can do it. you just gotta spend the time to research and then play and then research and then play and play some more. have fun and let me know if you have questions on this edit or any other edits.
and an outtake because clearly taking photos is a tiring job…
you can see here where I am standing on a stool over her legs.