The Sentimental Storyteller Collection

Dreamy Editing Bundle for Creative Photographers

Pressing the shutter is just the beginning

Breathe warm and whimsical life into your Photography with this free-flowing editing collection for Photoshop CC plus bonus tools for Lightroom. Designed for creative photographers who want to transform their authentic home captures into dreamy, breathtaking portraits, without having to spend hours learning anything new in Photoshop or Lightroom. 

Do justice to the true beauty of the moment with this one of a kind editing  collection which includes the Light Chronicles Photoshop Actions plus bonus Lightroom Presets, Brushes, Textures, Dust & Bubble Overlays, Video Tutorials, E-guide and more...


Transform your image into an emotive, dreamy portrait

You discovered a gorgeous pocket of light in your home and captured an authentic, heartwarming photograph. You know it could look incredible... but what next?

Bringing a portrait like this to life relies on a specific editing process to enhance, tone and sculpt the light. 

The Sentimental Storyteller Collection contains all the editing tools you need to allow your creativity to roam freely, without being distracted by the technical details. Forget a quick “less is more” retouch and discover a whole new love of creative post-production.

Versatile for professionals and intuitive for beginners - all you need is Photoshop Creative Cloud Desktop and this Sentimental Storyteller Collection to get started.

What's included?


Everything you will ever need to breathe a warm, authentic glow into your storytelling images using Photoshop & Lightroom Creative Cloud (CC)

(this bundle is not compatible with earlier versions of Photoshop - you will need PS CC to use this)


100 Photoshop Actions

Transform your images and create stunning, warm storytelling edits from start to finish

Compatible Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) Only



17 Complete start-to-finish editing videos that show you exactly how to use the Actions and presets. Follow along and learn new skills

Watch anytime online


Get up and running right away. Easy to follow instructions to help you import into Photoshop and Lightroom

PDF Download 

Plus online videos





The Narrative Texture Overlay Pack contains 5 fine art textures for adding a rich, tangible finish you can just "reach out and touch"

Compatible with Photoshop




100 Lightroom Presets  

A complete Lightroom edit to create warm and surreal storytelling imagery. Use as a stand-alone or mix with your hand editing

Compatible with Lightroom and ACR




15 Lightroom Classic Brushes  

Specialist Lightroom Adjustment Brushes to paint rich tones, softness and portrait sharpness in Lightroom

Compatible Lightroom Classic (CC) only




57 page e-guide. Packed with tips, styling and shooting hints. Plus editing recipe guides for achieving this style

PDF Download




Mini Sampler Pack. 5 sweet single bubbles to drag and drop into your Photoshop edit

Compatible with Photoshop




Let the dust shimmer in the light. Delicate particle overlays to drag and drop into your Photoshop edit

Compatible with Photoshop

  • Single Payment

    Forget subscription fees. This one-time purchase comes with unlimited free upgrades and is yours for life

  • Instant Access

    Your digital download is sent straight to your inbox right away and is available from your account any time

  • Readily Compatible

    Use with Desktop Photoshop or Lightroom CC. Works on Mac and PC


  • For Photoshop and Lightroom Creative Cloud (not compatible with earlier versions)

+ The Light Chronicles Photoshop Action Set 

+ Cherished Dreams Lightroom & ACR Presets

+ Lucid Lightroom Classic Brushes  

+ Narrative Texture Overlays  

+ Real Bubble Sampler Overlays 

+ Dust Particle Overlays

+ Sentimental E-Magazine 


What are Other Creative Photographers Saying About The Sentimental Storyteller Collection? 

Leave all the rules at the door

Do justice to the true beauty of the moment with this one of a kind post production process.

This editing set takes all the boring sterile, technicality away from the hand-editing process, so you can stay in your free vibe and let the creativity pour into your image without worrying how to do something in Photoshop or spending weeks learning anything new.

You can use these actions, presets and overlays to transform your image into an unforgettable, scroll stopping living portrait that draws the viewer in to the narrative.

The Sentimental Storyteller Collection

Easily transform your authentic home captures into breathtaking portraits

100 Photoshop Actions + 100 Lightroom Presets + 15 Lightroom Brushes + Overlays and more!


Let your creativity lead the way

"I am obsessed with LSP Actions, so much it is all I use for editing my galleries"


World renowned celebrity Newborn Photographer | Global educator and industry leader| Founder of the Baby Belly Beyond Conference

Will this work for me?

See what Photographers are saying over on facebook 

You can add the Sentimental Storyteller collection to your cart here and get instant access so you can start creating these dreamy, warm portraits (even if you're not a Photoshop expert) right away


Meet the creator

Hi, I'm Lauren.

In addition to being an international award-winning newborn and portrait photographer, I’m also known for being an over-achieving, Photoshop obsessed (cheese-addicted, geeky, over emotional, dog loving) mother of four. The main body of my client work is shot in the studio, but when it comes to making personal memories, I love nothing more than finding a little pocket of gorgeous light in the home to capture an authentic, heartwarming moment with the children. 

This huge action, preset and overlay collection contains my own personal editing steps used to create these sentimental storytelling portraits, wrapped up in a versatile, intuitive download. Everything here is user-tested to work on all images. It’s no matter if you shoot raw or jpeg, they will work just as beautifully. 

My goal when creating these tools was to help other photographers—both amateur and professional—feel confident in their work while saving them the immense hassle of editing from scratch, second guessing and starting over. Sounds too good to be true? Just ask any of the 14,000 users worldwide or, check out a few of our latest awards... 

All LSP Actions and presets have been user-tested on thousands of images, pushed to the extreme by the boldest photographers, and are proven to work flawlessly amidst noisy children and Cats who like to prance across your keyboard at all the worst times in all settings, with all images.

Easily transform your candid home captures into breathtaking portraits

With this simple, straightforward editing system of 100 Photoshop Actions + 100 Lightroom Presets + 15 Lightroom Brushes + Overlays and more!


Lauren xoxo

Step-By-Step Video Tutorials

Available to watch anytime online, or download and keep

Come to the site anytime and visit the Video Tutorials page to watch a whole host of easy to follow tutorial videos. 

Everything is covered, from installation and getting started, to in-depth editing and advanced techniques. 

Once you own the Sentimental Storyteller Collection, you can also download the videos to keep.

Easy To Install

Don't let the thought of an import put you off! Actions and Presets are so easy to install, you'll be up and running in minutes

Download a PDF guide that shows you exactly how to import actions into Photoshop and presets into Lightroom with zero hassle. It's super easy, so you can be up and running in minutes.

Prefer video?
Come to the site anytime and visit the Installation page to watch easy to follow videos that show you, step-by-step, how to easily install actions and presets.

Sentimental E-Magazine

Shooting inspiration and editing recipe guide

Download this exclusive PDF Magazine which includes:

- BTS of each featured shot, including camera and lighting settings

- Editing recipes

- Tips, tricks and shooting advice for capturing your own storytelling images around the home 

- and more!

Light Chronicles Photoshop Action Set

For Desktop Photoshop CC (will not work in older versions)


Complete Storytelling Editing Suite For Photoshop Creative Cloud 

(will not function in earlier versions of Photoshop)

The Light Chronicles Photoshop Action set contains every editing step you will ever need to create whimsical, emotive storytelling art pieces. Leave all the rules at the door and let your heart lead the way. This high end action set takes all the boring sterile, technicality away from the hand editing process. You can stay in your free vibe (without worrying how to do something in Photoshop or spending weeks learning anything new) and let the creativity pour into your image. 

• User tested to work on all images. 

• It’s no matter if you shoot raw or jpeg, they will work just as beautifully.

• Non-destructive, they won't effect your original image until you say so

• Mix, match and experiment

• Open, editable layers for further customization

• Versatile and adaptable for Professionals 

• Easy and intuitive  to use for beginners  

Get ready to fall in love with your images

What's inside?

  • 95 Photoshop Actions


    Everything you need to save, snapshot and fix in one place 

• Snapshot 
• Flatten 
• Make A Duplicate Image 
• Save A Copy 
• Clean Up Unused Layers 
• Select & Fix Bonus 
• Create A New Merged Layer 
• All In One Flatten, Snapshot And Save 


    Balance and prepare your image for a gorgeous edit in just a few clicks

• Shadow Rescue 
• Contrast Hit 
• Exposure Down All Over 
• Exposure Lift All Over 
• Slight Matte Contrast 
• Bring Back Highlights 
• Warm Filter 
• Yellows Down 
> Play Them All As A Multi-Layer Base 


    Take control of the lighting and overall mood. Choose to draw attention, brush in the light and darken the background

• Draw Attention Brush Lite 
• Draw Attention Brush Extra 
• Softly Darken Brush 
• Darken More Brush 
• Softly Brighten Brush 
• Brighten More Brush 
• Highlights Down Brush 
• Contrast Brush 
• Sharp Brush 
• Soft Brush 
> Play Them All As A Multi-Layer Base 


    Relish the art process and create a stunningly soft blur (that doesn't leave a halo around your subject) with this guided action

• Divine Blur – Simple 
• Divine Blur Big: 
- Your Subject Selection
- Soft Background Blur 
- Extra Painterly Blur 
- Foreground Blur 
- Contrast The Blur 
- Matte The Blur 
- Darken The Blur 
- Lighten The Blur 
- Color The Blur


    Brush over creamy soft portrait skin with a dewy glow and sharpen those perfect details  

• Painterly Silk Skin Brush 
• Sharp Details Brush 
• Bright Eyes Brush 
• 3D Contrast Brush 
• Delectable Sharpen Brush 
• Brighten Up Face Brush 
• Darken Brush 
• Calm The Skin Tones Brush 
> Play Them All As A Multi-Layer Base 


    This is where it all comes together, in just one click. Will you choose just one, or mix 'n match by layering a few together to create a truly dreamy, unique Signature finish?

• Brown Sugar 
• Burnished Glow 
• Comfort 
• Contrastly 
• Extra Warm Evening 
• Haze For Days 
• Have Faith 
• Lavender Me 
• Nut Butter 
• Pickles & The Pup 
• Radiance 
• Rustic Toner 
• The Nook 
• This Moment 
• Vanilla Cream  
• Warm Cuddles 
• We Lost The Light 
> MIX 'N MATCH - play them all


    Here is where you can add in swoon-worthy sunbeams, background haze, textures, bubbles and portrait enhancements in just seconds

• Light Haze 
• Lens Flare 
• Background Painter 
• Sunbeams 
• Extra Blur 
• Darken Edges 
• Paint Noise Over Banding 
• Add A Dust Overlay 
• Add A Texture 
• Add A Bubble 


    Complete your sentimental portrait with a variety of finishing touches  

• Neutralize Tones 
• Sweet Soft Sharpen 
• Painterly Contrast Boost 
• Strong Contrast 
• A Touch Of Contrast 
• Matte Bumper 
• Mini Matte 
• One Last Warm 
• Cooling Hit 
• Brighten Paint 
• Rescue Darks Paint 
• Lift Shadows Paint 
• Darken Paint 
• Tone Down Highlights Paint 
• Calm The Yellow Paint 
• Tone The Red Paint 


• Facebook Landscape 
• Facebook Portrait
• Instagram 
• Website 
• Convert To SRGB


Fine art, high resolution gorgeous textures to compliment your storytelling imagery
Compatible with all versions of Photoshop

What's inside?

  • 5 Fine Art Texture Overlays

• Texture: Narrate 
• Texture: Fiction
• Texture: Illustrate
• Texture: Simple Grain
• Texture: Yearn


Compatible with all versions of Photoshop

What's inside?

  • 5 Dust Particle Overlays

Each delicate dust overlay is so finely detailed, you may want to zoom in to see the tiny floating particles. 

Each dust layer is a high resolution Jpeg file with a black background. You just need to drop the dust into your image and change the blend mode to screen - follow the video to see how easy it is!


Mini Sampler with 5 individual real bubbles you can add in to your image
Compatible with all versions of Photoshop

What's inside?

  • 5 Real Bubble Overlays 

Each bubble is a high res PNG file with a black background. You just need to drop the bubble into your image and change the blend mode to screen - follow the video to see how easy it is!

Want more bubbles? You can purchase the full LSP Real Bubble Overlay Collection here

Lucid Adjustment Brushes


*Brushes are not compatible with Lightroom CC, ACR or mobile


For Lightroom Classic CC Only
Simply follow the instructions (included) to import the brush files into Lightroom's local adjustment folder and you will be able to use anytime you like in Lightroom Classic. 

Simply choose the brush you'd like to use and softly stroke over your image. Each brush is customizable should you wish and can me tweaked as much as you like!

What's inside?

  • 15 Brushes for LR Classic

• Calm The Tones 
• Contrast Boost 
• Lift & Light 
• Lift Shadows + Save Highlights 
• Dark Deep 
• Divine Blur 
• Heavenly Glow 
• Rustic Orange Glow 
• Hazy Color Change 
• Portrait Softness 
• Clarity & Attention 
• Enhance Iris 
• Sharp Twist 
• Warm touch 
• Cool It

Cherished Dreams Lightroom Presets

For Lightroom & ACR

100 Lightroom Presets

For Lightroom Classic CC | Lightroom CC | ACR
The Cherished Dreams Lightroom Preset Pack contains easily editable, mix 'n match style presets that are are completely customizable for a truly unique edit

Simply import into Lightroom, click a few times and you'll have yourself a dreamy, warm ethereal edit in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw.

Pair with the Lucid Brushes in Lightroom Classic (CC) for a gorgeous, simple, start-to-finish edit that allows your creativity to flow.

What's inside?

  • 100 Lightroom Presets


    One click to change everything. You can tweak further in the develop panel for a truly unique-to-you edit to sync across the gallery. 

1-click image enhance: 
• Balanced 
• Calmly 
• Chronicle 
• Clean Slate 
• Dream 
• Dungarees 
• Enhance 
• Faith 
• Flick 
• Fruit Pastel 
• Gentle 
• Heartbeat 
• Hopscotch 
• Hygge 
• Latte 
• My Tweak 
• Paint Me 
• Pickle 
• Seabreeze 
• Signature 
• Snugbug 
• Splash 
• Subdued 
• Tarnished 
• Time 
• Treasure 
• Velveteen 
• Walnut 
• Wonderlust 
• Woodstock 
• You and I


    Quickly scroll through to perfect and define the preset setting in seconds 

Perfect The Light 
• Lights +1 
• Lights +2 
• Lights +3 
• Lights +4 
• Lights 0 (reset) 
• Lights -1 
• Lights -2 
• Lights -3 
• Lights -4 

White Balance Tweak 
• Automatic 
• Cool 'N Calm 
• Evening glow 
• Midday 
• Pop 
• Soft warm 
• Sundown 
• Yours (reset) 

Little Tweaks
• Blacks +1 
• Blacks +2 
• Blacks +3 
• Blacks -1 
• Blacks -2 
• Blacks -3 
• Blacks Reset 
• Contrast +1 
• Contrast +2 
• Contrast +3 
• Contrast +4 
• Contrast +5 
• Contrast +6 
• Contrast Reset Little Tweaks #2 
• Highlights +1 
• Highlights +2 
• Highlights +3 
• Highlights -1 
• Highlights -2 
• Highlights -3 
• Highlights Reset 
• Matte 1 
• Matte 2 
• Matte 3 
• Matte Reset 
• Vignette 1 
• Vignette 2 
• Vignette 3 
• Vignette 4 
• Vignette 5 
• Vignette 6


    Add an extra element of powerful editing on top with these finishing radial filters. Open the filter to edit and tweak further

• Hope 
• I Know You 
• Looking Glass 
• Love 
• Narrative 
• Sleepy 
• Soft Towel 
• Swaddle 
• Totally Warm 
• Reset The Filter