John Allan wrote:
One thing I noticed is that you are blurring skin on the face.
It tends to be a better/more professional asthetic to not blur. It takes a bit more patience and skill in Photoshop to not just blur, but the rewards in quality of your images are well worth it. You might want to visit the retoucher's forum for alternatives to blur.
Hmm...I will have to check some of my LR presets I am using with regard to contrast. It has been a long time since I have used blur for skin. Regardless, the tip for visiting the retoucher's forum is much appreciated.