Composite images, or images that have been layered on top of one another, have their place. There are conflicting opinions in the photography industry about "over manipulation" of images. I think it depends on the client. While some studios shoot for a more traditional client, other studios are rolling with the times. Seniors today are liking the more edgy and illustrative type of photography...even some brides are liking this. blah, blah, blah...what matters is what works for you and your client. You decide!!
Here are a few of those composite/illustrative style images: