Looking Good in Photos: Color and Pattern

July 03, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

When it comes to pictures of people, I always recommend that people choose colors that complement their skin tone (cool, warm, or neutral). When in doubt, match/coordinate with your eyes – you know, the color that makes them pop!

I also recommend staying away from patterns near your face. Why? Here’s an experiment for you. Pick up a clothing catalog, and flip through it. What is your eye drawn to: the model’s face, or the clothing? Clothing companies know that patterns tend to draw attention! In portraits, however, I want your beautiful face to be the highlight of the picture.

If you are attending an event that you know will mean your photograph might be taken, keep this tip in mind while deciding what to wear. 

Want more tips? Search for the "style tips" keyword on my blog!


Ready for some great photographs? Let’s get to know each other over coffee (or smoothies… or milkshakes…), and talk about celebrating your life’s true beauty in images you love. You can reach me at [email protected] or (434) 226-0365. You can also schedule a consultation at https://calendly.com/maggietakespix; pick a time convenient for you, and let me know where you'd like to meet!

My Promise: Together, we will create amazing photos you’ll want to share. How do you want to be photographed?


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