These spiral jetty engagement pictures with a pop of color are actually some of my very favorites. They never would have happened if this couple listened to all of the advice out there on the Internet. One of weirdest pieces of advice out there for taking engagement pictures is don’t wear red. The reason for the piece of advice is that most people’s skin tones don’t photograph well with red. So even if your skin tone looks good with red, your partner’s may not. It can actually take hours to correct skin tones if the shirt pulls the wrong color. This is an editing nightmare when it happens. I think photographers started putting this advice out there to save them editing time. I might even agree that it is a good “general rule”, but remember that’s just general advice. It’s important to remember photography rules are like guidelines and when they are broken it can be really cool. I think a better rule of thumb is just be intentional and take the time to make sure it looks good whenever you include a pop of red, but PLEASE don’t be scared to add color into your photoshoots. It’s amazing.
This couple really thought about the artistic look of their spiral jetty engagement pictures. They chose a location that could be use as wide open space and also had some unique architecture. They knew that they could easily add color into their outfits because their background would be so neutral. They also chose a second outfit that was more neutral in color, but still had an elegant pattern and textures in his suit. This engagement session and their outfits could be used as a great framework for planning how to get variety and be artistic with your outfits.
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