I recently went out for coffee with my partner in crime, c.a. Marks from Moxie Beautiful. While we were chatting, she asked me if I could snap a couple photos of her for a blog post about pattern mixing. Now if you aren’t already aware, c.a. is one of the most stylish people I know. She always looks on point and put together. Me? I’m practically a wardrobe minimalist. I have a group of people that I see on a weekly basis, and I try to remember what I wore the week before, so that it doesn’t look like I’m always wearing the same clothes. That’s a serious challenge. Heck, I can’t remember what I wore yesterday without glancing at the dirty clothes hamper!
I’m not joking.
But back to c.a. Because this was a completely unplanned thing, I didn’t have my real camera with me. (Something I am going to remedy.) So because of that, I snapped photos with my iPhone. I have the “6 plus,” and I have to say, it really does take some nice, crisp photos.
When I got home, I transferred the photos to my computer, and edited them with Photoshop Elements, like I usually do. Here are some of my favorites.
First, some head shots. This one has a warm, autumn tone to it.
Here I went with a cooler tone.
Of course, the whole reason for doing this impromptu photo shoot, was to highlight the way c.a. mixed the patterns for her outfit. Seriously…I thought she was wearing a dress with a vest. I didn’t have a clue that it was three different pieces.
There’s her spunk!
We walked down the block to a nearby alleyway, to get some urban shots.
Same photo, different effect.
These were my favorites of the day. The same photo, again, edited two different ways. Here’s what I love about this photo: It’s mysterious.
What is she doing in that alley? Who is she watching? Is she hiding? Is she spying on someone? Did she catch someone? Is she in danger? You can read her expression and position a number of different ways, and spin a tale to go with it.
It was a great time, and I look forward to getting together with her again for a fun photo shoot with my real camera.