I get asked 'What should we wear?' all the time. So I thought that I would do a little blog with my tips for dressing for your photos!
Where are your photographs going to be displayed?
You want your photos to work on the walls, so bear in mind that your colour choice for clothes will be displayed next to your wall colour, try to aim for complimenting colours - not matching!
Pick three colours (one being a neutral) and put together outfits with those colours only. More than three colours can seem a bit busy. For example: navy blue (dark wash blue jeans), light gray, and mustard yellow.
Neutrals include black, white, gray, khaki, etc.
Think coordinating, not matching.
Use your brightest colours as accessories. You don’t want the brightest colours detracting from the most important part of the picture: the PEOPLE! This goes for patterns too - too much pattern will be distracting to the eye.
A good rule is for parents to be more neutral and the kids to be in brighter colours
When choosing your colours, try to stick to warm OR cool tones- this helps with planning for displaying your images, if you living room is warm, go for warm tones. I have some handy colour palettes for you:
But my biggest tip?
Wear something you feel comfortable in!
It is important you feel comfortable in your clothes for the shoot, it will show if you are pulling at your top, or trying to hide!
There are lots of examples on Pinterest, it is a great place to get some inspiration!
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