WHAT TO WEAR
Whether you plan to have a portrait session indoors or outdoors, to achieve the look and style that you want for your photos, it's important to consider not only the season, but also what colours to choose. Wearing the right clothing can make the difference between average or outstanding images and photos. Though this mainly applies to portrait sessions and weddings, rather than Documentary or Event sessions, where a more natural and less formal approach is the norm.
So what do you wear during the seasons?
When you think of Autumn and Winter, you think of colours that make you feel warm, so a good place to start is with EARTHY COLOURS. Colours such as rich browns, creams, greens, ochres and any colour that has a warm base.
For Spring and Summer, think of colours that make you feel cool and alive! Think of LIGHT AND FRESH COLOURS. Colours such as whites, off-whites, light and fresh blues and pastels.
And a great base on which to mix those colours is DENIM! Regardless of the season, denim compliments any colour palette and acts as a way or breaking colours and at the same time bringing them all together nicely.
Here's a list to help you with some more ideas and help you bring it all together:
- Look in your wardrobe - chances are you have most of the items you need.
- Avoid really bold and bright prints that stand out, and logos. This can draw too much attention to one person and spoil the overall look that you want.
- Use Denim in your bottoms! Denim works great with just about anything, so if you're lost as what wear, throw in some denim. And it works whether you're an adult or a child.
- Sprinkle through some lighter colours and tones to provide contrast.
And lastly, you know what I said about not wearing bold prints or designs? Well that rule doesn't always apply if you're doing a themed or styled photo shoot or one where young children are involved if bright colours and patterns are called for.
I hope this helps to make it easier for you to decide and I guarantee that if you put some thought into what clothing you're going to wear, you're going to help create those beautiful photos you've always dreamed about!
If you're not into warmer colours, then try some darker colours such as deep blue, or green and mix them with a selection of lighter colours to provide contrast. Colour Palette No.3 also works well for beach locations for a more nautical look and feel.