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What to wear on a shoot.

Even though I would like all my outdoor and studio sessions to be as natural as possible, there has to be an element of planning.

Locations are often chosen by clients, they are significant to families and hold memories of their own. I love holding sessions out in the countryside where we can get a selection of relaxed casual portraits but also some post images too.

The location is important but also equally important, Is the styling of a session. if you plan to invest in your portrait we need to make sure they last the test of time. my advice to all my lovely clients is to plan outfits for the whole family in advance of the session date.

Its’s important that outfits are coordinated but not necessarily matching, the focus should be on the connection between you and your family. so no large logos or overly bright colours that can be distracting. to further this I would also recommend avoiding bold patterns and striking shapes.

All these things may draw attention away from you and your lovely family.
Below I have included some pictures of outfits that have been put together to show you how you could possibly put together an outfit for your photography session using colours that compliment each other.

Spring/Summer.
These outfits have been put together that has a lovely soft spring like quality to them not only do they complement each other but they will also compliment the lovely spring time and summer time Green areas. also in the studio, these Colours would work really well with muted soft bone coloured backdrops that give a lovely light aerie feeling to them.

Autumn/ Winter
In the examples below I have included colours that work really well with the rich warm colours of this season. Coppery red and mustard yellow work throughout this season I’ve also included some neutral colour outfits that work all year round also and are very flattering when photographed. these Colours also work really well in the studio on muted colour backgrounds but also dark witch backgrounds too.

As you can see from the examples above, colours that compliment each other really well and overall give your family portraits the finishing touches. There is a definite Science behind colours and how they work together. I have included a colour wheel below for you to take a look at also a definition of how colours work together this will give you an idea of how to choose what colours to put together and why.

Colours are defined as primary, secondary or tertiary (see colour wheel below). … According to colour theory, a good combination is one that uses two colours opposite each other on the colour wheel, three colours equally spaced around the colour wheel, or two pairs of colours (a total of four) opposite each other.

Makeup and hair are always a personal choice for sessions I think however I am happy to organise a hair and makeup artist for your session if you really want to make the experience extra extra special. also I would advise that keeping nails natural and chip free is best.

Now we all know that the English weather if we are shooting outside obviously has a mind of its own so it may be worth bringing along some umbrellas and wellies just in case, if we are holding a session in the studio then we don’t have anything to worry about.

I’m always happy to advise on colour palettes for your session just send me a message if you need any help with anything I’m always happy to help.