Hello everyone 🙂
I havn’t been posting here for quite a while, but now with spring here and summer on its way I felt very inspired and decided to write about something really useful and practical.
I’d like to talk a little bit about the colours and what to wear to your portrait photo session.This is particularly directed at couples, families and group sessions.
In my view, to create a stunning, timeless, professional look, everything should be considered. And in this case colours of your outfits together as a couple, family or a group of friends, play a tremendous role in creating your wall of art.
I am a simplicity believer who think that simplicity definitely is the ultimate sophistication. My colour sophistication understanding is to simply, thoughtfully and tastefully choose and combine colours, to create balanced and beautifully presented work. Bright colours and patterns distract, they take the attention away from the subject, affect your skin tone and if there are a couple of you wearing different colours and patterns, the final product might look messy and styleless.
For example, my ideal imagination of a couple/family studio portrait session would be in monochrome,beiges and nudes.
Monochrome creates this very classic, simple, timeless and elegant look. Is that what you desire as a final outcome? Then definitely go for it! You can combine black and white, grey and any shades of those. Here is an example of a relaxed family portraits in monochrome that I really like.
Beiges, dark and light neutrals, earthy colours are all a great choice.
White is one of my favourites. It is clean, fresh and brings a hint of celebration. It looks great for the beach photo sessions or any outdoor and indoor session really.
You can also combine greys and beiges with pastels to bring some colour and life to your photographs.
Now for all the colour lovers, there is a great choice of friendly colours – PASTELS!!!
I am personally in love with pastels and think they are the more sophisticated version of brights. As brights to me are more difficult to go together than pastels. Pastels or neutrals are those peaceful, universal colours that are so ‘any occasion friendly’ and you can wear them anytime anywhere. So if you find black, grey white or beiges boring, then pastels are the way to go!They look great for a studio and outdoor location photo shoots.
And of course, it is not necessary to wear the same colours as your partner or family. It is simply enough to wear very similar shades of the same palette or very similar and friendly light colours.
Finally I’d like to point where bright colours would work really well. In accessories. If you are wearing that bohemian white dress for your beach photo shoot, a beautiful turquoise necklace will go so well. Or for example if a couple is wearing some neutrals, nudes, beiges a small punch of coral colour would do a great job in form of some jewelry, scarf or a hat.
So just experiment, put some clothing together, mix and match, improvise and most of all have FUN and don’t forget it is only a guide to help you, not a rule 😉