Avoid Large, Bold patterns
Horizontal stripes tend to make the subject look wider, and large patterns can distort your body in photos. Instead, go for subdued and smaller patterns and solids. Patterns of the same or similar colors add interest, but aren’t too distracting.
Play up Texture and Layers!
Mixing different textures in fabric, jewelry, and accessories adds a lot of interest to your photographs. Juxtapose shiny and matte, smooth and fuzzy knitted textures when layering. Fall is the perfect time to layer different colors and textures, with cozy sweaters and statement scarves.
Bring a Meaningful Accessory or Prop
This will further bring out your personality and mark this moment in your life in your portraits. For this session, the soon-to-be bride asked her florist for a mock up bouquet of her favorite flowers. The yellow sunflowers added a stunning pop of color and a personal touch.
Don’t Wear a Uniform
You don’t have to wear the exact same thing, but you should compliment each other. The goal is to have each individual wear an outfit that they love and feel comfortable in. To do this, choose a color palette and avoid having clashing patterns.
When In Doubt, Go Neutral
Neutrals are classic and will stand the test of time, plus, they will go with more decor styles when you want to hang the portraits in your home. As you can see here, mostly everyone is wearing a different color but it still looks cohesive.
I’ve put together some outfit ideas that are on trend right now to inspire you for your next engagement, family, or senior portrait session:
Thanks for reading! – Kate Sophia