One of the questions I am most frequently asked by clients is what they should wear for their upcoming portrait session. My response is always the same: pick a color palette of two or three colors for outfits, be sure to accessorize and most importantly…be comfortable! I know this advice can still leave clients with a lot of questions, so I thought I would put together some outfit inspiration for the upcoming Fall season. These are great examples of how you can blend a palette of colors to make them work for the whole family without being too matchy-matchy. Fall is one of my favorite seasons for family portraits because so many accessories can be incorporated: scarves, hats, jackets, jewelry, etc. These details add interest, depth and texture to your portraits.
When I am looking to put together outfits for my own family, I usually start with the kids. I will choose a bold pattern for one of the children and pull colors from that pattern to determine the color palette for the rest of the family. I often find it easier to look for outfits at stores that cater to the whole family like Gap and Old Navy where you can dress everyone head to toe without breaking the bank.
My Fall calendar is filling fast and I’m looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces as well as some new ones. Happy shopping!