There are a few classic combinations which complement each other well like white and khaki or white and blue jeans. However, if you’ve had time to look through a lot of my portfolio then you’ve probably noticed that I encourage lots of color! If you have the classic white and khaki portrait in mind, I also encourage you to bring a change of clothing for a totally different look.
An easy technique is to choose an outfit that makes you feel great about yourself (usually it is mom I am speaking to here) and then coordinate the rest of the subjects along with you. Try not to match the colors perfectly, but rather pick a few shades in the same color family. This will bring a better sense of depth and eye appeal to your portraits. Many of our clients will lay out clothing choices out and send me a cell phone picture so I can give my opinion. I also have a what to wear pinterest page that I have collected many ideas for portrait sessions: What to Wear Pins.
You’re not only welcome to bring a change of clothes, but you’re encouraged to do so! In fact, bring as many sets of the clothing that you feel most comfortable in and we’ll pick out what matches the location best. Most clients only use one or two outfits when it’s all said and done, but bring several more to choose from if you feel inclined to do so. High School Senior sessions typically bring 3 – 4 outfit changes, family sessions usually have 1 – 2 outfit changes. Engagement sessions usually focus on 2 outfits (one casual and one with a more formal choice).