What to Wear During a Summer Portrait Session

May 31, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

SUN_2941_1SUN_2941_1 1. Go for bright colors.

  • bright colors are a great way to stand out in a photo

  • bright colors are a great way to show off your personality

  • bright colors are a great way to show off your family's personalities

2. Pick a color and coordinate the family around it.

  • pick a color that you like

  • if you have a lot of people, pick a color for each family member

  • make sure the colors are complementary

  • use the color to coordinate the family's clothing

3. Don't mix too many patterns.

  • mixing patterns can be a good way to add visual interest to an outfit

  • mixing prints can be a good way to add visual interest to an outfit

4. Coordinate colors, but don't match exactly.

  • use the same color scheme

  • use different shades of the same color

  • use different colors that are in the same color family

  • use the same color scheme with different patterns

  • use the same color scheme with different textures

  • use the same color scheme with different patterns and textures

5. Don't be afraid of prints and textures.

  • don't be afraid of prints and textures

  • prints and textures can be fun and creative

  • don't overdo it, though

  • don't mix too many patterns

  • don't mix too many textures

  • don't mix too many colors

  • don't mix too many patterns and textures

6. Wear colors that complement your skin tone and eye color, or your family's skin tones and eye colors if you're coordinating outfits for the whole crew!

  • make sure your skin tone and eye color are in harmony with the color you are wearing

  • be careful with colors that are too similar to your skin tone and eye color

  • be careful with colors that are too similar to your family's skin tones and eye colors

7. Avoid neon colors, which can cause strange casts on subjects' skin when they are photographed under certain kinds of lighting conditions, especially fluorescent and LED lighting in office buildings or on cloudy days with no sunlight and only blue-ish daytime ambient light.

  • avoid neon colors

  • avoid fluorescent lighting

  • avoid LED lighting

  • avoid heavy cloudy days

  • avoid blue-ish daytime ambient light

  • avoid office buildings

  • avoid indoor lighting

  • avoid indoor lighting with fluorescent bulbs

8. Don't choose clothing that has logos or words on it that you don't want to appear in the photos!

  • logos can be distracting

  • words on clothing can be distracting

  • examples of words and logos that can be distracting

  • examples of words and logos that can be used as a focal point

These tips will help you stay fresh and cool while still looking wonderful in your summer portraits!

  • use the tips to help you decide what to wear for your portrait session

  • don't be afraid to wear something new

  • don't be afraid to wear your favorite color

  • don't be afraid to wear something that is different

  • don't be afraid to wear something that is brig ht


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