So many people struggle with what to wear for their photo shoots. Especially if siblings or a family is being photographed. It can be overwhelming to try to put colors (even if they are just neutrals) together for everyone!
This is a question that I get asked a lot, so I thought I would share some information that might help:
1. Try to stick to mainly solids, especially if you are planning for a portrait with more than one person. With that being said, the key word is Mainly. Having one family member wear a pattern will put things together & add interest to the portrait.
2. Try and match or blend with your background. Don't get me wrong, you don't want to totally blend in, but it is a much more cohesive, put-together looking portrait when this can be achieved.
3. Stick to roughly 3 (maybe 4) colors or hues. Remember a neutral, tan, gray, brown, cream, white or black is a color. The shade you go with & how light or dark the clothing is needs too be taken into consideration as well. This too, will help with the cohesiveness & overall look of the portrait. 4. Lastly, If you are being photographed on a lighter background, go with lighter clothing. Darker clothing looks best on a darker background. Just one more thing that plays into the overall look of your picture!
*I hope this has been helpful. In order to envision what colors & hues look like together, I have put together pinterest boards. Below, you will see there are different boards depending on what type of shoot you have planned. (I used them when I had my family pictures done as well LOL)!
Here are the links where you can go & view different color palettes together: