"BOLD & CONTRASTING"Combine bold statement colours for a striking effect!
Wonderful on a grey background to make a statement piece in any room of your home.
• DO: Go for timeless, rich colours
• DO: Mix n' match your colours!
• DON'T: Use patterned clothing, the effect will backfire and look "too much"
• DON'T: Go too pastel! Think BOLD, RICH & LUXURIOUS!!
"MONO"Combine solid, monochrome colours to compliment and contrast with one another.
This creates a striking and timeless look that is very flattering to the skin and works perfectly with Black & White images too.
• DO: Layer up those greys, blacks and whites!
• DO: Alternate with each other with lights and darks (ie Dad in a light shirt, Mum in a dark dress) to stand apart from one another.
• DON'T: Wear clothing with logos.
"BRIGHTS + NEUTRALS"Vary your outfits with bright blocks of colour mixed in with plains for a striking and eye catching effect that works beautifully. Playful and fun, this is a great way to dress for your session!
• DO: Alternate your colours between your family (ie, Dad in Blue, Mum in Yellow) to seperate and define yourselves
• DON'T: Wear logos on your clothing - keep it classy ;-)
"BRIGHT & BREEZY"Soft pastel colours compliment each other and give a breezy feel. Alternate your colours to make sure they don't clash and go easy on the patterns.
• DO: Stick to just two or three colours that go well together.
• DO: Accessorise with some light patterns
• DON'T: Mix bold colours with your pastels
• DON'T: Wear heavy make up - keep it breezy
"EARTH TONES"Earthy, seasonal tones always look beautiful in photographs and can create a happy, comfortable vibe when displayed in your home.
• DO: Choose 3-4 earth tones and mix n' match between yourselved
• DO: Layer up with different textures
• DON'T: Use unnatural colours (flourescent yellow may not work, but mustard will look beautiful!)
"PATTERNED CLOTHING"When used properly, patterns can make a gorgeous statement in your photograph. Use patterns sparingly, they work best in small doses! Pair patterned clothing with plain colours and limit to one single pattern per shoot please.
• DO: Just have one of you in pattern so it doesn't overwhelm the shoot
• DON'T: All wear patterns, especially those that don't "connect" well with eachother. Your portraits need to tell a story, so please make sure your clothing doesn't take away from your story ;-)