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What To Wear For Outdoor Fall Portraits

Written by: Janni Kimble | March 25, 2011 4:16 PM in Photographers | 2393 views | Tags: , Digital Photographers , Family Portrait Photographer , Outdoor Photographer , Portrait Photographers

We LOVE taking outdoor family portraits! Planning what to wear may be a little tricky, and we are ALWAYS asked what we recommend to wear for Family Portrait Sessions. With the beautiful fall colors that are blossoming in the canyons there are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Wear the same kind of bottoms. Whether it be khakis, jeans, or shorts - matching bottoms help the group look coordinated and help the portrait look like more than just a really good snapshot.

2. For large groups: wearing the same colored top helps your family look coordinated. White or black tops will set your group apart from the background. You could also choose another color as long as it's not the one of the colors of your background (see #4). You can add a little color or spunk with coordinating accessories - headbands, bows or jewelry for girls and shoes or belts for the guys.

3. For small groups: wear coordinating colors on top to break up the group and help each individual stand out. You can even try breaking it up with a subtle stripe or pattern. You can also choose accessories or layer clothing (like adding a cardigan) to coordinate your look. For example, if your husband is wearing a brown shirt and you are wearing a white one, choose some brown accessories or a brown cardigan to help tie the two of you together, but make each of you stand out as individuals.

4. Keep in mind that the Fall Colors are deep reds, oranges, and yellows. Wearing any of these colors may help you blend into the background! Instead, choose colors that will set you apart and make you the focus of the portrait.

It really comes down to what you think you look best in!

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