10 great colors for your next photo shoot. This shows many color samples, showing lots of shades of peach, blue, white, beige, rust, that look great in photos.

March 17, 2020

Here are lots of  great colors for your next photo shoot!  These soft, natural shades are flattering for photographs, and are easy to find for moms, dads and little ones.  Look for jeans, soft blue shirts and sweaters, khaki pants for dads and boys, creams and tans for girls and guys. As for pinks, I’m loving the peachy, rosy pinks, more than the hot, bright pinks.  Pale or deeper shades, it’s up to you.  Just not hot, shocking or neon. 

Go for soft, natural shades. The focus is on your family and your loving connection.

Not that there’s no place for those strong colors – they can be awesome!  But I don’t think they work as well in my style of photography, where we want to blend more with natural elements outside, and let the focus be on people’s faces, their connection with each other, and their expressions.

Notice that I haven’t included red, greens, or yellows.  These can be tough on skin tones, and can cast shades that won’t flatter, so I suggest you avoid them.  Just a tip!

Solid colors, with no logos or strong prints, will not look dated as you look at your photos over time.

One more thing – when choosing your clothing, go for solid colors when possible.  Prints can detract, once again, from those beautiful faces and interactions where going for.  Small prints are fine, but I’d avoid larger ones.  And, graphic tees or clothes with words or logos can be kind of distracting.  Of course, if you child loves it and feels awesome in it, then by all means go for it.  These are photos of you and should certainly reflect WHO you are.

Complimentary outfit consultations

I offer all my clients complimentary outfit consutations.  I love helping my clients in choosing clothes for the particular location and type of session they’re having! If you’re unsure about wardrobe choices, I’m always there to help!  Just let me know, send me pictures you’ve found, ideas you have, and we’ll work it out together. 

Great Colors for Your Next Photo Shoot!