Family photography – Clothing Ideas inspired by Pantone® 2014

What to wear for a portrait session is a hot and recurring question. I always recommend to stay simple, away from big patterns and logos and stick to a few colour palette. I already gave some general tips here  and maternity ideas here in previous posts.

Here below you can just see how to have coordinated look for a location session. Same tonality will be used for children as well 🙂

Each outfit is paired with a rich Pantone 2014 hue to get you excited about clothes-shopping for your big day in front of the lens.

Blushing shades of dusty pink and mauve are uppity and oh-so-cute against the moody grey skies of the cooler
season. Leather footwear and chocolate accents ground the brighter pinks while adding natural textures to the
overall look. A lovely set of outfits perfect either in our out from under the umbrella!


Ah, teal both bright and melancholy, energetic yet relaxed. This popular color looks fabulous in front of the lens, especially set against cloudy skies and yellow-orange leaves. It also looks fabulous on just about everybody, making it a wonderful choice as the star of your outfit.


Warm, comfortable, subtle sheepskin evokes the best part of cooler weather. Incorporating sand tones into your
wardrobe adds a calming, natural touch. Sheepskin accents like boots and slippers provide wonderful texture to
your images and keep your toes toasty!


Rich rhubarb red is ready for Fall or Winter a deep, complex tone that commands attention. This festive color is so powerful even a small accent of it, like a pair of shoes or wool scarf, is enough to add vibrance to the dullest of outfits and backgrounds. Don’t overdo it, though too much can also overpower your skin tones! I would in fact keep that tone for the bottom part, away from the face.


What a deliciously exciting color to spice up your photographs! Done properly, this oh-so-Autumn
tone could turn your photographs into something your friends will envy for years to come. Try using this spicy hue as an accent color, or if it’s a main piece like a top or jacket, make sure the rest of what you’re wearing is dark and subtle. The yellow-orange will pop on camera and look amazing.


This special grey-blue is introverted and complementary to just about anyone lucky enough to be wearing it! Whites and greys are ideal companions to create a complete look. Lovely to look at on camera and versatile for indoors, outdoors, urban, or out in nature, Provincial Blue is a great, low-risk choice for anyone putting together their outfit.


Margarita is a soft sage green that reminds us Spring is somewhere around the corner, but not quite here yet! This hue is innocent and graceful, and can be worn as an accent color or as the main piece. Leather shoes and
accessories look fantastic alongside this tone.


Brighter than the other blues in this collection, Cascade is optimistic and playful. Soft sand tones as accents allow this special blue to shine. Cascade is another wonderful choice for those who aren’t quite sure what color would look best; it won’t let you down! A perfect color to wear for the camera.


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