Fairbanks Photographer

Coordinating Colors (aka What do I wear?!?)

Some examples of coordinating colors to help you figure out what to wear to a photoshoot. (Not necessarily "matching". We are going for more of a this-goes-together-and-is-pleasing-to-the-eye feel.) I've been working with clients and up-coming photo sessions, pulling together different looks & ideas for what-to-wear. I like to take everyone through a little step-by-step process, although I modify it slightly each time to fit what works best for you. Some people text me their clothing ideas, all laid out, ready to go ... others send a few pictures through email to discuss and still for others we go to the (MachC) Pinterest Boards to dive in further to color schemes & ideas.

And yes, you can pull patterns and color together ... just remember to keep the prints bigger (like the image below) and leave "breathing room" with some solids (e.g., the girls' leggings paired with what mom & dad are wearing too).

what to wear at your photo shoot
what to wear at your photo shoot
couple in gray & stripes
couple in gray & stripes

Here's another solid paired with a stripe that works really well. Keeps the focus right where it should be - on the two of you!

The yellows on this Senior really compliment the summer greens & blooming flowers  at our location. It also worked really well with her skin tone & hair color.

Senior girl in yellows with flowers
Senior girl in yellows with flowers
smiling Senior Girl in yellow
smiling Senior Girl in yellow
ballet, pointe shoes
ballet, pointe shoes
ballerina photo shoot
ballerina photo shoot

Think about the colors that will naturally already be in the location we are at. See how her baby-blues, oranges and browns all just flow ... not only with each other, but also our location? That's part of what I am looking for when I photograph you & your family.

choosing colors to coordinate with fall
choosing colors to coordinate with fall

I do the same for Seniors and their looks.

girl's senior session camas wa photographer
girl's senior session camas wa photographer
violin as part of the photoshoot
violin as part of the photoshoot
pleasing colors for your photo session
pleasing colors for your photo session
browns, greens, orange and yellow - a fall photoshoot
browns, greens, orange and yellow - a fall photoshoot
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54WollerFamily14_WEB_MachC15

I love seeing the sea-green criss-cross in the boy's t-shirt and shorts + mom's dress and sister's dress too! A great example of mixing patterns & solids.

coordinating kids clothes for your photoshoot
coordinating kids clothes for your photoshoot

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Some Senior Favorites

Sharing some favorites from Kristina's Senior Session ~ we kept it very natural.

(I love seeing movement & smiles in photos.)
natural camas senior photographer
natural camas senior photographer
2015 Senior Girl color & b&w
2015 Senior Girl color & b&w
camas Senior photographer
camas Senior photographer
senior girl in natural outdoor setting
senior girl in natural outdoor setting
MachC Photography Senior Session
MachC Photography Senior Session

Wanted it to feel effortless & happy - with a twist of lighthearted fun.

If you would like to find out more about the Senior Experience, gifts for grandma & priceless memories for mom, click here.

senior girl smiling - grays & maroons
senior girl smiling - grays & maroons