When choosing clothing, neutral color tones are best, while adding pops of color here and there. The location of your session should always be decided beforehand to make sure you don't use colors that will conflict with your surroundings. For example, if we are shooting in a forest where there is a lot of green, you would want to stay away from green clothing.
Colors to stay away from are bright green, bright orange, bright pink, bright yellow, and bright red. Instead, variations of army green, burnt orange, salmon or peach, mustard yellow, and burnt red.
Textured clothing is great for photos. Textures create small shadows within the clothing and when photographed, those shadows show depth and dimension in an image.
Below are some prints and patterns that work well in photoshoots. Try to stay away from the overuse of too many people wearing patters, however, if one person is wearing a fun print that pairs well with everyone else, go for it!
Blankets are a great way to add a pop of color, hide a messy bed, or getting cozy on location. If we are doing an in-home lifestyle session and you don't feel like you have good bedding, buy a blanket to throw over the bed and you are all set. Having a blanket on location for an outdoor session is a great way to show closeness in a photo by wrapping up and getting warm! Make sure the blanket you choose connects to what you are wearing in a beneficial way and not in a distracting way. Good places to buy a blanket are pendelton.com, target.com, or amazon.com.