Fall Portrait Clothing Color Ideas and Styling Tips

October 03, 2018

photo-examples-of-fall-portrait-clothing-color-ideasphoto-examples-of-fall-portrait-clothing-color-ideasClothing color ideas for Fall Portraits by Boston Photographer Jennifer LaRoche on the web at:


What should I Wear for My Portrait Session?

Here are four simple styling tips to consider:



Always choose comfortable clothing that you feel good wearing! If you feel uncomfortable, it will show in your facial expressions and posture...and in your portraits. 



The decision to color coordinate or match wardrobe colors always comes down to personal preference. The current trend in portrait photography is to color coordinate outfits. Either choice looks great in photos!   

  • Always choose in-season colors. A neutral color palette works year-round. Jewel tones like royal blue, purple, hot pink etc. look fantastic in Fall & Winter. 
  • When color coordinating outfits, choose a complimentary color mix of 2-3 colors + a neutral like denim, khaki or gray. Take a look at the examples above, notice the pops of color among a neutral color pallet and also the contrast of different colors that work well and compliment each other. All look great!
  • Avoid bold graphic patterns as they can be distracting in photos.   



Show your personal style! Layering pieces like a cardigan sweater or scarf add texture to your outfit. Add jewelry for extra pizzazz. 



A little mascara and lipstick will enhance your facial features. Tinted moisturizers, foundations and blush help to smooth out skin tones and reduce redness. If you're prone to oily facial spots, consider applying a little powder before the session to reduce the shine. If you're not comfortable wearing makeup - don't wear it. 

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When in doubt, lay it out. Gather all of the outfits, accessories and shoes and lay them out on your bed. Take a picture with your phone so you can envision how they will look in your portraits. This step will give you a chance to add, change or omit clothing items as you see fit!  



About Jennifer LaRoche Photography

Jennifer LaRoche is a Massachusetts based portrait artist and event photographer located in Metro West, specializing in family and senior portraiture! For inquires and bookings, please send an email.