Choosing colors

Sunrise couples portrait session in the Colorado Mountains | Choosing Colors for your Session | Keeping Composure Photography

WHEN CHOOSING COLORS FOR YOUR OUTFITS, I RECOMMEND selecting softer, lighter tones and more muted shades. By avoiding ultra-bright, bold colors, it will help bring all the attention to your faces and let the eye focus on the way you feel about each other. The camera loves shades of soft pink and muted blues, mixed with sophisticated light neutrals like heather gray, creams, leather brown and white. That softer color palette fits beautifully into almost all natural outdoor environments, and especially complements the mountain scene.

Winter anniversary portrait session in the Colorado Mountains | Choosing Colors for your Session | Keeping Composure Photography

pop!

If you're looking for a bit more than neutrals, add a pop of color with an accessory, like a big scarf or blanket. Keep the number of colors to a minimum (one or two bold pops) and let the rest of the scenery - and your faces! - do the work!

 

Autumn senior portrait session in the Colorado Mountains | Choosing Colors for your Session | Keeping Composure Photography

coordinate with mother nature

Be thoughtful of the season you are doing portraits, too. Styling the right sweater or the perfect pair of boots will create more of a story in your autumn images. Softer, blush colors accentuate the warm summer evening light.