For dark backgrounds - wear medium to dark tones of browns, blue, green, burgundy, and rust
For White backgrounds - wear ivory, tan, white, pastel colors -- especially well for children
Never wear patterns, plaids, stripes, checks, or prints
Stay away from bright colors
Couples or small groups should wear coordinating or matching colors. Couples should not wear light or dark tones together (one person in light colored clothing and the other in dark tone
Families should wear colors that match and compliment each other in the same color range.
Environmental Family Portraits
Casual clothing is best in medium tones for outdoor portraits-
Blues are good all year; Ivory, khaki, salmon are best in summer. Greens; medium tones, browns, burgundies, and grays are good choices for the fall.
Solid colors in the same tones are best for any environmental portrait. These clothing choices will convey the "family" connection.