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What to wear for a spring photography session

It’s often one of the more stressful parts of organising your photo session – choosing the wardrobe! But really it can be much easier than some might think.

My tips are:

  1. Choose comfortable clothes which represent yourselves. You want to look like you in the photos so don’t buy new stuffy, smart clothes that you would never usually wear.
  2. Avoid heavily patterned items and large slogans, these will distract attention and make your photos look more dated in the future.
  3. Try to fit each members outfit into a colour scheme. Choose 3/4 colours and then a couple of items of clothing in those colours for each person in the group. Try to avoid having everyone overly matching. Scarves and other accessories are an easy way to add a pop of colour to fit in with the colour palate.
  4. Think of the season and the colours in the background. Try to choose colours which won’t blend in to the surrounding area, you want to stand out but compliment the colours in nature.

Spring clothes colour scheme ideas

In spring you want to avoid green as there is so much of it around, but you may want to mimic the other colours you see in the flowers and grasses around. Pastels work really well and for stronger colours navy, burgundy and grey compliment the green background you will have. White always stands out well and looks fresh and clean for springtime. Additions like straw hats or ‘natural’ coloured shawls and blankets would suit these colours really nicely.

And as always I am available to chat to prior to your session about what clothes you might want to wear – I’m only a message away!


I'm a photographer who loves to take natural, relaxed portraits of families, little ones, couples or individuals - anyone who would like to capture special memories to treasure.