Please tell me what to wear! Color guide.

Colors Of The Rainbow

A Color Guide

One of the first questions I get asked after booking a session is "What should I wear?" My best suggestion you wear something that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Be YOU! My focus is on your personalities and love for one another. Your relationship. That being said I can completely understand needing some inspiration. I recently planned outfits for my family of five and it was quite the task! We started with our son's shirt and pulled in colors from it for the rest of us. Having a piece I really liked helped work as a good foundation. It gave me something to build off of. Here is a fun color inspired guide to help you look great without being "matchy-matchy." You'll noticed the color theme is used through out the pairs of clothing, in various tones. Sometimes more so in the accents. Gone are the days of everyone wear white shirts and blue jeans...let's hope they stay gone!! 


Red is one of, if not the, strongest of colors in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, blood, and love, red is a bold and striking color for your engagement session. Since red is truly a brilliant, attention-grabbing color, I recommend peppering your outfit with red accents instead of making red the main color for all garments. Pairing red with denim or darker neutral tones makes for striking engagement images that create lasting impressions on your wall.


Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, adding orange to your engagement session is always a hit on camera. Couples with a more extroverted nature might enjoy orange-themed outfits. Orange also looks wonderful in urban settings, such as against concrete, brick, and stone.


Ah, yellow! The color of happiness, of light and sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful color to wear in outdoor, buttery natural-light shoots, and looks amazing on camera! Although yellow can be difficult for some to wear because of its tendency to wash out skin tones, patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in an otherwise neutral palette adds wonders to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. I love yellow!


Nothing says fresh and new quite like the color green! Green comes in a wide array of shades, ranging from a yellowish, pea-like hue all the way to turquoise! Green looks beautiful combined with earth tones, and therefore makes a wonderful choice for outdoor shoots and backdrops of wood and stone. Even small accents of green, such as jewelry, scarves, or shoes, look wonderful with whites and tans.


Indigo - or deep blue - is a rich, exceedingly popular color which looks beautiful in almost any setting. Outfits with blue elements create a sense of calm and quiet - perfect for a more introverted couple or natural backdrops. Blue can be dressed up or down to fit your tastes, and can be used either as a main color or accenting in your outfits.


In ancient times, the creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty; and were sought after world-round. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet-themed engagement outfit exudes playful sophistication and looks great on camera! Small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can also liven up an otherwise muted palette!

I hope these examples have inspired you. Now dive in your closet or go shopping and have fun with it!!! Want to see more ideas? Visit my "Please Tell Me what to Wear?!" Pinterest Board.