Finding the right outfit can be difficult, so I thought I would make life a little easier, and provide some visual samples to get you brainstorming. In addition to specific color palettes, I am obsessed with great patterns within those color sets, and finding great accent patterns can be very flattering, and may add just the right amount of flare to your session. Take a look at the mashups below and let's go from there.
Indigo, or deep blue, is a rich, 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 accent in your wardrobe.
Yellow, the color of happiness, light and sunshine, is a wonderful color to wear outdoors, creating a warm, creamy essence; although, yellow can be difficult for some skin tones. Patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in a neutral palette adds softness to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also help pop your images.
Nothing says fresh quite like the color green, presented 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 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.
Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and exciting, 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 against concrete, brick, and stone.
The creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet themed engagement outfit exudes a playful sophistication, and small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can liven up a muted palette; although, hints of neutral, earthy tones can add a subtle richness to purple as well. The combination is quite lovely.
Red is one the strongest colors in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, and love, red is a bold and striking color for a 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 a striking ensemble and gorgeous images that create lasting impressions on your wall.
In addition to these lovely options, you can also check out my Pinterest page for more outfit ideas for all ages. If you are still struggling, no problem, just bring a variety of outfits to the session and I can hand pick each wardrobe for where we are shooting. Always bring a few outfits for a good variety at each location. I hope this was helpful :)