So. You want to decorate your home with art that is YOU or of your family and loved ones ♥ This fills my cheer tank so much! There are a few things to think about when you are choosing your location, outfits and time of year for outdoor sessions.
Tone is incredibly powerful. It is a large part of what sets the mood of the final image. To get the right tone in your portraits, lighting, color temperature, material and fabrics, and how the images are post-processed are all things to consider.
Do me a favor. Look around your home at your color palette and aesthetics, because knowing your style will help your portraits to blend beautifully on the wall and coordinate with your decor.
Let's break down the seasons in terms of your home interior preferences:
This is a Winter color palette, as you can see the tones have cool undertones. You like colors that are sharp and crisp, like, pure white, navy, blue, red, green or black. Light colors are more "icy" rather than pastel. You are drawn to or decorate with metals like silver, platinum, or titanium. You have a "less is more" attitude. You like clean and minimal.
This Spring pallet is all about lightness! You like light colors like, camel, peach, golden-yellow, or golden brown. You also like bright colors like lime, lemon yellow and corals. Your whites are more ivory rather than pure white. You metal go-to's are light gold, light bronze and rose gold. You love big & bold accessories and in abundant amounts!
These are soft neutral colors with with pink and blue undertones. Pastels are not as sharp of a color as in the winter colors, so they fall in this category. Lavender, taupe, powder pink and powder blues are some of your favorites. These colors send a relaxing and friendly vibe. Colors have a cool undertone but remain soft and gentle. Metals that go well with a Summer palette are silver and platinum. Monochromatic color schemes and combinations are often part of your decor. Your accessories tend to be more delicate, not bold.
Fall types are in love with golden undertones like camel, beige, orange, gold and dark brown. "They" (who ever 'they' are) say to avoid all blue colors especially navy...but I might have to disagree here. I love how mustard yellow looks with navy...and I like to mix brown and blues together too...I guess I like to break rules sometimes! Ha! But, back to business: unlike summer monochromatic shades...autumn people tend to mix colors to show creativity that work well together. These warm tones have you thinking spicy and comfortable. Metals that go great with these colors are copper, gold and bronze/brushed bronze. Accessories will tend to be daring, using many colors and varieties and can be experimental (not quite the 'norm').
Now, go and analyze your personal style and have a bit of fun analyzing your friends as well!