Part 2- "What to wear?"
As I mentioned in the Part 1 you need to think about where you are being photograped. If you are going to be a in green tree filled area, wearing greens isn't probably a good idea. Or if you are going to be around a lot of stone building, wearing nuetrals is a good idea. Think about the season as well. If it is fall think deep reds, oranges and greens. While spring is more light and airy so yellows, blues, purples, pinks.
Even if you are taking photos for a certain time of year, you want to make sure these photos are something you will want up all year round. If you want santa hats, reindeer ears or halloween costumes make sure you take more without those things than with. Don't get me wrong those things can be very cute but I know I don't want to see Santa's hat in May.
Speaking of hanging your photos for a long time, look around your house for help with what to wear. I know it sounds crazy but think about it. You will be hanging these photos in your home. If your home is decorated in warm colors and you get photographed in very cold colors it won't look as good as it could. So think about how you decorate when choosing what to wear.
Here is an example of a shot for Christmas. It has the pine trees and we are snuggled up but no hats or ears needed. Also this matches my house prefectly. My house is decorated in blues and cool colors. With the pinks that my daughter and I have on it compliments the colors in my house and doesn't make look out of place. A little bit of contrasting colors are good in a photograph.
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