At this time of year my inbox is full of queries about “What To Wear”

In fairness my inbox is ALWAYS full of queries about what to wear – but these beautiful, golden, “last days of summer” session that I am booking now always seem to cause the most drama.

So, rather than me waffling on, I thought I’d ask an expert.

So –  from the lovely Sarah at HOUSE OF COLOUR 

Read on!! :-

What To Wear For Your Autumn Photoshoot.

So, you have decided to be brave and book that photoshoot!

You have your photographer (the best there is obviously)

You have a location,

What should you wear?

It’s often a dilemma faced by a lot of us everyday let alone when you are being photographed by a professional photographer.

As a Colour and Image consultant I show people their best colours to show up to life looking their best self. So, if you know, you know, but what if you don’t know?

The Autumn colour spectrum is rich, warm, earthy, and vibrant. Think rich reds and browns, deep greens, and warm oranges, these colours are likely to be your backdrop. Use this as inspiration and choose your clothing colours to complement these gorgeous autumn shades for a cohesive, seasonal look.

Warm neutral tones will fit well, creams, beiges, tan, light and dark browns, you can add the odd pop of colour from the autumn spectrum, but avoid neon and black (contrary to popular opinion black does not suit everyone and isn’t ‘slimming’)

Choose three to four colours to build everyone’s outfits around, one coordinating colour can pull everyone’s outfits together.

Dress everyone for the same weather and environment.

Embrace layers and textures for warmth and versatility. A cozy sweater or cardigan paired with a blouse or dress can be easily adjusted for changing weather conditions.

Accessories like scarves, hats, and boots can add texture and interest to your outfit. don’t forget to choose clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident. When you feel good, you’ll look good.

It’s important to maintain your family’s unique style, don’t try to reinvent it just for the photoshoot. Your family needs to feel comfortable and  confident to be captured in a genuine, authentic way.


So to recap;

  • Wear colours that complement and mirror the autumn backdrop.
  • If a group photoshoot, coordinate your colours for a cohesive look
  • Dress for the weather and environment, teeth chattering and shivering will not be a good look regardless of how beautiful the dress is.
  • Textures, layers and accessories can add interest to your look.

Annie will make sure you look amazing, it’s a gift she has! Enjoy and have fun making that memory that will be captured for future generations to see.

Say cheese!

Sarah Evans

Colour and Image Consultant, House of Colour.


If you’d like some details about your very own Autumn Session before winter sets just let me know and I’ll ping you over a brochure and price list. To request on just  click here

Or if you’d love to know if you’re a Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn- thereby saving yourself a fortune on clothes because you immediately stop buying orange when you know you’re a Winter (#VoiceOfExperience) – you can find out more about the insanely talented Sarahs work at:-

House of Colour Northampton