Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography Choosing the right colors to wear for your Albion Basin 
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Salt Lake City, Utah Family Portrait Photography Family Portrait of a family of six, three boys and a baby girl, taken at Albion Basin in Alta, Utah. ©Photo by Val Westover Photography - Orange County California & Salt Lake City Utah. All Rights Reserved.

Salt Lake City, Utah Family Portrait Photography

Family Portrait of a family of six, three boys and a baby girl, taken at Albion Basin in Alta, Utah.
©Photo by Val Westover Photography - Orange County California & Salt Lake City Utah. All Rights Reserved.


Salt Lake City, Utah Family Photography
Choosing the right colors to wear
or your Albion Basin Backdrop

Taking family photos seems like a rather simple task, but there are many things to take into consideration when choosing outfits and getting ready for these portraits. This includes choosing the perfect colors of clothing in order to stand out and look nice against your backdrop. In this instance, we’re going to discuss outfit colors when your backdrop is none other than the beautiful Albion Basin.

1. Complement the green, do not match

There are going to be a lot of lush greens in the photo if you’re heading to the Albion Basin as your family portrait backdrop. Choosing to wear a Kelly green in the photo to match the backdrop will only look silly. Instead, look at complementary colors to wear. Colors that complement green include:

  • Yellow
  • Yellow-orange
  • Lime green
  • Coral
  • Red
  • White
  • Brown
  • Black

Choosing to wear any one of these colors will make you and your family stand out against the gorgeous green scenery. Vivid colors will make for a stunning photo.

2. Don’t match, coordinate

When you know you’re going to be surrounded by A LOT of one color, it’s important to not match so much that you’re going to have A LOT of another color (the complementary color). Instead, you want to coordinate, choosing different shades of that one color so the gradient looks great, isn’t overwhelming, and is beautiful against your Albion Basin backdrop. For example, if one of the ladies wants to wear hot pink, another should wear baby pink, and the next a coral color. The men could wear different shades of orange to compliment those, as well.

3. Remember the season

While the Albion Basin won’t be a lush green year-round, it’s important to think of the season you’ll be taking the photos in as well. If it’s the fall season and cooler out, you’ll want to go with colors that complement the changing leaves. This could be the complete opposite pallet of what we just mentioned, but it could also be a great time to utilize fall colors like maroon, reds, and deep greens. For the ladies, instead of wearing black boots because boots signify fall, try opting for a brown boot to really tie in the fall feeling.

4. Shopping ahead – color coordinating collections

Retail stores tend to stock their shelves for the seasons, and many come with family collections that have color coordinating outfits. This is a great and simple way to knock the coordination tip out of the park in a way you didn’t have to stress over!

5. Wear clothes that flatter you

It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, if you love a certain outfit and you feel great in it, you’re going to love how you appear in the photo. Woman or man, feeling good about the way you look will inevitably translate into the photo taken.

Clothes make the portrait

At the end of the day (or photo shoot), what you and your family members wear ultimately determine how well you perceive the photographs you get back. The scenery is beautiful, but if you aren’t wearing clothes you feel are flattering, and colors that are all over the place, you may be upset with the photographer or feel you’ve wasted money. Try these tips above to make sure that doesn’t happen!