What to Wear: Colors of the Rainbow! | Long Island NY Portrait Photographer

Are you stuck on what to wear to your Engagement or Couple session? Check out this guide based on the colors of the rainbow! This guide would also be a great starting point for planning out your Family Session wardrobe. Who doesn't love a good pop of color? I hope you guys are inspired by this What to Wear guide, look out for more in the future!


Red is one of, if not the, strongest of colors in the rainbow. A symbol of power, passion, blood, and love, red is a bold and striking color for your engagement 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 striking engagement images that create lasting impressions on your wall.


Orange is a tangy, optimistic color that demands attention! Strong, joyful, and happy, 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, such as against concrete, brick, and stone.


Ah, yellow! The color of happiness, of light and sunshine. Yellow is a wonderful color to wear in outdoor, buttery natural-light shoots, and looks amazing on camera! Although yellow can be difficult for some to wear because of its tendency to wash out skin tones, patterns with yellow or a single yellow garment in an otherwise neutral palette adds wonders to your images. Adding yellow florals, jewelry, or accents also helps to make your photos go “POP!”. I love yellow!


Nothing says fresh and new quite like the color green! Green comes 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 therefore 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.


Indigo - or deep blue - is a rich, exceedingly 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 accenting in your outfits.


In ancient times, the creation of purple dye was an incredibly lengthy, expensive process. Purple garments became a symbol of wealth and nobility, even royalty; and were sought after world-round. Although violet is now far easier to come by, the color is still associated with its royal roots. A violet-themed engagement outfit exudes playful sophistication and looks great on camera! Small accents of purple, such as scarves and accessories, can also liven up an otherwise muted palette!

Ok, now where do I get it?!?

Here's my personal suggestions on where to shop for some of these classic, yet stylish pieces:

H&M- I <3


Urban Outfitters


Old Navy- It's really hit or miss for me personally

Forever 21- Also very hit or miss, but very affordable and worth a shot



Target- Ok it may seem weird, but lots of designers have been teaming up with Target, and lately I have been finding some really great stuff there! Just don't expect it to last forever