My motto is this: keep it simple! The focus should be on the two of you! Simple colors, patterns, and lines are best for creating timeless portraits. Avoid busy patterns or logos/words. Wear what will make you feel comfortable and confident!
Accessories such as scarves, chunky jewelry, fancy flats, spunky heels, or funky belts are always welcomed. Clothes that are similar in style will give a more coordinated look.
If you have pets, props, or other meaningful items, please bring them! This is all about telling YOUR story, and they are a part of it!
I suggest picking a location that has meaning to the both of you. That cute little restaurant he took you on your first date. The tucked away trail where you got lost together for hours. By the gently running stream where he asked you to be his forever. Or perhaps you have a hard time picking because everywhere you go you have created beautiful memories! I have plenty of great suggestions within the Charlottesville area. Just ask!
This is a great opportunity to not only get fantastic Save-the-Date photos, but also a perfect time for you both to get relaxed in front of the camera, and for us to get comfortable working with each other. On your wedding day, photos will be a breeze!
And finally, have FUN! This is a day to celebrate you and the love the two of you have created. Get adventurous!