Get your gorgeous on! | Charlottesville Virginia Wedding Photographer Sarah Houston Photography

I get this question a lot from my future #SHPBrides before their engagement shoot: "What should we wear??" I always respond back with: Choose something super elegant-like a fancy smancy dinner outfit and then a nice casual outfit-like J.Crew Models. So where does one find a fancy smancy outfit without having to pay a fancy price tag? Well ladies you're in luck! Rent The Runway (which opened a shop in Georgetown!!) offers gorgeous designer dresses you can RENT for a day!! AHHHH! It's like the fashion Gods are smiling down on us! 

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These gowns are all under $100 and they are all designer gowns that are going to look AH-MAZING in your portraits. I promise you won't regret taking renting off of Rent The Runway for your e-shoot, pair one of these with some cute heels and your handsome man in a nice suit & you will literally ROCK your portraits like the cover of a magazine!! Your fella doesn't have a suit? Goodwill-yes you hear me-Goodwill has suits!! it's crazy, but they have nice ones too for less! 

For the casual outfit I always use J Crew for inspiration, I love clean, preppy with a classic twist. Jeans are ok if paired with cute flats, boots or heels for a bit more of a business casual look. Avoid sneakers and jeans with tears. As for your guy-he should avoid cargo shorts, flip flops and sneakers as well. Sperry Top Siders are a great look for the casual look as well as a nice pair of Chino's with a button up. 

Looking your best helps you feel your best which in turns creates portraits you'll adore! it's also a bonus to see your shoot grace a wedding blog you follow!

Need more inspiration? try my pinsperation  on pinterest! you can view that here: