After such a great response to last weekend’s post about How to Dress as a Wedding Guest, I got thinking about how I could expand this mini-series. I had a few photographers in the comments asking if I had any tips of how they should dress to shoot weddings. Now clearly I’m not a wedding photographer myself so I thought instead of trying to guess my way through answering this question, I’d ask some of my favourite photographers to share an outfit they might typically wear to shoot a wedding.
Here’s what I learnt from the girls…
♥ Pockets are important – for memory card, lip balm, run sheets, your mobile phone etc.
♥ Comfy shoes are a must. Heels are to be worn with caution.
♥ Layers are great for changing weather (especially for the UK I’d imagine!)
♥ If wearing a dress that tights or leggings are often donned to avoid any embarrassing knicker flashing when getting into awkward positions to get that shot.
♥ It’s important to make a bit of an effort. As Chloe Browne put it, “I like to look smart and I think it’s good for my clients to see that I’m not “coming to work”, but that I’m going to their wedding. It’s also really important for me to feel like I fit in and it’s often something that my clients bring up at their first meeting, so I know it’s important to them too.” You don’t want to look like the ‘staff’ but similarly not like a guest…
♥ Dark colours are preferable as they are less likely to show up the dirt (again, after getting in all those funny positions!) but the most important thing is that an outfit is comfortable, doesn’t crease (again, when getting into all those funny positions) and is easy to clean.
♥ You need to find the balance between something that’s not too expensive (it’s likely to get ruined!) or too cheap (no one wants to look cheap or have their clothes falling apart mid-wedding.)
♥ Pretty accessories are usually kept to a minimum so not to get in the way, however some bits of ‘flair’ can be great for distracting children when doing the group shots!
♥ Camera bags don’t have to be ugly to be practical.
♥ Waverley dress
♥ Double breasted linen jacket
♥ Gallic Knot Sandals
♥ Megan Orange Butterflies Headband
Kaang on Etsy, $20
♥ Shootsac lens bag
♥ Waisted Dress with Scallop Collar
♥ Sketchers Shape-ups
♥ Navy polka dot alice band
River Island, £4
♥ Kelly Moore classic camera bag in grey
Kelly Moore Bag, $199
♥ ‘Pearl Lowe’ Butterfly Dress
♥ Swedish Hasbeens
♥ 3/4 length shrunken blazer
♥ A4 Barbara Wiggins Metallic Document Wallet
Newsroom Online, £59.99
♥ Pieces Donna Leather Travel Bag