Inside: What to Wear when You are the Wedding Photographer can be tricky because you want to be comfortable all day plus look professional. We hope to pass on some wedding photographer dress etiquette through our tips and advice when asked what do photographers wear?!
What to Wear when You are the Wedding Photographer
One of the things I love almost as much as photography is fashion. (Some of my favorite outfits come from when I’m running out of laundry and I have to think more creatively). When it comes to my wardrobe as a photographer, I take things seriously! It can be hard to know the line between professional and trendy, and if that’s something you’re struggling with then this post is for you!
First off, I always make sure I know what the bridal party colors are because I don’t want to accidentally match with a bridesmaid and then get mistaken for one! If you’re not sure what the colors are and you don’t think you’ll be able to find out in time, a safe bet is to wear something black. Try to stay away from white. White is the bride’s color so if you do choose to wear white, keep it to a minimum. I personally tend to opt for neutral colors or pastels.
As Jasmine Star says “For whatever reason, I feel like wearing black is understated and allows me to work without drawing attention to myself.” – take it or leave it!
Female Photographer Outfit
Jumpsuits: I LOVE jumpsuits because they make it so easy to walk around and squat/bend-over/tip-toe without worry! I would totally wear these particular ones to photograph a wedding
This trendy jumpsuit from ABADAY is only $40!
Style blogger Kat from With Love from Kat with her jumpsuit from Shopbop.
I love the cut and style of this one from White House Black Market! And as an added bonus for any recent moms, I’ve been told that this jumpsuit is nice for breast feeding.
Trousers + Nice Top: Another comfortable option for running around all day and not feeling prohibited to get those angles you want by standing on chairs or lying on the ground.
I’m head over heels for this look from ASOS! It’s professional, modest, and trendy at the same time. However, I’d switch out those heels with some comfy sandals instead.
Style blogger Amy Spencer from The Little Magpie demonstrates how to wear this beautiful blue suit from Reiss.
ASOS wins again with these high-waisted trousers, perfect for blending in but still looking professional.
Maxi: Summertime is perfect for maxi dresses. And they’re so fun! They make me want to dance around and do some spins.
I have officially added this stunning pleated maxi to my wish list. Modcloth gets an A+ with this one!
Lulu’s has you covered with a dreamy emerald green dress that will not only feel good, but will look good too.
Who says you can’t wear floral prints as the wedding professional?
Knee-length Dress: Pants and jumpsuits can be great, but sometimes you just want to feel pretty in a nice dress. I suggest aiming for knee-length so you can still move around comfortably.
Look elegant and professional with this gorgeous dress from Twinkle Deals.
How ADORABLE is this blue floral lace dress?! It’s super affordable too, which means I may need to add it into my budget in the near future.
I hope these suggestions help you in your wardrobe dilemmas! It can be tough sometimes, but instead of letting it daunt you choose to see it as a fun opportunity to showcase your personality. Main points to remember? Keep it modest and keep it you. That combo will attract the clients you’ll enjoy working with the most. 😉
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Aram Hovsepian says
Any suggestions for male wedding photographer?