Dressing Tips for a Female Wedding Photographer

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wedding photographyThe challenges that every female wedding photographer out there faces on the daily can be quite challenging to come across with. If you happen to be one, then you are in for a ride. However, this career can be quite rewarding and it can be a real fulfillment especially if it is something that you are quite passionate about. There are just a few things that you need to keep in mind, especially when you are thinking about the right things to wear during the wedding that you are attending and shooting as the official wedding photographer. These are not set. At the end of the day, it would be best for you to consult your clients about the perfect kind of dress code.

These are just a few guiding principles to ensure that you don’t end up having a hard time all throughout the time that you will be covering the wedding as the wedding photographer. Most of the wedding photographers out there know for a fact that this is not your usual run of the mill 9-5 job. You will get in a lot of crazy positions and you will need to be ingenious and resourceful if you want to capture that perfect shot at that perfect angle. This can be a bit taxing both physically and mentally so you need to come prepared and dressing up the right way is a major step to help get you there.

Choose the right kind shoes.

Which shoes are right, which ones are inappropriate, which ones are downright ridiculous and impractical? It’s kind of hard to draw the line when it comes to categories like those because there isn’t any. What you need to remind yourself of though is that 6-inch high heels are off the table, period. It doesn’t matter how good you may look in those shoes. The more pressing matter here is whether you can afford to run around in that pair for 8 hours or more. If you can’t, then perhaps a more toned down pair of 1-2 inch kitten heels will work better for you. If you would like to be super comfortable all across the board, getting a pair of great looking flats might just work out fine for you at the end of the day.

Cover up and don’t go for anything that looks a wee bit provocative.

You are there to shoot pictures of the wedding. You are not a guest nor are you the bride. Make it a point to dress modestly as much as possible. Again, we circle back to the fact that you will be getting into a lot of crazy looking positions just so that you get to have that perfect shot. You can’t go for something like that if you need to cover your chest area because your neckline is too deep or your behind because your skirt is too short or skimpy. Go for something that you will feel at ease in and always keep in mind that the only flash that your subjects should encounter is the one coming from the camera, not from you.