There is definitely a fine line between looking professional and feeling comfortable when searching for a wedding outfit for photographers. I refuse to be that person that shows up to a wedding wearing leggings, but I also need to be able to move freely without being concerned that everything is hanging out (yikes). I’ve tried many different outfits over the years, but now that I have found one that I LOVE, I wear the same thing for every wedding I shoot. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s a pretty big trend right now!
I would just like to thank the person that decided rompers should be a thing. You can literally have a romper for every occasion. Need a beach coverup? A romper is a great choice. Lounging around the house but don’t want to stay in your PJs? Romper it is. Feeling too bloated to wear real pants to the office? Throw a blazer over a romper and you even have room to eat pancakes for breakfast. The same goes for evening attire. I found an incredibly soft, breathable romper that is stylish but doesn’t draw attention, which is perfect for me to try to blend in while shooting. I have a short-sleeve romper I wear in the warmer months, and a long-sleeve one for cooler days. You can never go wrong with one (or multiple) of these in your closet!
My other favorite outfit go-to are my shoes. I am on my feet for sometimes up to 12 hours on a wedding day. I need something that won’t rub and won’t make me feel like, well, I have been on my feet for 12 hours. Oh and did I mention that they also have to look cute? Sneakers don’t always go well with evening attire. Want to know what I wear? Crocs! Now I know you are probably picturing those weird clog-like shoes that no one would accidentally call cute, but Crocs also makes a few other shoe designs, one of which is a ballet flat. The ones I have are slightly different because they do not have the holes on the side, but they have a similar look. I swear, these shoes are like clouds for my feet. My feet still hurt at the end of the night, but not even close to as much as they would with just about any other shoe.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to me to feel comfortable and professional on a wedding day. The last thing I need to worry about is a wardrobe malfunction or the fact that my shoes are giving me blisters. If you are a wedding photographer, I would love to hear what your favorite outfits are!
P.S. This is absolutely a bride in a romper wedding dress. I rest my case.
September 24, 2020