Every photographer is different when it comes to what they want to wear on wedding days. This post is just a glimpse into my thoughts on why I wear what I wear and what I wear on wedding days. I haven’t changed it up much since I began photographing weddings years ago. I like to keep it simple. When I wake up on a wedding Saturday, the last thing I need is a complicated outfit choice that takes up time and stresses me out.
I do want to mention, although I’ve linked everything. The only referral link is my Rothy’s link.
Now, let’s talk shoes. I’m a big fan of Rothy’s. I have three pairs of Rothy’s. I have a cream, black, and purple pair all in pointed-toe, because I feel this slightly elongates my legs, and is an elegant look. I also have mary-jane style which I love. I prefer Rothy’s because I can throw them in the washing machine with everything else I wear on wedding days. If I’m being completely honest, most of the wedding season, I do not smell good at all by the end of the wedding day. Being a photographer is a physical job! That’s one reason I love it so much. So, yes I stink! And, so do my shoes! So, for most weddings, I wear my Rothy’s. But, if I’m not in the mood to wear my Rothy’s, I will usually wear leather Kate Spade flats similar to these which are a neutral shoe and go with just about anything! P.S.- Make sure you don’t dry your Rothy’s! And order half a size up for pointed toe!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard or read about any other photographer talking about what *ahem* undergarments they wear on wedding days, but I think it’s a topic worth being explored. I will never forget when one of my second shooters captured a sweet photo of me from behind helping my bride carry her dress. I was mortified, however, when you could clearing see that I was not wearing the proper underwear. Since then, I have worn nude spanx or seamless underwear to every wedding. I also wear this extremely comfortable True & Co. bra that I swear by and own four of to every single wedding!
In my opinion, it is so important to be comfortable at a wedding, but to also look put together and elegant, especially when you are shooting a high-end event. Before I leave for a wedding, I make an effort to do something with my hair and put on makeup, even if my makeup is going to melt off in a couple of hours (probably before the guests arrive), and my hair is going to go up in a clip. The bride will know I made an effort for one of the most important days of her life- and that’s what matters the most!