You've booked a wedding (woot woot), but what are you going to wear? How you present yourself on a wedding day is really important. While some may know that it's common sense to not show up wearing jeans and a t-shirt, others may be confused. By now, you've probably guessed that my favorite color to wear is black so it is no surprise that this is what I like to wear on a wedding day. There is something about black that feels chic yet simple and does not take the attention away from the bride and her party. Here is a breakdown of what I wear and look like to photograph a wedding. Keep in mind that this aligns with my brand and I suggest you stay true to who you are (the best version of you..).
Hair: My hair is normally pulled back on a wedding day. Because I have a lot of hair, it tends to get in the way and on a hot summer day, it's not fun to leave it down. Usually my hair is in a sleek bun or ponytail.
Makeup: I believe in wearing makeup on a wedding day and I strongly encourage it. Putting effort into your appearance shows that you care (also, if I don't wear makeup, I tend to look tired). My look is kept neutral. I want to look put together and professional without drawing too much attention to myself. My favorite blush and highlighter combination is Nars Lovejoy and Sun Beam by Benefit. As you can see, I love 'lovejoy' so much that I am almost finished with it. Wedding season in New England is during the summer and early fall months and a typical wedding day is anywhere from 8-12 hours. Using a primer and setting spray is imperative to long lasting makeup. My current primer and setting spray combo? Smashbox Photo Finish Primer and Urban Decay's All Nighter Setting Spray. As far as Lipstick goes...you can already guess it.. keep it neutral with MAC's Creme in Your Coffee.
Outfit: Now on to the good stuff: the outfit! What you wear to a wedding needs to look professional while being comfortable. A wedding typically lasts all day. I always wear black to a wedding.. you don't have to but this is what I like to do. Black pants from Loft and blouse from Banana Republic allows me to be comfortable. If you've ever photographed a wedding, you'll know that sometimes you have to be willing to do anything to get the shot, even if it means getting down to the ground. When I wear pants, I don't have to worry about showing anything that should not be seen... This does not mean that I do not wear dresses... I just have to be more mindful in a dress. The dress pictured below is also from Loft. What attracted me to it? Ha, you guessed it.. its black AND HAS POCKETS!!!! I get so excited about pockets!
Shoes- Finding the right pair is so important!! Photographing a wedding means that you are on your feet the ENTIRE day. Words cannot express how important it is to get shoes that are comfortable, stylish and provide support. I love buying my flats from Aerosoles. Purchase shoes that are cushioned, trust me, your feet will thank you for it!
From top to bottom this is how I dress for every wedding, big or small. You definitely don't need to wear what I wear but it is important to dress professionally because you are representing your brand. Find something that fits your style while also being comfortable. What do you normally wear? As always, leave your comments and questions below!