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What to wear as a wedding photographer?

 
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Jul 18, 2011 17:00 |  #31

SuzyView wrote in post #12780508 (external link)
I don't think a logo on a nice black shirt is bad, maybe I would do the writing in blue or a darker color, not white, but I don't see anything wrong with it at an informal wedding. At some events I've been to as a guest, that wouldn't work, only suits for men, and formal wear for the lady photographers.

It's white on black because that's my branding; same font, same colors, etc. And I still only wear these shirts 90% of the time; I dress for the ocassion and will wear better clothing when I'm shooting a more formal affair. I have a black-tie wedding in November and will probably go in a (non-logo'ed ;)) tux.


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Jul 18, 2011 17:54 |  #32

I may actually get shirts made up for my own use sometime. The black shirt with black skirt or pants isn't a bad idea. It's great for events anyway, not necessarily weddings. I mainly shoot at the schools here so it would be good to be identified as the photographer.


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Jul 19, 2011 09:45 |  #33

I sweat like crazy!!!! I was thinking about wearing a headband for the b&g alone time. =D




  
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Jul 19, 2011 11:25 |  #34

CameraMan wrote in post #12778495 (external link)
Logos on shirts? That's almost as bad as handing out business cards while you're working. Besides, everyone can tell I'm the photographer because I'm usually the ONLY one there with a camera mounted to a flash bracket with a flash mounted on it. I can almost hide behind my camera setup. :D

I've seen a few photographers with the business name and logo on shirts, similar to Robert Wayne's look, and I don't see anything bad about it. I think his set up looks nice and is professional, actually. If it were a very formal black tie wedding, they might kick it up a notch to match the tone of very formal guests, but for an overall working uniform, worn with black slacks (not jeans), I think that is a very dobable look.


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Jul 19, 2011 12:08 |  #35

suecassidy wrote in post #12785969 (external link)
I think that is a very dobable look.

I even think it's doable :)


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Jul 19, 2011 12:52 |  #36

Wallace River wrote in post #12786212 (external link)
I even think it's doable :)

I"m a trend setter, and as such I even make up my own words. : )


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Jul 19, 2011 16:12 |  #37

We're colorful. All black was too boring for us, and doesn't fit our style. My favorite outfit is a light pair of slacks, a colorful top (teal is the current favorite) and a comfy pair of TOMS shoes. Never fails, and we're usually among some of the nicest dressed always.


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Jul 19, 2011 17:51 |  #38

Ninja style FTW :-)




  
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Jul 19, 2011 19:10 |  #39

When I first opened this thread I thought it was the same one from a couple of weeks ago. I KNOW I've seen Peacefield's pic numerous times in recent months.

Anywho, I took a page out of your book! We just got our matching navy blue polos with the logo on them. Mine is in purple, his is in a beige color. They actually look really nice and feel more professional.

But I learned a ton about uniform from my very first wedding. It was an ultra religious ceremony for a religion I was not familiar with at all. But I was told a few key things- do not wear black unless you are widowed (it's considered rude to wear black if you are not) and women must wear skirts/dresses and not show their shoulders. So I have numerous outfits I wear to weddings. Before the polo days I wore a yellow button down shirt and dress slacks for more formal weddings and a dress with leggings for more casual weddings. I prefer the dress, to be honest, since it's more comfortable and I feel I can move more freely, but it's a little less formal. Then for the ultra religious ceremonies I have a long sleeve button down and what my friend calls the most marmy skirt she's ever seen.


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Jul 19, 2011 20:55 |  #40

ph0ngtran wrote in post #12785321 (external link)
I sweat like crazy!!!! I was thinking about wearing a headband for the b&g alone time. =D

me too, i've even thought about getting a headband emroidered with my logo for the receptions lol
it's not so bad when there is A/C but a lot of venues aren't and i am constantly wiping the sweat out of my eyes!


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Jul 20, 2011 06:28 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #41

I tend to wear the same thing at every wedding - a pair of grey or black trousers, a shirt with a tie and smart leather shoes. I have learnt not the wear a suit jacket because I normally get too warm and have to carry it which is an absolute pain when I’m also carrying around a backpack full of photography gear and a couple of lighting stands.

I would never wear jeans or trainers because of the potential embarrassment of being underdressed.. that being said I know many photographers who wear black jeans.

I sweat like crazy!!!!

Yeah I have a tendancy to sweat loads as well, especially in the summer and especially so when I did my first few weddings where I was nervous as hell! I always pack a small mini can of deodrant.


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Jul 20, 2011 08:20 |  #42

bigarchi wrote in post #12789025 (external link)
me too, i've even thought about getting a headband emroidered with my logo for the receptions lol
it's not so bad when there is A/C but a lot of venues aren't and i am constantly wiping the sweat out of my eyes!

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Yeah I have a tendancy to sweat loads as well, especially in the summer and especially so when I did my first few weddings where I was nervous as hell! I always pack a small mini can of deodrant.

lol It was 95 degrees last sunday but with the humidity it felt like 113 degree. I literally could squeeze my shirt to fill up a bucket. =(




  
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Jul 20, 2011 15:28 |  #43

PeaceFire wrote in post #12788420 (external link)
We just got our matching navy blue polos with the logo on them. Mine is in purple, his is in a beige color. They actually look really nice and feel more professional.

I'd be curious to see them when it's convenient to post a pic.


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Jul 23, 2011 21:41 |  #44

ph0ngtran wrote in post #12785321 (external link)
I sweat like crazy!!!! I was thinking about wearing a headband for the b&g alone time. =D

just finished a wedding, and I wore a headband the whole ceremony..
thought I'd feel like a tool but honestly it helped me work,
and everyone seemed to think it was a good idea.

the sweat in my eyes was just too much!

outdoors, full sun, high nineties with high humidity, one bridesmaid passed out.


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Jul 23, 2011 21:42 |  #45

bigarchi wrote in post #12811445 (external link)
just finished a wedding, and I wore a headband the whole ceremony..
thought I'd feel like a tool but honestly it helped me work,
and everyone seemed to think it was a good idea.

the sweat in my eyes was just too much!

outdoors, full sun, high nineties with high humidity, one bridesmaid passed out.

oh, and i wore flip flops haha. first wedding i've done that ever, but it was too damn hot and sticky!


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