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Jan 09, 2009 19:06 |  #1

what do male photographers usually wear on a wedding? it will be my first




  
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Jan 09, 2009 19:21 |  #2

Dress as a guest...


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Jan 09, 2009 19:23 |  #3

Hawaii shirt + short pants + sandles


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Jan 09, 2009 19:28 |  #4

I dress in all black and then add a bright bow-tie to look humorous!


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Jan 09, 2009 20:02 |  #5

The standard in my area is dress pants, dress shoes and nice collared dress shirt, no tie. Same applies for male or female photographer in my experience. You want to be dress as good or better than the average guest, except that a tie and jacket would only slow you down.

Things vary widely though, and there are photographers out there wearing tuxedos, with two cameras underneath.

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Jan 09, 2009 20:03 |  #6

Dress trousers (no jeans).
Collared shirt (no tees).
Comfortable dress shoes (no sneakers).
...and spares!


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Jan 09, 2009 20:04 |  #7

I wear khakis, and a collared shirt. Not tucked in. I won't "bum" it with jeans and a tshirt though, but I am not wearing a suit, or jacket. Dress shoes, with insoles ;)


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Jan 09, 2009 20:41 |  #8

Oteck wrote in post #7042443 (external link)
Hawaii shirt + short pants + sandles

sorry everyone, im going with this :D


on a more serious note, how does this sound?
bronze khakis, baby blue dress shirt and black dress shoes(non shiny ones), no tie as im going to have a camera swinging around all day




  
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Jan 09, 2009 21:05 |  #9

My parents have done wedding photography and video for decades. My dad always wears a suit and mom always wears a nice dress.


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Jan 09, 2009 21:10 |  #10

denis reggie says as a guide ask what the dress code is for the wedding and wear the same thing

others say have a recognisable 'uniform' which separates you from the guests but is of a suitable standard that you dont offend

others say wear a plain t-shirt or polo & loose pants because you have to be able to move easily & you dont want to get too hot




  
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Jan 09, 2009 21:27 |  #11

somethingsimple wrote in post #7043008 (external link)
others say wear a plain t-shirt or polo & loose pants because you have to be able to move easily & you dont want to get too hot

I agree. My last wedding, the groom wanted me to wear a suit. I had to explain, I am not participating IN the wedding. I will dress accordingly. I don't want to shoot a wedding drenched in sweat, missing shots, destroying my suits.


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Jan 09, 2009 22:03 as a reply to  @ Livinthalife's post |  #12

About a year and a half ago I made the big change from dress slacks, coat and tie, and I removed the tie. On the tux thing, I find that you should not out dress the groom.


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Jan 10, 2009 00:01 |  #13

For shoes I have a black pair of Nike Shox. No one notices... :)


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Jan 10, 2009 00:03 |  #14

cchooks wrote in post #7043315 (external link)
On the tux thing, I find that you should not out dress the groom.

female photographers have more latitude here LOL...




  
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Jan 10, 2009 05:08 |  #15

Dress to blend in. If the guests are wearing tux's, wear a tux (and pass the hire feeon to the customer). If they're wearing Hawaiian shirts, wear one of those.

My standard attire is black dress pants and a custom made black dress shirt, made with light material so I don't overheat and tailored so I can raise my arms to shoot without ripping the material - I have good shoulders ;) Black hush puppies keep my feet dry and happy.


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