how to dress for a wedding

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by chriscorbin, May 4, 2007.

  1. chriscorbin macrumors 6502

    chriscorbin

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    i was driving past the local church and saw a wedding happening and the photographer was doing his job, but he was dressed in a "wife beater"(torn tank top) and old ratty jeans:eek: . i found i knew the people at the wedding and they said that he did his job well, but his choice in clothes ruined the mood. i was wondering how should one dress to photograph a wedding as a professional?:confused:
    one day i hope to photograph weddings and i want to avoid these mistakes.


    Chris
     
  2. miniConvert macrumors 68040

    miniConvert

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    A simple suit would be fine. There's no need to go overboard, it's just anything too casual will really stick out at such a formal occasion.
     
  3. srf4real macrumors 68030

    srf4real

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    I just attended a first class wedding last weekend. the photgrapher was wearing a black tuxedo without the jacket. He would have been kicked out had he shown up in a wife-beater. Using Canon equip. and very professional, only spoke when directing guests in photos. He even had two apprentices to be sure his bases were covered. (it was a huge reception.) Made mucho $$$, I'm sure... My uncle was crying over the bill more than about his daughter getting married off!:p ;)
     
  4. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    Clothes that fit the decor but let you move around in and if you kneel down wont show stains on knees.
    A pair of fitted khakis and a nice dress shirt in neutral color is what I like to see. Basically dress like one of the guests.
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

    j26

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    Bear in mind what day it is before you ask for advice on clothing.

    Our wedding photographer wore a basic suit which looked fine, but he smelled something awful, so an important point is to wash (sounds basic, but he obviously forgot)
     
  6. jlcharles macrumors 6502

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    I might have punched my photographer had he shown up in a wife beater to my wedding.
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I can't remember what the photographer wore at my wedding. My eyes were on the bride.
     

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