How I dress for a wedding

So, let’s go back to my first wedding. It was April 2014, I was in Next, and I was panicking that I didn’t have anything to wear. I had 4 staff members giving me various options and I was declining them all. I had watched YouTube videos, scoured many articles on the internet to no avail. The day before the wedding and my mum took me to Debenhams and I finally chose an outfit, a lovely stretchy full-length jumpsuit. It was perfect.

Since then, I have worn countless outfits to many different weddings. I still continue to scour the internet and often ask other wedding photographers what they wear for weddings. I would say dress code for wedding photographers fall into 3 categories:

  • Smart (as if you were a guest yourself)
  • Smart casual (looking nice and presentable but comfortable and versatile)
  • Casual (Jean, t-shirt and converse style)

Right from the get go, I always said to myself (and still do) that I have to be comfy. There is nothing worse than trying to concentrate but your clothes don’t fit or you’re self-conscious. Even though I aim to be comfy, it doesn’t always work out. I had to find that out the hard way! I had a favourite pair of summer wedges, tan leather and they were my comfiest shoes that I’d worn on plenty of nights out and events, however on a particularly hot day, I was in my 8th hour on my feet and they were screaming at me! I felt betrayed by my own shoes.  But it happens sometime, you just have to make sure it doesn’t affect your work. Personally, I draw a fine line between wearing smart casual

Published by megthorntonphoto

I am primarily a wedding photographer. However, I shoot events and commercial products.

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