It’s Friday, so let’s talk fashion… for the photographer.
I get asked all the time about what outfits I wear when I shoot. Please understand, I will not claim to be a diva when it comes to fashion, but I do love shopping and finding great pieces and outfits (at great prices!). In particular I love finding pieces that look great and function well when shooting a wedding.
The number one item I get asked about are what shoes I wear when I shoot? Well, the above are my latest find in “shooting boots”. They are mid calf boots with an open toe AND open heel. It’s great because they are breathable on hot summer days and easy to slip on and off when entering brides’ homes to shoot the prep time. I like the chunky heel, verses a thin heel which tends to get caught in elevator and sidewalk grates. People often ask how I shoot in heels… well I find that flats end up making my lower back sore by the end of the day. And besides, being barely 5’4″ I need all the height I can get! LOL!
This weekend I had to choose only ONE store to do my shopping (I was on a timeline with the kids), so I went to Forever XXI to see what I could find. I picked up the following pieces that I know will come in handy this shooting season. The prices on these babies were also very reasonable. Rice points for me! :o)
First find, a Crinklette Military Jacket CAD$47.
Next up, a cute mint spaghetti tank CAD$21, paired with black belt CAD$8
I should mention that I ALWAYS wear a belt when shooting. This allows me to wear my QuiKlips which holds my flash on my belt. Our mantra is: WEAR your flash! It’s not going to be any good to you in a bag or off to the side on a stand. Keep it on your belt and always accessible.
Third up, cute dressy shorts for only CAD$17!
I love wearing shorts when I shoot because it keeps me cool and mobile. Besides, I don’t need to worry about scuffing my knees the way I would if I was wearing black pants.
And finally, my genuine Italian leather boots were bought at Arnold Churgin for around CAD$200 (on sale from regular price CAD$500). Besides loving to get a great deal, I believe in spending more on shoes of good quality, especially if you’re shooting long wedding days in them and they make your feet happy!
Happy shooting and happy shopping!