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This may seem like a bizzare question but as I am taking on more and more wedding work, I wondered if there is a correct dress code from the tog? So far I have felt that I need to be suited and booted, simply because everyone around me is, but on reflection, Im at work they are not, and more casual clobber would probably be more helpfull for holding all those camera accessories. I suppose it could also help single me out as the tog?
Seems a strange question, and Im sure the majority of the answerw will be along the lines of 'just wear what youre comfortable in".
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Maybe you have been getting more weddings because you are "suited and booted".
You might take great pictures but what if the bride says "he was good but you should have seen what he was wearing" ~ how many more weddings would you get from that comment.
I think you need to have a suit and blend in.
A 'sober' suit.
Try to avoid wearing a white dress and a veil - this tends to upset the bride for some reason.
Smart, casual, professional looking is perfectly acceptable. Flip-flips, shorts and a vest may be a little too casual.
Personally, I like to get dressed up.
One 'Pro' Photographer that gave a talk to a Camera Club that I belonged to said that he would enquire what the dress code was for the day from the Bride & Groom, and dress appropriatley, e.g. if it was formal Morning Suits for the men that is what he would wear!
Mind you he did do a lot of society weddings.
You could always try a kilt, since this will ensure that everyone will be looking at you, hence saving the bother of trying to get their attention. You'll also get smiles on everyone's face. Well, as soon as they stop laughing that is!
Casual clobber? No no no!! Dress to reflect your professionalism on someone's wedding day ..
Quote: You could always try a kilt
And that is the most sensible suggestion in the entire thread .. a man in traditional Scottish dress is a fine sight ..
Quote: You could always try a kilt, since this will ensure that everyone will be looking at you, hence saving the bother of trying to get their attention. You'll also get smiles on everyone's face. Well, as soon as they stop laughing that is
Well you must look some sight, never had anyone laugh at me in a kilt.
Trousers, shirt & jacket shouold be fine, not jeans and t-shirt
Quote: I suppose it could also help single me out as the tog?
...wouldn't the camera around your neck do that
Quote: You could always try a kilt,
The t****r who did my eldest son's Wedding two years ago wore one... I have never seen such rubbish pictures - - and it cost him £1500.
Quote: and it cost him £1500.
I knew I was in the wrong job!
I wear all black... Figure the Milk Tray Man look never did anyone any harm. Rarely wear a jacket cos I get too hot, never wear a tie unless I really have to, because it gets tangled in camera straps.
Black suit & Top Hat. Standard undertaker gear!
Many thanks all.
I think the general concensus seems to bear out my conviction that smart is the order of the day. I migttry without the tie though, as it did get in the way at times.
Glad you all didnt think it was a stupid question, and will definately make a note to not to wear a kilt or a white dress and veil
My standard dress is a smart but lightwieght suit, usually dark and either a plain t-shirt or simple shirt. Never ties, they do just get in the way. Remember you are in the image business and should always get at least one booking from each wedding you shoot. If someone is going to part with a large sum of money they will feel more confident about doing so with someone who cares about their own image.
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