Being a female wedding photographer can actually turn out to be so much tougher than you would think.
Among the toughest and at the same time the most fragile issue that you would have to face as a female wedding photographer is how you present yourself to the rest of the world when you are out and about covering the wedding. If you are not that much into fashion and if you aren’t really all that particular about the way that you dress yourself up, this is probably high time that you start caring because how you dress up can really affect how you will fare in the rest of the time that you will be struggling to more or less establish your career in a niche as competitive and as male-dominated as wedding photography.
Make it a point to always look your best as a female wedding photographer.
This is one of those cases wherein it’s really quite alright if you overthink your outfit and how you present yourself a little. Prepare everything ahead of time so that you don’t have to end up cramming for it during the morning of the wedding that you are supposed to cover and shoot. Make it a point to really make sure that everything is clean and free of stains or whatsoever. Make sure that everything has been neatly ironed and pressed accurately as well. Any wrinkles or any other stains or missing buttons can make you come off as someone who looks a bit shabby and not neat and that is not the kind of perception that you would want people to have of you at the end of the day.
You should always look sharp and snappy and look professional at all times.
Come in prepared for any mishaps as well because you are going to be caught up in some compromising positions and you might end up ripping something. It always pays off to have enough foresight to have an extra outfit waiting in the car, just in case something happens. You certainly don’t want to end up having to shoot the rest of the wedding with a reaped seam smack right in the middle of your pants.
Make sure that you are always modest as well.
Although you don’t exactly have to dress up and cover up from head to toe, it helps if you are able to cover up in all of the right areas or places that are crucial. You certainly don’t want to end up giving people an eyeful every time you are trying to crouch down a little for a low angle. At the end of the day, as a female wedding photographer, you should go out of your way to make people feel comfortable with your presence and not to end up embarrassing them by dressing up in an inappropriate manner.
Keep in mind that the only thing that you should be flashing your subjects with is with the flash of your camera and nothing else.
It can be quite difficult having to compete with the men in a male-dominated niche such as wedding photography. It will make it so much harder for you if you are not dressed up right so make sure that this is not the kind of thing that you take lightly and make it a point to really look presentable all of the time.