Style Me Saturday: Photographer's Workshop

Dawn is a photographer on the east coast (see her webpage HERE) and is heading to the west coat for a workshop in February. She was wondering if I could give her some outfit suggestions that are both cute and comfortable for shooting. She is also considering purchasing a pair of Tory Burch flats and wanted my thoughts on how comfortable they are.

As a fellow photographer, the criteria I have for my own shooting attire is that it must be comfortable (so I can move around), not too low cut (I don't want to have to worry about flashing a client as I bend over to get a shot), and I typically stay away from light colors (in case I need to get down on the ground, I don't want to worry about stains). For shoes I always shoot in flat shoes (or sandals in the summer - but not flip flops, something that won't fall off as I move around) and I LOVE my Tory Burch Reva flats. (Note: If you must wear heels, I think a wedge would be best as they are a bit sturdier than a regular heel.) I have worn my flats to death and didn't have any foot pain even after being on my feet all day while photographing a wedding. Plus, I always get a ton of compliments on them - they are hands down the most worn shoe in my closet so I absolutely think they are worth the money. I bought mine in my true shoe size, but like many shoes they do take a little breaking in because of the elastic at the heel.

Here are three outfits I came up with for Dawn, click on any of the photos for more info unless otherwise noted.

Click HERE for the jeans in this set.

If it's chilly Dawn could always throw on a cardigan over this top to add warmth.


Sarah Goblot said...

One advantage of a white shirt is that it makes for a better catchlight. You should also avoid bright colours for the same reason-funky catchlights.

Love this article, as I do all. :)

Lisa said...

I love the last outfit with that brown short sleeve shirt. You mentioned putting a cardigan over it. What kind of cardigan would look best? Brown, cream, open one, or one with buttons or ruffles?
I am trying to learn more about layering properly!!!

J @ The Look 4 Less said...

Sarah - very true about the white shirt, but honestly I always wear black or grey and have never had problems with getting catchlights! Plus when shooting families I feel like I'm always laying on the ground so white would definitely not work for me. But that is great advice - thanks for commenting!!

Lisa - I would probably go for one with buttons but leave it unbuttoned, and I would try cream or brown. I would not get one with ruffles, only because I think it would compete too much with the stripes but that's mainly just my preference.