Dress Code

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Every photographer at some point has come to a point where they’re not sure how to dress for a certain type of photoshoot or event. Most of these photographers are the ones that are just getting into a photoshoot or an event.

I decided to make some tips for a photographer’s dress code so here it goes:

  • Dress to blend in. You’re supposed to be invisible so you have to blend in. You are not the focus of attention so do not wear loud/colourful/distracting clothing. Therefore you should stick to darker solid colours OR just have your top in a solid colour that could be a bit bright but not bright and bold to the point that you’re sticking out like a sore thumb.
  • Don’t overdress or under dress. You may not be expected to dress formally like in a suit with a tie and what not but you should still dress somewhat formally like a button up shirt and some suit pants. Ladies, you don’t need to wear a dress, I would suggest wearing pants NOT jeans. It’s a lot more difficult to work in a dress as you would have to consider on whether or not you are flashing other people as you’re getting your shots.
  • Dress comfortably. Ladies, don’t wear heels as over time through out the day, your feet will be sore and it will be crying. Wear comfortable shoes like flats but don’t wear sneakers.
  • Dress to make your clients feel comfortable. If you want to get your clients to relax a bit, wear slacks and a designer t-shirt. Ladies, you can wear pants with a nice top. You don’t have to look formal just semi-casual and not casual to the point where you seem unprofessional.

If you are still unsure, for some events, ask your client what the dress code is that they would like you to be in. If they don’t have one then just dress semi-formal but don’t wear jeans.

Tips on what to wear to an engagement photoshoot

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Many of you will ask the photographer what you should bring and what you should wear. I’ve decided to compile a list of some do’s and don’ts for you bride-to-be’s to help you and the photographer out.

Here are some advice from me to you about the do’s and don’ts of an engagement photoshoot:

DO: BE YOURSELF Show your true colours and it will show in your images of the natural beauty of the relationship that you and your significant other have. It will also accentuate your personalities and style. So in other words cuddle up, laugh, compliment each other, smile, and interact with each other like you both normally would.

DO: DRESS FOR THE WEATHER You don’t want to dress in summer clothes when it’s freezing out so dress appropriately to the weather that day of the shoot.

DO: MIX IT UP Bring a wide variety of clothing styles such as dressy, semi-casual, casual, cute, fun, whatever it is that you want.

DO: LAYERS, ACCESSORIES, AND PROPS It is always fun to use layers and accessorize. It will feel natural and adds a nice touch to the photos. Bringing props such as a pet, an instrument, something that you both love doing together such as a picnics or riding bicycles, rollerblading, etc. It is whatever you both like doing together and what suits both of you the most.

DO: HAIR AND MAKE UP Ladies, getting your hair and make up done will help tremendously in your photos since you know for sure your hair and make up will be perfect so it will also lift off some stress as to how you look in your photos. So get it done and make yourself feel even more perfect and gorgeous.

DO: IRON YOUR CLOTHES Now-a-days a lot of people believe photoshop can do everything but there are just some things that even photoshop can’t fully fix and that includes the wrinkles in your clothes.


DON’T: TAN RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOOT Tanning disasters can happen so it is best to not do it right before the shoot.

DON’T: WEAR CLOTHES THAT ARE TOO LOOSE OR TOO TIGHT You want to look perfect in your photos so if the clothes fit you perfectly then you will look perfect and feel perfect in your photos. If you wear clothes that are too loose it’s not very flattering neither are clothes that are too tight so the most flattering would be to wear clothes are are perfectly fitted for your body.

DON’T: WEAR UNCOMFORTABLE CLOTHES You want to wear something you are comfortable in to show your true colours within the image. If you don’t wear the clothes that are you’re comfortable in then it will definitely show in the images that you’re not very comfortable in the clothes that you’re in. You want the images to look as natural as possible.

DON’T: WEAR MATCHING OUTFITS Although it may seem cute and some similar clothes may be right but do not wear the exact same outfit. Instead of matching outfits coordinate the colours that are similar to each other that you are both comfortable in.

DON’T: BE AFRAID TO BE ROMANTIC The whole point of the engagement shoot is to capture the romantics within the relationship that you have with your partner so don’t be afraid to be romantic as it would help the photographer be able to capture the true feelings that you have for each other.

DON’T: DO LOGOS OR DISTRACTING PATTERNS This is a huge problem for many photographers so it is best to avoid all big huge logos since you are not advertising for the clothing so let’s stay away from huge distracting logos. It’s a huge no-no on distracting patterns so it is best to keep the clothes simple and free of majorly distracting patterns.

What gets you relaxed, calm, and/or stress free?

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Many of us have experienced the most stressful days or weeks or months which results to not sleeping properly or moody or what not. So what keeps you relaxed and calm and stress free?

Here some of the things I do to help me relax, be calm, and somewhat less stressful during the stressful days:

  • Watching movies or shows that need to be caught up in
  • Listening to relaxing ambient music or just music in general with a glass of your favourite drink whether it’s coffee, tea, or an alcoholic beverage.
  • Going to the gym to work off that stress
  • Surfing the web to get inspirations and ideas
  • Just doodling to my heart’s content and not a care in the world.
  • Be outside or window shopping to be inspired with what people wear or like so basically people watching in other words but no one would want to say that.
  • Youtube videos of silly things or of animals doing cute or silly things. Animals are a good go-to I find
  • Last but not least, if you could spare even for an hour or so, hang out with friends to take your mind off of the stress or even just chatting with them whether it’s online or through the phone and family also helps with that too UNLESS they add to your stress then I would say scratch that.

So let me know what you guys do to help wind down, staying calm or be less stressed after stressful days, weeks, and/or months.

Cheers and enjoy the rest of your week!

Where do you get your inspirations from?

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There are a lot of different ways for people to get inspirations. I for one get my inspirations from everything that surrounds me such as, the outside world, signs, shopping malls, online websites, social media, clothing, tv, movies, music videos, etc.. There’s just a never ending streak of ways to get inspirations.

Here are some of my favourites to get the brain working or when you need an inspiration when you get stuck or you can follow my Facebook page or Pinterest page to help you as well!

You can pretty much get inspiration or ideas anywhere you go and the things that you see out in the world. Just keep your eyes and mind open to new and improved ideas. Another great way is to brainstorm with some of your friends to bounce ideas off of each other.

So where do you guys go to get your inspirations and/or ideas?