Before I left for Jamaica, I had a lot of stuff on my mind regarding my photography equipment and then realized later on (like two days before we left) that I needed an outfit to wear! So what does one wear to photograph her first wedding in a tropical locale? I wanted something comfy so I could move around really easily but also pretty enough to wear to a wedding and something that would keep me cool because I knew that I would be on my feet all day long in the hot weather. I have a ton of sundresses but decided on a maxi dress for the coverage so that when I was taking pictures, I could sit/crouch/lean/whatever crazy position without flashing anyone.
What I’m wearing: Dress: Doki Geki Shoes: Franco Sarto
My hunt for maxi dresses turned out to be pretty unsuccessful as they don’t account for those of us that are vertically challenged. I did not have time to take it to my tailor so had to find one that did not need to be hemmed. Out of all the places I went to this dress from Nordstrom was the only one that fit so I wasn’t given much choice but I was happy with it. It ended up working out great as I was able to maneuver how I wanted throughout the day and it really went with the location we were in.
I also had a major freakout about shoes before we left so scrambled to find sandals that would stay on my feet while standing on rocks and cliffs and other various natural elements. I went to Nordstrom and had the salesman pull every single sandal with a back strap in a size 5. Luckily I was able to find two pairs (at really great prices) so was super happy. The day of the wedding I wore these Franco Sarto’s and they were fantastic. My feet definetly hurt at the end of the day but that was because I was standing and walking or running all day long. The shoes were great, I think I may have to buy more pairs in other colors!
My husband made good use of his wedding suit and wore it again. He wore a different shirt and tie but the vest and pants were what he wore to our wedding.
Although we weren’t guests of the wedding, it was still important to us to dress as we were. We knew that nobody would be paying attention to what we wore but we also knew that if we both showed up in shorts and tees, it would look badly upon us. Of course if I was a wedding guest I would be dressed differently (especially in heels!) but I needed to be able to move around to do my job, so I did my best to try to look nice but functional at the same time. Both J and I share the feeling that presentation is very important in all aspects especially as photographers. I do have to say that guys do not have it easy in that warm weather though! I was not jealous of him in his pants and button down shirt!
Oh and did I also mention that my dress happened to match the sunset as well? 😉 This was the gorgeous view at their reception. I’ve never seen the sky turn this shade of purple before, it was truly captivating.
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