Outdoor shoots have always been tricky things to handle for most of the wedding photographers.
Aside from the fact that you have to seriously tone done your equipment to nothing but the basics, you also need to make sure that your equipment and the rest of the other photography accessories that you bring along with you are protected from the outdoor weather related elements such as extreme heat or rain. Although natural light is usually abundant and this is usually something that wedding photographers would always prefer when it all comes down to it, the fact remains that there is so much thought that usually goes into the preparation of an outdoor wedding shoot.
Know how to dress up
Another challenge that comes along with an outdoor wedding that usually confounds wedding photographers a lot is how they should dress up. There are so many different outdoor venue possibilities out there that you simply cannot make a decision that is solely based off of that notion at the end of the day. You need to make sure that you are able to really narrow it down as much as possible. First up, what kind of footwear will you be wearing? If the wedding is set to be on a beach, wearing closed shoes might probably end up being a really bad idea and something that you should totally avoid. This is actually one of the few times if not the only time wherein it is forgivable for wedding photographers to wear flip flops during the weddings that they shoot. Flip flops would be out of place and deemed inappropriate for the rest of the other wedding settings out there so try to keep that in mind all of the time. If you are going somewhere woodsy that might end up with you having to trudge through knee length grass all throughout the time, it would probably be appropriate to wear a pair of protective Wellingtons. If you are in a manicured lawn, a pair of kitten heels of women or downright flats should work nicely, and so on and so forth. There are so many different scenarios and possibilities for outdoor settings that you will never really be able to anticipate unless you find out specifically what it’s all about.
Keep clothes modest and professional.
It is also quite common for female wedding photographers to think that if they will be shooting in am outdoor setting, that it’s okay not to cover up that much and to let a few things hang every once in a while. The answer is still no. Keep it modest and professional. You might end up annoying some women attending as guests and you might end up making the men a little bit uncomfortable with being flashed every time you stoop down to take a shot. This is not the kind of thing that you would want people to remember you by so take extra time to really think about what kind of clothes you are able to wear during the wedding photography shoot because it will say a lot about you.