Do any other photographers, creatives, or work from home-ers out there find it hard to create a wardrobe that feels just right for their profession? We land in a strange space in which business casual blazers and silk blouses feel entirely too formal, but jeans and a t-shirt won’t cut it. In this post, I’m sharing a week of outfit ideas for photographers. You’ll come away with a go-to look for everything from working at home, client meetings, and shooting!
Over the years of owning my photography business, I’ve curated wardrobe pieces and go-to outfits for my different work scenarios. Most of my outfits transition between life and work so well, making throwing together outfits in the morning a snap. Spend time each season building new outfits and evaluating what works for you and your business! Ready to elevate your photographer outfits? Let’s do this!
A Week of Outfit Ideas for Photographers
Working In Your Office
Whether you’re working at home or in your office space, you want to be comfortable but put-together. Even if you’re not seeing clients, putting on a comfy but cute outfit boosts your productivity and confidence. Most days when I’m working at home, I’ll throw on a pair of denim, a t-shirt, and a cardigan. If I’m feeling a little extra fancy, I’ll add simple gold hoop earrings and a pendant necklace.
Cozy Working at Home
Are you really taking advantage of the creative work life if you don’t have an occasional yoga pants day? Try pairing your favorite yoga pants or leggings with a cute sweatshirt and lightweight jewelry. I love pairing a rainy day with an extra comfy outfit and letting myself lean into the cozy vibes. There is nothing wrong with the occasional pajama day, but my mind is sharper when I put an outfit together. It’s the perfect combination for a full day of photo editing or writing!
Whether you’re meeting with clients or networking with a new friend, you’ll want to crank up the professionalism a bit. Consider wearing a dress or skirt instead of denim, or adding a more structured jacket to the mix. Getting together with clients is a fun opportunity to get a little more dressed up than your everyday look! For my client meetings, my go-to outfit is a striped t-shirt dress, denim jacket, and cute sandals. Depending on the client or connection you’re meeting with, you may want crank up the volume even more. Again, consider the client and meeting environment when deciding what to wear.
When you’re on a photoshoot, you need to appear professional, but also be mobile and comfortable. Most of the time on shoots I’m roughing up my clothes a bit, between hauling gear, kneeling down, or sweating. I have a few go-to photoshoot outfits for different types of shoots. For portraits and branding shoots, you’ll find me in a black button-down shirt with super stretchy jeans and comfy boots. If I’m photographing an event or for corporate client, I’ll wear flowy black trousers with boots or flats. For interior shoots, you’ll find me in jeans and a sweater or cardigan (layers are important in AC!). Take into consideration the environment you’ll be shooting in, the client, and the weather when making your photoshoot outfit choices.
Local events are the perfect opportunities to show off what you and your business are all about. An outfit you feel great in will give people a solid impression of you before you even say hello. Events are a welcome opportunity to have a little more fun with my outfits! I’ll pull out my favorite long dresses, jumpsuits, and heels. A cranked-up outfit will give you the boost of confidence you need to mingle and enjoy your event.