Newfound LOVE for dresses


I never used to be a dress person, just generally speaking. But after I became a teacher, I found some awesome dresses at Goodwill. I tried to wear one for a wedding, but it was clingy and I was always adjusting it. But when I wore anything else, I was also always adjusting what I was wearing!

In May, I wore a gray dress that I love to wear with teaching to a wedding, and I fell in LOVE with wearing a dress! The only drawback is it didn’t have pockets! So, I went shopping recently and found a kick-ass dress at Burlington Coat Factory that was within my budget, had pockets, isn’t clingy, isn’t super flowy, and can be worn while teaching as well.

So, if you’re a female photographer and have questioned shooting in a dress, you should give it a shot for the following reasons:

  • Girl, things just breathe SO much easier! I definitely don’t get as warm shooting in a dress.
  • You never have to pull your shirt down to make sure nothing’s being exposed around the waist.
  • If the dress has pockets, it is way more professional to store lens caps and batteries in your pockets instead of your bra. Oh? That’s just me that does that? Okay.
  • You can still wear a pair of spandex shorts underneath or something if you get nervous about scootching down or climbing things.

Definitely give wearing a dress while shooting a shot 🙂 You just have to find the right one! I’m SO glad I found mine!!



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You can usually find me adding books to my never-ending “to read” list; challenging myself to do things like not shop for a year; sneaking crispy m+ms from my secret hiding spot so I don’t have to share them with my daughter; and melting over seeing my children smiling at each other.

Oh and I guess I should mention - I’m a seasoned Portland wedding photographer who provides not only kick-ass wedding photos, but also a meaningful and laid-back experience from the time you book to the delivery of your final images. 

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