As a wedding photographer (second shooter), it takes a fair bit of trial and error when it comes to what to wear when working at a wedding.
For me, comfort is a must as well as looking smart. You’re going to have a long day ahead of you, with changes in venue and varying temperatures. During winter, this is particularily challenging. You don’t want to add too much weight to the already heavy kit you’re carrying around all day but you don’t want to end up cold and caught out in the rain.
Here’s my checklist for any outfit that I wear as a wedding photographer in the winter:
Don’t wear lots of jewelry, it’ll just get in the way of the camera kit. I wear my wedding rings, couples often comment and ask “I see you’re married”… that’s a good conversation starter and a way to calm their nerves.