Working days

When you work on commission, you tend to get two types of time served to yourself: time of laid-back, workless and broke life and time of intense workflow with money coming to let you live through tht first type of time. I've been having that second type of time served to me lately, hence lack of posts on the blog. I've been sewing up a storm, designing graphics and taking photos for clients. With my days filled to the brim with duties, I finally did find a little time to take a few photos --albeit on the job! We were taking wedding photos for a cute couple and we had two spare hours in between the shoots. While the couple and their families were dining, we went to have coffee and to look for nice places for the next photoshoot in the Old Town. We came to the music school grounds and I asked my boyfriend, The Fish, to take a few pictures of me in my working outfit.

I figure there is no place for bold prints and being heavy with colour when you're a wedding photogtrapher. You are supposed to stay in the background as much as possible while still being elegant enough to show your respect. After all, it's a huge celebration for the bride and groom and their families and friends so it's only fair to look like you fit in while staying professional. I like to choose white tops and rather close fitting downs that let me easily move about (you do that a lot when you shoot a wedding) and some comfortable shoes. At the same time, I don't want to look like I'm going to the office so while a pencil skirt is a yes, a black pencil skirt would not satisfy me. So here's an iteration of my usual working outfit. A white blouse with a subtly pink bow, a classic pencil skirt in polka dots (made it myself some time ago) and nude flats. Simple, smart and comfortable.

And you'll see the photos of the bride and groom later this week because the beautiful bride was wearing a dress that I made for her and I want to show it to you!




Po polsku niebawem.
Skirt: made it myself
Pattern: Burda
Fabric: allegro
Blouse: Freesia, old
Flats: Even&Odd via Zalando
Bow: ?
Earrings: gift from my Mum
Ring: Rossmann

*Photos by my boyfriend, The Fish.
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14 comments:

  1. groch zawsze się sprawdzają, w spódnicy również! very nice! :)

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  2. świetnie

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  3. What a clever bride - one stop shopping for her dress AND photos with you! ;) can't wait to see the dress! I agree with wedding uniforms - I tend to put on black pants and either a black top and a colorful flower in my hair or I find a subtle but colorful top. Gotta put some fun in there!!

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  4. can't wait to see the pictures of the wedding, the dress I saw on instagram was amazing. can I ask why you call your boyfriend 'the fish'? I always wondered?

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    1. Haha, sure! I think it's because we used to do those make-believe stories together, where we imagined what would it be like to live as another animal and he would always choose a fish for himself. A whale shark, actually. It sounds all kinds of silly, I know... but that's how it started! :D

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  5. Myślę, że wygladasz bardzo profesjonalnie :) A spódnica ołówkowa jest mega kobieca, zjawiskowo w niej wygladasz :) Nic się nie przejmuj przestojem na blogu, najwazniejsze że wszystko sie udało zgodnie z Twoim życzeniem i pasją :)) pozdrawiam

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  6. To jest takie ... aż nie dzisiejsze... Ale znowu w pozytywnym sensie.. Dziś każdy bez względu na zawód chce "gwiazdorzyć", albo robić wrażenie eksperta ale takiego przemądrzałego... A tu proszę, takie podejście - zostać w tle, uszanować. Niby naturalna rzecz, a jednak nie spotykana w dzisiejszym świecie.

    Fajny klimat :)

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  7. Wyglądasz pięknie i nietuzinkowo! Czekam z niecierpliwością na pozostałe zdjęcia :)

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  8. Klaro, jaka przecudowna spódnica! Leży idealnie i pięknie podkreśla Twoją figurę! Uwielbiam Twój styl <3

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  9. i love this outfit, it looks professional but cute at the same time :) can't wait to see the wedding dress!

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  10. I absolutely adore this outfit! I am actually so surprised because I had no idea that you were a wedding photographer. It is such a funny coincidence, because I am too! I have the struggle of finding the perfect working outfit for such a job. I want to dress classy but on windy wedding days, it's often hard to wear a skirt or dress without the fear of accidentally flashing someone, ha! So yes, pencil skirts have been my go-to outfits for weddings lately. I recently posted an outfit post featuring the tweed skirt that I wear. It's lovely! If I had your outfit from this post, I would wear it to every single wedding that I photographed!!! It is sooo lovely. And I would love to chat with you via email--it seems we have too much in common not to be good friends already. I eagerly anticipate the photographs of the wedding you shot and the wedding dress will be darling I am sure. (I have experimented with some sewing but I haven't managed to create any clothing articles yet. I just sewed some curtains last week for our camper but I do wish to sew something for myself to wear)

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  11. Droga Klaro, witaj po długiej przerwie:) Tu Kasia (kiedyś z bloga Simplicity is the key). Wiem, że długo się nie odzywałam, ale niestety musiałam rzucić blogowanie na chwilę, ze względu na kompletny brak czasu.Ostatnie miesiące były dla mnie łaskawsze, wreszcie mam czas na maszynę do szycia, z którą spędzam coraz to więcej czasu. Reaktywowałm bloga, póki co zamieszczam posty regularnie i coraz bardziej się rozkręcam:) Zawsze jednak pamiętałm o twoim blogu i nadal odwiedzam go regularnie. Mam wrażenie, że ostatnio rozkwitasz i wydajesz się szczęśliwsza niż kiedykolwiek. Miło widzieć że rozwijasz swoje pasje i spędzasz czas w sposób jaki przynosi ci satysfakcję. Nie miałam pojęcia, że zajmujesz się fotografią ślubną:) Widocznie omineło mnie dużo zmian:) Pozdrawiam cię cieplutko i życzę dalszych sukcesów:)

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