I’ve been to a lot of weddings through the years. In fact, we’ve shot to over 40 weddings!
Most people don’t realize how physically exhausting being a wedding photographer is. On wedding days, we spend 8 or more hours on our feet, usually running around and carrying equipment without ever sitting down.
Honestly, wedding days are the most fun, but also the most tiring for us. The day after a wedding, we schedule time to recover, if possible.
For the first couple of years of wedding photography, I wore about two dozens pairs of shoes trying to find a pair which were going to be comfortable for the whole 8 hours. No luck.
After every single wedding (or sometimes about half way through) my feet, ankles, knees, and hips would be hurting soooo badly.
At the beginning of this year, I read about another photographer who would switch shoes half way through a wedding to “trick” her feet. Ever since then, I’ve been doing that. It might be all in my head, but it seems to help.
But, what REALLY helped was finally finding the perfect shoes for weddings and shoots – my Rothys. If you know me well, I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about my Rothy shoes, because as soon as I put these on, I fell in love.
What’s so great about these shoes? For weddings, they are PERFECT. I tell everyone they are the best shoes for photographers, wedding guests, or even brides! Even after being on my feet for most of the day, I don’t feel like my feet are falling off anymore. They for sure are less swollen!
Another plus is that you can throw them in the washing machine if they get dirty! This is a huge deal, considering you never know what type of mud, rain, etc. you’re going to run into while taking photos!
Aside from looking SO cute and being comfy, Rothys also has an incredible mission and purpose. All of their shoes are made out of recycled plastic bottles. 100% all plastic bottles.
It’s crazy to see how they are creating a beautiful product out of wasted trash. It’s nice to be able to wear shoes that you know are making a difference.
They want to create a product that is going to be sustainable and empowers women. I think they are doing that really well.
I love them so much, now when I change my shoes half way through a wedding, I change between my TWO pair of Rothys.
Rothy’s believes in their shoes so much, they have an incredible referral program. Give a friend $20 and you get $20 – how insane is that?! I don’t know any other shoe company with that kind of program. Click here when you place your Rothy’s order to get your very own $20 discount!
If you’re someone who stands on your feet a lot (like a wedding photographer or wedding coordinator), you NEED to get you a pair and try them out for yourself.
If you have any problems, their customer service has been amazing. They’ve helped me with exchanged and returns with no hassle when I accidentally forgot to sizeup when ordering their “The Point” flats.