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Tips for Great Wedding Photos, Even If It's Raining

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Rain on your wedding day is one of the biggest fears of couples. But you don't have to let a little rain get in the way of getting some unforgettable photos. The rain can actually add a beautiful and romantic element to your images. Here are three things to consider if the rain clouds happen to roll in on your Special Day.

Have a Positive Attitude

Yes, it can disappointing when the weather doesn't cooperate with you on your wedding day. But that doesn't mean your whole day is ruined! Remember that if you have a negative outlook on the rain, your expressions will show through in your wedding photos. Try to keep a positive mindset and pay attention to your body language.

You can Always Find Plenty of Places to Stay Dry

Awnings, porches and even the protection of tree branches can shield you from the rain and provide the perfect backdrop. As your photographers, we will have already scouted out the venue and made note of areas that can be used for these purposes. You also have the options of incorporating umbrellas into your portraits.

Keep Your Activities as Planned

Many couples consider forgoing some of the scheduled shots because of the rain. But the rain can actually enhance the images and result in picture-perfect settings. The rain can serve as a beautiful natural backdrop and the overcast clouds are ideal for outdoor lighting. It also gives your surroundings a boost in saturation so the colors around you really stand out - not to mention all the glimmer of light it can reflect for an enchanting setting. So before you write off these outdoor portraits, talk to us first about our options.

If you are really against the idea of shooting in the rain, speak with us and the venue about setting up a time to do a special “Bridal Session” for portraits at a later date.

No matter what, do not let the rain get you down on your Special Day. Embrace it and trust us. We have the tools and creative mindset to capture you beautifully in the not so ideal elements.

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