Hello Bride-to-be and Welcome! This is such an exciting time for you! I’m sure your mind is racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life and yet you only get one shot at it! By the time you get the hang of it, the planning is over!
My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just photographs, it’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful photographs, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience.
Here's a little insight to my knowledge that I am happy to share with you.
Rainy wedding days
Ahh, I said it... Now that it’s said, I know we don’t want rain but rain happens.
One of the most frequently asked questions that I receive during wedding season is “Soooo, what do you do if it RAINS?!”. I want to reassure you that even if it rains, you will still have beautiful photographs! Overcast skies mean vibrant colors! I know that rain isn’t ideal and no bride would wish for rain on their big day but if it happens, it happens..... and it’s going to be JUST fine!! Some of my best weddings have been on rainy wedding days! I, myself, got rain on my wedding day and it still was the best day of my life and created for some dramatic photographs. Here are a few things to remember:
1. My brides should be open minded with photographs. I am not wanting to get my clients wet even though in 2016 it was very rainy year and every one of my brides did not care about it. They told me to bring it on and don’t worry abou it. Let’s go have fun and make magic. The more relaxed my couples were about it, the better the photos turned out. This photo on the spread was during a very rainy wedding. Look at love, the hug, the emotion. It was gorgeous moment. You don’t believe it was raining, do you? Look again at the photograph! Look at the grooms jacket? Raindrops! “Raindrops keep falling on my head....”
2. Let me worry about the pictures. You have enough to think about. If there is a chance of rain, don’t worry, it’ll be great. If it’s downporing with rain we might break the creative session up and head to the bar and open a bottle of champagne to share with your bridal party. You’ll still get some fantastic photos and we’ll try again later. Oh, if we do this, do NOT to tell your bridal party about this, keep it as a surprise. Oh, a round of drinks is not suggested as it takes forever for drink orders and arrival of them and it take away from the emotion and mood. Keeping it fun, a bottle or two of champagne and we’re on for a winner.. Heck, we should do this anyway, rain or shine. How much fun will this be. So what I am saying is, don’t worry!
3. Take it one step at a time. Don’t think about your entire day and what will happen if it rains. That will only overwhelm you! Definitely have a rain plan for your venue but then let your vendors do the work of handling the rest of the day if rain is in the forecast.
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