Post # 1
According my moms 30 day weather checker, its supposed to rain on my wedding day (insert sad face here.) The inside of the venue is absolutely stunning, but I think pictures just turn out better outside.
Did anyone else have to take pictures inside (or outside on a rainy day?) Care to share them?
Post # 2
i think ideally everyone likes to have pictures outside but you know what, 30 days is very far away for a forecast. just keep watching the weather but don’t worry about it too much right now
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
We took photos both inside and outside. We started outside, but it was super HOT so we decided to move everything inside. Some of my faves:
Post # 4
senglish0410: Of course I’m hoping that it doesn’t rain, but I’d like to at least be expecting it if it does. You know?
Mrs. Coyote: Pretty! Our venue has tons of dark wood like that all over, but its not near as well lighted, so I’m not sure ours will come out that well.
Post # 5
allyfally: all of our pictures except 2 had to be taken inside. It rained on our wedding day, and it got dark out early since it was in November. Our venue was gorgeous, but the indoor lighting was poor (it was a big, old mansion)– but STILL!! we came out with great pictures!
30 days is WAY too far out to be concerned. Even one week out I don’t trust the forecast except that if it’s January it’s going to be cold LOL
Post # 6
allyfally: Where did she check a 30 day forecast?? I need to check mine!
Post # 7
MrsEME: I know theres no way of knowing, I would just rather prepare for rain and then be pleasantly surprised than to expect a pretty day and then it be all grey and rainy. lol.
taraelisabeth: Uh, I have no clue actually, lol. I didn’t ask. I think it was an app?
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
We intentionally did all family photos inside due to mobility issues with a few family members. The photos were shot in an interior room with dark wood, and they turned out fantastic. So sophisticated and classy looking. A pro photographer will have no problems compensating for that with portraits. The good part about portraits is that you can use a tripod, which means you have a stable shooting surface to get longer exposures to let more light into the lens.
Post # 9
allyfally: Has your photographer ever taken photos at your venue before? Maybe you could ask to see some work to make you feel better. If you have hired a professional photographer, they should be able to work with the lighting of your venue even if it appears to be poor. We plan on doing a mixture of photographs inside and out so hopefully weather co-operates! Does it say all day rain or just rain at a certain time? Maybe you can squeeze pictures in before the rain starts (if it rains). Hope it all works out for you!!
Post # 10
DC experienced some crazy torrential rain the week leading up to our wedding. Although the weather improved by the weekend, it still wasn’t ideal (it drizzled on and off for most of the day) so we ended up taking all the posed group shots inside. I think our photographer did a great job considering the conditions.
Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography
We were able to get a few of just us outside on the venue’s porch which was nice.
However, the majority of my favorite photos are all the “hidden moments” he was able to capture throughout the day so the fact that these photos didn’t happen as planned (i.e. outside with pretty fall foliage) doesn’t really bother me much in the grand scheme of things.
Also, don’t worry too much about the weather now. It will only stress you out. Just enjoy the last month of your engagement 🙂
Post # 11
Mez03: No it’ll be the first time she’s shot a there before. The venue has some pictures from other weddings, but most of them aren’t professional, and they were all taken when the sun was bright and shining. The venue is really old and almost exclusively lit with dim chandeliers, and most of the windows are stained glass, so its pretty dark when the sun isn’t shining.
Post # 12
FI’s sister got married in September and all the photos were done inside the church. The only ones taken outside were when they left and we all threw rice at them, so nothing posed!! That all look great 😀
Post # 13
Ask if your photographer will set up a strobe for formals, some even like to use one during the dances as well.
Post # 14
If you’ve hired a professional photographer that should be one of his/her first questions: indoor or outdoor pictures. That way s/he will prepare for whatever you’ll say including bringing additional lighting sources, etc to ensure the best possible shots! So….just talk to your photographer about what s/he’ll do in the likely event of rain and dim lighting conditions…
we’ll do a rain dance with you for that day!