Did anyone have to take pictures inside?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
721 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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 # 5
2782 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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
1164 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

allyfally:  Where did she check a 30 day forecast?? I need to check mine! 

Post # 8
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
801 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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 # 12
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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
49 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

Ask if your photographer will set up a strobe for formals, some even like to use one during the dances as well. 

Post # 14
2187 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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!

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