It's supposed to rain for our engagement shoot, freaking out…Help!

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@newcitylights:  wish I could calm you down, but unforunately I was in your shoes last week. I REALLY want pictures with the beautiful fall leaves and colours, but last week’s shoot got rained out, as it was calling for thunderstorms (and then to see it barely rained made me very annoyed). I had to cancel my hair and nail appointment! Frown We’ve rescheduled for 2 weeks from now, but it’s also calling for rain again!

I’ll send you positive weather vibes if you send me positive weather vibes!!

Post # 5
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

rain pictures are beautiful, and you can send save the adtes without engagement photos! nobody wants a picture of other people anyway, lol

Post # 6
498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

rain makes beautiful photos…thats just my opinion though…good luck to u 🙂

Post # 7
2878 posts
Sugar bee

@newcitylights:  Awww, I’m so sorry. But I have to say, I actually LOVE pictures with rain (with colorful umbrellas). I think they look fabulous and romantic. But I understand it’s not necessarily what you envisioned for your e-pics. All I can say to try to calm you down, is : a week ahead, it’s still too soon to know about the weather for sure. During my summer vacations (we were going camping for 2 weeks), the weather channel said it would rain all week (high percentages), but we’ve been incredibly lucky : sometimes it was only cloudy during the day, and it ended up not raining at all. Or, it rained early in the morning or late in the evening, so we didn’t *waste* our day because of the bad weather. Keep it positive and if you can’t reschedule, try to think of a plan B maybe ? There are plenty of ideas that can be done with e-pics even if it rains, and you can turn lemon into lemonade. 🙂

Post # 8
1768 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

There was a 100% chance of rain ALL DAY the day of our e-pics. I went and got a blow out…in the rain (I wore one of those old lady rain bonnets on my way out). Attempted to get my makeup done (that’s another story)…in the rain. Went to Sephora to buy some makeup…in the rain. Went to Nordstrom to buy cute boots and an umbrella…in the rain.

Got dressed in the rain, drove to our location in the rain….and it stopped. It was cloudy and overcast (perfect for pictures!) until the golden hour (we started about an hour before), and then just as the sun was setting and the light was warm and fuzzy, the clouds cleared out, and we ended up with some pictures like this:




And, FWIW, that’s not what I wanted (I didn’t want pictures in the rain OR summer pictures…and I almost ended up with both). Our e-session was originally scheduled for this fall, when the leaves were changing – I had been dreaming of our fall e-session forever. But then life got in the way, and we unexpectedly had to move halfway across the country with two weeks notice and took the only slot we could get with our photogs. SO, we’re going to get anniversary pictures taken in the fall in a couple years. So, even if it does rain, that doesn’t mean you can never get pictures taken ever again! Also, rain pictures are TOTALLY cute. There are a million reasons to get closer 😉

Post # 9
4072 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

There is something super romantic about rain pictures. Pick up a cute colorful umbrella and some rain boots, and have fun with it.

That’s assuming it’s not thunderstorms or raining cats and dogs – in which case I’d cancel. But a lighter rain or drizzle? Work with it.

Post # 10
6812 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Here are some awesome rainy engagement pix, just in case:

Also, where are you doing it? Perhaps move the location that will also have some indoor options for you?

And some photographers say that it’s better to shoot on cloudy days bc the lighting is better.

Post # 11
592 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@newcitylights:  I had a similar situation last week with my engagement pictures.  It was up to 80% of rain so we pushed the session to Tuesday (which worked out because our photographer offered to take the pics at Central Park).  Well that Monday rained out (not showers, but a downpour).

The best advice I could give you is be prepared.  Some mist and a few showers could make a nice backdrop for pics.  But if you really need to be safe, ask your photographer for a rain date or have an indoor pictures plan.  

Oh and don’t go to on an hourly basis.  It drove me nuts as the day got closer.

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