overcast engagement pics?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
453 posts
Helper bee

@EffieTrinket:  INAP (I’m not a photographer) 

BUT, I’ve heard that overcast is actually a little better instead of super bright sunlight. I think it’s less harsh. I wouldn’t worry about it, a good photographer can overcome a little clouds!

Post # 4
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You’re photog will be able to make it work regardless, but I JUST went through the same thing. Our guy said it was better to have overcast for lighting… not to mention no one was squinting in the sunlight!

Post # 5
559 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Ours were on a rainy day!  They came out great!  Just try to relax – I stressed out so much about the rain that I didnt have as fun of a time as I wanted to.  And it will show in your pictures!  

Dont worry!  Just go with it! 

Post # 6
22125 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’ve actually heard that overcast days can be fantastic for photos because the light diffused through the clouds just works really well for both the human subjects and the natural background. And I agree that your photographer should know just what to do to make the best of an overcast day! Have fun!!!!

Post # 7
3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

that is the best kind of weather for photography.  no shadows, no squinting. 

Post # 8
4163 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I’ve seen wedding photos from a rainy day which turned out awesome. If it does rain, play it up…get a cute umbrella and have fun with it.

Post # 9
7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Three words: awesome rain boots! Play up the rain and have fun. It will make for great photos. 🙂

Post # 10
1479 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Overcast worked great for us. Not too sunny, but also not rain:

Post # 11
1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Ours were very overcast,  drizzled a little bit too! I actually forget about that now when I look at the pictures. I had a ton of anxiety but they came out amazing!

Post # 12
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@EffieTrinket:  I’m a photographer, and I prefer to shoot on overcast days, in general. The lighting is easier to manage, nobody is squinting, and colors look more saturated instead of too bright or too dark. You don’t have to conteract harsh shadows in the image, so you have more options of where to pose the subjects.


They will turn out great!

Post # 13
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ours were overcast and it turned out great because we didn’t have to worry about squinting/sun in our eyes!

Post # 14
3777 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

To echo what everyone else is saying, our photographer said he prefers overcast days. My bridal portraits were taken on a cloudy, “blah” looking day and they came out beautifully!

Post # 15
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I tend to prefer getting my photos taken when it’s abit overcast.To illustrate why:

We had family photos done in teh sunshine a couple weeks ago. I look like an albino Asian person (best case scenario), or worse, like I am sleeping in other photos, because it was so bright.

My engagement photos were done in overcast weather. I haven’t seen them yet, but I am confident I will look like the awake caucasian person that I am.

Post # 16
8513 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

My photographer preferred overcast, the light isn’t as harsh.  You could shoot anywhere!  Otherwise you have to look for areas without direct sunlight.

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