Rainy engagement photo shoot. Help!

posted 2 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

 

Wilson2Bee:  You have all your appointments booked… I’d say just leave it. Thats the risk we all take with outdoor photoshoots. If your photog has been at it for a while, I’m sure they’ll have some tricks up their sleeves. Maybe buy a really awesome umbrella? Rainy pictures could be really beautiful, and to be honest, no one ACTUALLY knows what the weather is going to be like on the day, so just go with the flow! I’d plan a ‘rainy day’ outfit, and a “sunny day” outfit just in case, so you dont freeze or slip in heels. I’m sure they’ll be beautiful no matter what! And an April wedding.. rain is absolutely appropraite (at least where I come from!)

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

i say make the best of it!! I think a rainy day shoot would so romantic!

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I’ve been to three separate outdoor weddings (not engagement shoots) that were rained out … all of them ended up with some pretty fantastic pictures. You can still shoot in the rain. It’ll be great. Relax and enjoy!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

If it’s next Friday, it’s still WAAAAYYY too early for the weather predictions to be accurate at all.  You never know what’s going to happen!  But yes I second the fact that a rainy shoot could be AWESOME!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

 

Wilson2Bee:  Good! I’m glad you’re feeling better about it. I once heard that a cloudy day produces way nicer pics than a really bright sunny day. Not as much trouble with shadows, glare and shiney faces 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

 

Wilson2Bee:  Ugh, we got FROZEN is what we got 🙁 it was the coldest day we had had in a long time. I’m in Canada and we were fully prepared to freeze, but it was 10-15 degrees every day the week before, it was SOOOOO beautiful! Then our wedding day was -10 with an abosolutely frigid wind. I have SO many pics where I look just miserable… I wasnt, and didnt feel too bad but then I’d realize that I couldnt move my fingers anymore and had to go warm up in the car haha 🙁

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I went to a photography seminar last weekend and all the professionals said they love working in overcast or rainy conditions because you don’t have to deal with unflattering shadows, squinting subjects, etc.  I’ve seen so many stunning shoots in the rain! I wouldn’t worry about it at all, have faith in your photographer and maybe you’ll do some “pretty and dry under umbrellas” with hair and makeup intact and then some “soaking wet and laughing” shots!  If the clouds are dark it provides a great contrast and bright colours really pop.  Just take some time to think about your wardrobe and maybe include a red top or dress if it’s really going to be pouring. Clear umbrellas are bettter than black umbrellas as they don’t block the light.  Wellington boots can be cute.

I’d email your photographer today and say that you have concerns about the wet weather, and what does he/she plan to do differently if it rains?  And do you need to wear/bring anything different. Can they send you some pics they’ve taken in rainy weather? Perhaps you could meet at their studio first and do some formal shots then head out and enjoy the weather.  

Hope you have a blast!  

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

 

Wilson2Bee:  Haha! Yeah, it was definitely extra memorable lol. I was joking with our photogs that they’d have to photoshop the goosebumps out of the pics, and im pretty sure they did in a couple lol. I hope your e-pics turn out beautiful, hope you’ll share a few when you get them back!!

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Wilson2Bee:  

 

These photos were taken right before, during (inside a hotel) and after a huge storm. Don’t be concerned, I found the weather made our photos look really romantic! 

 

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