(Closed) Stressing about engagement session (stupid weather!)

posted 5 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are there any indoor or covered locations you know of or that your photographer can suggest? We did our pictures in February in Chicago, so we had a few backups in mind just in case the day was too nasty to be outside.  Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sheepandbear:  Is it such a big deal if it rains? Like doesn’t your photographer have a contingency plan?

Even if you don’t get the exact photos (location wise) that you want, isn’t the point of these to test out the photographer and have a few nice pics of you together? All is not lost.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sheepandbear:  I wouldn’t resechedule because what happens if you’re not satisfied with the photos? Like then you will be basically going into your wedding cold with this guy if you won’t have any e-pics to go off of.

I would move it to an indoor location. I find it a bit weird that the photographer wouldn’t have an indoor back-up plan.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our backups were an art museum, a diner and a lighting gallery. We ended up taking some at the lighting gallery as well as our outdoor locations, and they turned out really cool! I say have a few ideas, and go with the flow that day– you know with thunderstorms, it can be perfectly sunny one minute and scary dark the next. You never know what you’ll get!

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did our session for half the time outside and then went in our house when it started to rain. The indoor photos are actually my favorite! We got photos cuddling on the coach, playing with the dog, drinking wine and cooking. We look happy and relaxed.

This is also a good test for your photographer because you won’t be able to reschedule your whole wedding due to rain, right?  There are lots of good options for indoor photos – a favorite coffee shop/bar/restaurant, a library/book store/music store, public space like city hall, a museum, or university buildings. You can goodle “indoor engagement photos YourCity” to see what other photographers in your area have done and posted on their blogs. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@sheepandbear:  I’m not familiar with Dallas, unfortunately, but do you have any sort of indoor greenhouse/botanical garden type thing? Like you could be surrounded by pretty plants and flowers, but not be outside. Or if you have any buildings with really cool architecture, high celings and that sorta thing that would make for cool photos… like big public spaces. Art galleries, old train stations, that sorta thing.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It rained (although not hard) on our engagement shoot and our pictures turned out great! We got some really cute pictures walking in the rain, and the photographer brought us a big umbrella to snuggle under. I paid to get my hair and makeup done, but overall we were really happy with the results.

We had our dog, so we didn’t have the option of moving to an indoor spot.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would have one or two indoor back-up locations, but I also think it would be really cute to get some photos like this:

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@sheepandbear: Hopefully it won’t rain, but here are some indoor location ideas around Dallas! 

  • The butterfly house at the Texas Discovery Gardens does a daily butterfly release

 

 

  • The Perot Museum doesn’t have greenery, but is a really cool location and worth a visit.

 

I would talk to your photographer as well, and get suggestions from them about indoor locations. Hope that helps! 

 

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Get some cute rain boots and an umbrella just in case. Find locations where you can have some semi-coverage. As a photographer, trust me, weather is just as stressful for us. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We don’t want it to rain either because that puts us behind too. I would just wait and see what happens the day of.

 

As for not being able to do it another day, I know I always have my sessions in the evening because my clients want beach photos. However, your photographer should be able to find plenty of locations that offer enough shade you can shoot early in the day if need be.

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