Post # 1
? Our wedding is at 3pm in June (the hottest time of the day) and FI does not do well in hot weather. and by not well i am gets very sick!
thankfully our wedding is inside but now we have the issue of when to do our pics. I want to do them pre-ceremony b/c i want my makeup and hair to be fresh for photos but FI wants to do them post-ceremony b/c it wil be a little cooler.
Is 4-4:30pm really that much cooler than 2pm?
What would you do in my situation? just looking for some opinions..
fyi-changing our time of ceremony is not an option…wedding is one month away. i know…i know…we did not really think this one through…ugh
Post # 3
Oh no, that would be awful if he got sick! Still, what if you planned to take photos some place with shady areas to rest, kept cold water on hand, maybe some umbrellas to keep the sun out of the way during downtime, and those little battery-operated fans?
I think you’re right – 4 pm vs. 2 pm probably won’t be a huge difference.
Post # 4
I would take all photos pre-ceremony and try to have a an air conditioned limo near by or stay close to an air conditioned space. My FI also does not like heat so our plan is to take quick breaks to help him cope. Lots of water and an air conditioned escape location!
Post # 5
I think 4-4:30 is the hottest time of day, after the sun has heated everything up. I would tell him he will probably be cooler at 2, even if the sun is more direct at that time. Maybe you could meet even earlier?
Post # 6
As a wedding photographer, I DREAD anything outdoors “in” the sun before 4pm. Can we do it, sure thing! Is a shady area better… oh yes! Honestly, I personally find 2pm more hot than 4pm… and while still very bright and sunny…. anything from about 11-3 is just pure torture for a photographer.
Again, a good accomplished and educated photographer can make it work… if you have a “lower skilled” or “newer” photographer… doing them that early may not turn out well. If they have a solid education and understand flash and lighting, then you’ll be OK…. Just something to think about. Either way, I would plan to find a nice shaded area…. but not a splotchy one where there will be many leaf shadows on your faces, etc 🙂
Post # 7
In most places, the actual heat of the day isn’t until the late afternoon or early evening. I don’t think 4:30 will be at all cooler than 2PM and having the pictures out of the way before the ceremony will allow you to enjoy your wedding much more.
Post # 8
I do think it’s much cooler at 4pm as opposed to 2pm. I would take the pics after the ceremony because FI’s comfort and health should come before perfect make up in teh pics. Also, it seems like it would be easier for you to re-touch your makeup after the ceremony than it would to deal with the heat and stress of possible sickness. Good luck!