(Closed) Bright Photos for a Gloomy Day?

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 2
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Busy bee

Well idk about the Photoshop part… I’m also from socal and I was sad as I went to get my makeup done morning of our engagement photoshoot because it was cloudy/gloomy. I panicked (ESPECIALLY since it had been sunny and hot all week) and called my photographer and told her how worried I was it may not clear up for the photoshoot. She reassured me that clouds actually help soften the look of pictures. She said some other psoitive things that I don’t remember anymore. All in all, she said it was a blessing in disguise. 

Towards the end of our shoot at the beach, a little sun started to show so we waited for the clouds to semi cover it again and proceeded taking pics. Needless to say, our photos are gorgeous and I don’t think you should worry too much. 

Maybe talking to your photographer about this may also help. Good luck!

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Gloomy weather has some of the best lighting IMO. You won’t be squinting in your photos because it’s too bright outside and it’s a lot less harsh on your features because it won’t be creating unflattering shadows. My friend just got married and it was nice and cloudy but during her ceremony the sun was shining RIGHT in her eyes and she was so squinty during the whole thing and I kept thinking about how her pictures would be like that. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

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mgandjonl :  I’ve also heard that gloomy weather is good for photos. Also, there’s always a chance it will be sunny in socal. I’m from socal and remember a lot of Christmas days being bright and sunny with not a cloud in the sky.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

If your photographer is good they will be able to take nice photos in all lights, I would avoid asking them to photoshop the sky. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Overcast is best for photos, since direct sunlight casts unwanted shadows. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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mgandjonl :  Overcast is better for photos!

It rained the entire day of my wedding. We were able to get some outdoor photos while it was a lighter rain. It was still dark and gloomy, but my photographer edited them and I think it looks like it was much better weather than it was! He even made the best out of getting an intentional rain shot with an umbrella since we couldn’t get our sunset photos as we planned.

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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mgandjonl :  overcast weather typically equates to very flattering, even lighting for pictures. bascially the next best thing to golden hour sun. both our engagement pics and wedding pics were done on cloudy, overcast days. don’t sweat it, bee, and just let the pros do their thing.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I feel a gloomy sky has a bit of romance and mystery to it.  Rather than alter photos I’d work with what you got and make the best of it for a more natural look.  Plus, if you greatly alter photos they won’t accurately document your day.  Embrace the gloom!

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