Post # 1
Any suggestions on good things to do for rainy day e-photos?
We were planning on taking our photos all over central park and were really hoping for those beautiful shots where the sun is streaming through the trees and the colors of the blooming flowers are highlighted.
Now I’m worried everything will look grey and gloomy.
Any thoughts on how to help this situation a bit?
Post # 3
Photographers LOVE cloudy skies as they give really good lighting.
Get some cute umbrellas and you can take some really good shots. We had rainy day shots from our wedding day and I adore them. Even though I don’t adore the fact that my outdoor ceremony had to be moved. But the pictures turned out great!
Post # 4
@FMM: I remember your wedding day pictures. They were fantastic!
Ok, maybe today after work I’ll try and find some cute umbrellas.
Currently we only have a black umbrella and a leopard print one.
Post # 5
If it makes you feel better, my photographer said rainy days are awesome for pics! He showed us a few E-pics and wedding pics he’s taken in the rain and they were beautiful!
Maybe wear some brighter colors to counteract the gloomy??
Hope this helps you feel better. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 6
Wear bright colors!
These were taken on a gray day, but you hardly notice because the blue and yellow pop against the neutral sky and backdrop.
Post # 7
@teaadntoast: Now I have to pick out all new outfits!
I was planning on wearing jeans, a black tank, and a 3/4 sleeved cropped blazer with gold & tortoiseshell jewelry.
Maybe I can find the red scarf my sister gave me for some pop.
Post # 8
Does it have to be an outdoor shoot? The sculpture court or the Temple of Dendur inside the Met would make for some pretty images.
Post # 9
@teaadntoast: I’m sure if it is really raining we’ll do something different. There’s always the Plaza hotel, natural history museum, the Met, etc.
But I really wanted to get some “classic” outdoor NYC shots.
Our wedding will be in Maine, but these photos will be in our guest book as a little reminder of where we live.
Post # 10
Grand Central is also good for engagement shoots! Keeping my fingers crossed for you that it isn’t too rainy. I agree that overcast skies do make for better pictures. 🙂
Post # 11
Your photographer will surely have some ideas. I love the idea of bright clothing and fun umbrellas for some shots. Yes, cloudy skies are perfect for lighting. How exciting though. I can’t wait to see your pictures when you get them back.
Post # 12
Our photographer has a rainy day couples’ e-pics featured on their website – they are so cute!
hey are the couple with the umbrella like 6 pictures into the gallery, I think it’s just adorable 🙂
Post # 13
I second what the PPs said about cloudy day shots – my bestie who is a professional photographer adores them because the light is great. Apparently the cloudiness allows for more neutral lighting that allows colors to come through while sometimes too much sunshine can wash things out on film.
Maybe you can do some shots around Bryant Park and the Library? Ooh and there’s the Victorian park, carousel and zoo in Central Park – they’re indoor/outdoor areas so you can duck in there if it starts to sprinkle.