(Closed) Engagement photos tomorrow with a 70% chance of rain…

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We personally haven’t taken any photos on a rainy day, but I think they could turn out very sweet if you get the right props. 🙂

Post # 4
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We also had a 70% chance of rain the day of our engagement shoot. Actually, we were supposed to have a horrible hailstorm that day, too! My photographer offered to reschedule but we decided to go for it anyway. It ended up not raining until later that night (thank god!) and the pictures turned out AMAZING. Photos look great when there’s cloud coverage. Everything is bright but there aren’t too many shadows. I absolutely loved them. 

If it does end up raining on your engagement shoot, try ducking into some cute bistros and have the photographer take photos of you in there (through the window or in the restaurant with you) or find a place with some coverage. Or bring some cute umbrellas with you and use those as props! We had our photo shoot on the Seattle waterfront and in the Pike Place Market. It was cold and windy, but the photos turned out beautiful!

Post # 5
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

We had some of our engagement pictures taken in the rain and they were GORGEOUS! The photographer offered to retake some on a better day, but the rainy day pics are my favorite hands down – but then, I like rainy days

Post # 6
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2006

Depends on where you are located and severity of weather, but when we shot in the Pacific Northwest if we’d cancel on account of rain we’d never shoot.  Also I can’t tell you how many times I’ve cancelled a session where it rained part of the day and was awesome at the time scheduled for the photos.  Cancellations equal money lost of the photographer.  That being said I wouldn’t want to shoot in a hard rain either.

Post # 7
11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Buy a cute umbrella! 

Post # 8
3075 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

@chouette:  I think engagement pictures in light rain would be cute 🙂

But hopefully it’ll rainafter your appointment.  Contact your photographer to see what they say :-O

Post # 9
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@chouette:  Pictures in the rain can look really pretty, but if you’re worried about it I suggest you just change the date. Might as well not be stressed or risk not liking the photos for such an easy fix.

Post # 10
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you’re worried about it I would just reschedule.  I’ve rescheduled ours twice now.  First day (two weeks ago) we rescheduled because nothing had been blooming (this year spring seems a little delayed and I wanted spring looking pictures) and the second one because of snow the day before and the cold.  Doing them next week and it should be 74 and partly cloudy!  I think that will be much more enjoyable than my other two days!

Post # 11
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We took our engagement photos in the rain, it was light drizzling for most of it. Our photos still turned out great, although we were a bit chilly.

Fiance had gotten me a burberry umbrella for my birthday so we brought it to our engagement photo shoot and took some really cute photos. Some of my favourite photos were the ones with the umbrella.

Post # 12
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I worked in a portrait studio for years, and overcast/rainy conditions provide the best and most flattering light, so you are lucky! A few years ago my brother and I did a surprise portrait shoot for my mom and got photos printed. It was raining that day, and like you, I was bummed… but they turned out AMAZING! the soft light will make your skin look beautiful.

Post # 13
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I second the umbrella suggestions!  Just have fun with it and your pictures will reflect that, no matter what the weather.  

Post # 14
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Take rainy day props and make the most of out it. I love “weather” shots, they are usually fantastic.

Post # 15
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@chouette:  I know exactly how you feel!! We have had our engagement photos scheduled since Feb and are supposed to have them on Sunday…and there is an 80% chance of rain!! Cry It sucks! I will be doing a reverse rain dance for this weekend for us both! My photog emailed me yesterday, and we are going to wait and see. I have had my heart set on outdoor pics, so if it is pouring we are going to reschedule. If it’s drizzling my plan is to bring an umbrella and hope for some cute shots, like PP’s have said overcast weather can make for great pics! (No worries about squinting either!) I would talk to your photog and see what they think. After talking with mine, I felt a lot better. She assured me that even if we have to reschedule, they will make sure we get our pics back super quick. It will be ok!

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