Post # 1
Our engagement pictures are supposed to be this Wednesday. There’s a big chance of rain and thunderstorms, but it mat just be overcast– if we are lucky. 🙁
Did any of you get e-pics on a grey, cloudy day? Did they turn out ok, or did you hate them? Any suggestions?
Post # 3
@EffieTrinket: INAP (I’m not a photographer)
BUT, I’ve heard that overcast is actually a little better instead of super bright sunlight. I think it’s less harsh. I wouldn’t worry about it, a good photographer can overcome a little clouds!
Post # 4
You’re photog will be able to make it work regardless, but I JUST went through the same thing. Our guy said it was better to have overcast for lighting… not to mention no one was squinting in the sunlight!
Post # 5
Ours were on a rainy day! They came out great! Just try to relax – I stressed out so much about the rain that I didnt have as fun of a time as I wanted to. And it will show in your pictures!
Dont worry! Just go with it!
Post # 6
I’ve actually heard that overcast days can be fantastic for photos because the light diffused through the clouds just works really well for both the human subjects and the natural background. And I agree that your photographer should know just what to do to make the best of an overcast day! Have fun!!!!
Post # 7
that is the best kind of weather for photography. no shadows, no squinting.
Post # 8
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I’ve seen wedding photos from a rainy day which turned out awesome. If it does rain, play it up…get a cute umbrella and have fun with it.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Three words: awesome rain boots! Play up the rain and have fun. It will make for great photos. 🙂
Post # 10
Overcast worked great for us. Not too sunny, but also not rain:
Post # 11
Ours were very overcast, drizzled a little bit too! I actually forget about that now when I look at the pictures. I had a ton of anxiety but they came out amazing!
Post # 12
@EffieTrinket: I’m a photographer, and I prefer to shoot on overcast days, in general. The lighting is easier to manage, nobody is squinting, and colors look more saturated instead of too bright or too dark. You don’t have to conteract harsh shadows in the image, so you have more options of where to pose the subjects.
They will turn out great!
Post # 13
Ours were overcast and it turned out great because we didn’t have to worry about squinting/sun in our eyes!
Post # 14
To echo what everyone else is saying, our photographer said he prefers overcast days. My bridal portraits were taken on a cloudy, “blah” looking day and they came out beautifully!
Post # 15
I tend to prefer getting my photos taken when it’s abit overcast.To illustrate why:
We had family photos done in teh sunshine a couple weeks ago. I look like an albino Asian person (best case scenario), or worse, like I am sleeping in other photos, because it was so bright.
My engagement photos were done in overcast weather. I haven’t seen them yet, but I am confident I will look like the awake caucasian person that I am.
Post # 16
My photographer preferred overcast, the light isn’t as harsh. You could shoot anywhere! Otherwise you have to look for areas without direct sunlight.