You may remember Mark Romine‘s photographs from this fab Destination Wedding in Ireland. Mark joins us today to refute the myth that you can’t get any good pictures on a rainy day. And he’s got the pics to prove it!
Inclement weather does not mean that all is automatically lost. If there is some willingness on the part of each couple to venture out then you may be surprised at the results that you can get. Through the years there have been many award winning wedding photographs taken in inclement weather such as snow, wind, and rain. Without a doubt most couples would probably prefer to stay dry, so what happens on a bad weather day when a bride and groom want some good wedding pictures?
Certainly a rain filled wedding day is not optimal for wedding photography but it doesn’t mean that all is lost. While an inexperienced photographer may struggle with this, a real professional will know what to do and where to go. Discuss this with your wedding photographer well in advance and ask him/her what plans can be implemented as a back up in case of inclement weather. If you have hired a local photographer they are often familiar with possible options that you can take advantage of for little or no cost. Depending on how bad the weather becomes you may only need a dry overhang to get you in out of the rain. Often nearby park gazebos or historic buildings such as old court houses, post offices, libraries or university buildings with large stone pillars and overhangs can serve the situation well.
Some photographers have used the public areas of indoor shopping centers that may have an atrium in them. If the rain is a torrential downpour with high winds then you will obviously need to be completely inside where it’s warm and dry. I always plan accordingly and bring a large umbrella or two just for the purpose of shooting outside with a light rain or drizzle. These shots often make for wonderful romantic photos whether taken at a park or in an urban setting. If you have booked your photographer from out of town then you may need to scout some locations ahead of time and offer these as suggestions to your incoming photographer but be sure to have a conversation with them so that plans are in place in case you get that summertime thunderstorm.
Mark shoots weddings all over the world and he’s dying to get back to these shores again. If you would like to see more of his work, visit his website.
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