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How can I stop stressing about the weather?

Posted by Casey Harrison  February 4, 2013 08:55 AM

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Dear Inspired,

I'm getting married in April (I've always wanted a spring wedding), and every time I tell someone, all they can talk about is how it will probably rain! We are having an outdoor ceremony and reception, and there is a Plan B to move everything inside in case of rain. However, I'd really like to have our portraits taken outside.

How can I get this worry out of my head? Is there a way to have great wedding photos taken, even if they have to be taken inside somewhere?

Cheers,
Worried about the Weather

Dear Worried,

I have shot on many a rainy wedding day. This summer seemed to have an incredible amount of rainy Saturdays! Many people will tell you that rain on your wedding day is good luck for your marriage. While I don't necessarily think that the weather has anything to do with the state of your relationship, I do think that rain can make for some really fantastic photos - often even better than on a sunny day! Hear me out.

Sunny days mean harsh, unflattering light and shadows. When the sun is in your eyes, it's hard not to squint. On overcast days, the clouds create a perfect diffuser for the sunlight and that means your photographer can shoot from any angle and the light will be universally flattering. This means more flexibility for shooting locations, too!

Of course, if the rain is pouring down it's a little more complicated. But personally, I think your best bet is to huddle together under an umbrella and head out anyways! I always keep a big umbrella in my car just for this purpose. Although it may not be ideal, I think umbrella photos are really cute and unique. It's always fun to add a prop to photo sessions, and I think umbrellas add a certain vintage charm to photos. Any photographer worth their salt will grab an umbrella and run out there without hesitation - anything for beautiful photos!

Most importantly, remember that worrying won't affect the weather and that at the end of the day, you'll be married, rain or shine! Wishing you all the best!

Casey
xo

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Becca Olcott has a thing for old love letters and good old-fashioned romance. Bringing daily wedding updates and advice is second nature to Becca. She spends her days working with the brides of New England designing tablescapes full of lush florals and antique gems through her business Petal Floral Design.
Casey Harrison is a wedding and portrait photographer in the lovely city of Boston. She spends her days scouting the countryside for beautiful locations for shoots and taking photos of couples in love through her business Hello Love Photography.

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