Bright Ideas for a Rainy Wedding Day


croak-vega-wedding-clr-140They say it’s good luck to have rain on your wedding day…but we know that’s little consolation to a bride who always dreamed of having an outdoor wedding and has to move it inside at the last minute. On the plus side, though, there’s something so beautiful about a photo in the rain. Rain means umbrellas, diffused light, and cute accessories! Here are some bright ideas on getting gorgeous wedding pictures in the rain.

How to Prepare

If you’re worried about rain, bring it up while interviewing photographers. Ask about whether they have experience making the most on rainy days — or if they’re willing to learn. We will make a rain plan and have back-up locations for photos no matter what the weather forecast may be.

As for you and your groom, all you’ll need is a sense of adventure. Shooting in the rain is usually best when it’s spontaneous and relaxed, so don’t stress about it. The weather makes your photos unique and your event more memorable. Bring rain boots, colorful umbrellas, and other accessories that are fun to play with.

Don’t Be Afraid to Get a Little Wet…

If you’re trying to take photos in the rain while keeping your dress dry, you might as well forget it. The reality is that if you’re going to get cool photos in the rain, you’re going to get a bit wet. That’s the fun part! Get out and act like you’re on the poster for The Notebook. It looks way more interesting that way anyway!


…But Then Cheat a Little

Often under the stress of the rain, we forget that there are plenty of places where we can take photos and still stay entirely dry! Take advantage of an overhang, pack some oversized umbrellas, or take a photo in a car. Use those puddles and dripping water to your advantage by finding interesting angles and reflections to use in your photos. 

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Tell the Story of Your Wedding – Rain Included

Don’t try to fight the weather and make it look like a sunny day when it isn’t. Embrace the weather and enjoy it! Also, it is not very often that it will rain non-stop through your entire event. You’ll typically find a break in the weather, even if just for a few minutes. Take advantage of that time and grab some photos! It allows for some great stories, artsy pictures, and as long as you aren’t afraid to get a little wet, some great fun!



Time it Right 

Twilight and night provide the best opportunity to take amazing rain picture. Lights and flashes will allow your photographer to capture the raindrops in motion. Plus, if you save your rainy wedding photo for the last shot of the night— who cares if you get wet then?!

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So, do you have any bright ideas for a rainy wedding day? Let me know in the comments section!


Links you may be interested in:

Emma and Keenan’s FULL rainy day wedding post

#1 Tip to Better Wedding Photos

Why You Need an Engagement Session