As a photographer, I understand that weather forecasts can sometimes throw a curveball into our perfectly planned sessions. Rain, in particular, can be a challenge, but with a bit of flexibility and creativity, we can turn a rainy day into an opportunity for unique and memorable photos. In this blog post, I'll share some tips on how to navigate and embrace a rainy photoshoot.

Communicate and Plan Ahead:

  • Photographers usually watch the weather just as closely as the weather readers! I will reach out as soon as I am aware of the forecast but I will not make any changes to our plans until 24 hours before our session. Weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the clouds will part and the most amazing sky will open up right before our session.

With the chance of rain, rescheduling or exploring alternative locations with shelter (like your home) may be possible but again we will wait until the day before or the day of our session before changing our plans. Open communication will help manage expectations and ensure everyone is on the same page.

Embrace the Rainy Aesthetic:

  • Light rain can create a romantic and cinematic atmosphere in photos.

  • A clear umbrella can be fun and we can use the raindrops to our advantage. We can experiment with reflections and capture the beauty of rain-kissed landscapes.

Embrace Cozy Outfits:

  • The cozy feel of a drizzly photoshoot can paint a really beautiful photo! Think cozy sweaters, stylish rain boots, and warm layers that can add a charming and intimate touch to the photos.

Capture Candid Moments:

  • Rain often brings out genuine emotions and connections. I love to encourage my clients to embrace the elements, whether it's dancing in the rain, sharing an umbrella, or enjoying a cozy moment together. Candid shots can be some of the most memorable, and they are one of my favorite to take!

Stay Positive and Flexible:

  • A positive attitude goes a long way. I will always assure my clients that rain or shine,  I am committed to creating beautiful images. As a photographer I am flexible with the schedule and go with the flow, adapting to the changing weather conditions as needed.

While rain might not be the ideal forecast, it can lead to unexpected and breathtaking photo opportunities. By planning, communicating effectively, and embracing the unique aesthetic of rain, you can turn a potentially challenging situation into a memorable and one-of-a-kind photoshoot experience. So, grab those umbrellas, get ready for some fun, and let the rain add a touch of magic to your photography adventure.