We have been turning to our favorite photographer friends for advice for the past few weeks, covering wedding photography trends such as engagement photos, bridal sessions, hashtags, unplugged ceremonies, and first looks. However today we are covering a different kind of topic. Every bride has had that momentary panic of "What if it's pouring rain on my wedding day?! Do I have a back-up plan? Do my vendors?!" Here at Greg Boulus Events, we tend to have pretty good luck when it comes to the unpredictable weather of the South, however it is important to us that all of our vendors are on the same page and have plenty experience dealing with inclement weather. If you've buried the bourbon and still need some extra reassurance that your wedding photos will still turn out beautiful despite rain, wind, or whatever mother nature decides to throw at your wedding day, keep reading below, these photographers are pros:
"Oh my goodness! I photographed a wedding as Hurricane Joaquin was hitting the SC coast. We made some location adjustments with pre-ceremony photos and luckily, the rain stopped before sunset so we were able to get post-ceremony photos outside! However, we aren’t always so lucky. This is the main reason that I like to do site visits for locations that are new to me. I want to know all about a property in order to be fully prepared! Most properties have a covered area or indoor space that can provide a great backdrop for photos. Also, I tell my couples that if we encounter a heavy rain on the wedding day and can’t ever get outside, we can schedule an after-the-wedding session to get those beautiful outdoor shots of the bride and groom!" -Ashley Seawell Photography
"While we always pray against the rain for wedding days (and from what I hear, Greg Boulus Events has pretty-darn good luck with no rain wedding days!), we know that it’s always a possibility. If you trust us as photographers and let us capture your day in the absolute best way possible (despite rain, hot, hot heat, and more!), then you’ll have beautiful photos regardless! We, of course, can’t control the weather, but we do everything we can to ensure that you have the most beautiful images possible, even if it means standing in the rain, puddles and mud in 30 degree weather with an umbrella held over my head by my second shooter for the entire day… on my first wedding ever. Not that I am sharing from experience or anything! ;) And also, still to this day, some of my favorite couple’s portraits are from weddings where it poured all day and we found cozy nooks to shoot in or came prepared with a clear umbrella and embraced a little liquid sunshine for portraits!" -Lauren Carnes Photography
"One huge assurance to hiring a photographer that knows their lighting indoors and out is that you will still get a quality product without the perfect light. Our family’s years of experience in the portrait business has allowed us to combine our strengths and still capture your day in almost a more unique way than if it had been sunny!" -Mark Williams Studio
"There is always a tiny bump on a wedding day and sometimes that bump is weather-related. But don't let a rainy forecast scare you! While a clear day is ideal, a creative photographer can figure out how to get beautiful photos no matter the circumstance. Whether that means finding a spot indoors with natural light or finding a covered area outside. However, it's always a good idea to be prepared: umbrellas and something to protect your dress will come in handy!" -Whitney Wysong Photography
"Yes! Absolutely! One of my all-time favorite weddings was shot during a hurricane…my poor couple’s outdoor wedding caught the edge of the storm and they suffered every imaginable type of non-stop rain that day. Hard rain. Soft rain. Cold rain. Warm rain. Sideways rain. Straight down heavy rain. They got it all, and it never once quit raining. But they were prepared with umbrellas, rain boots, and most importantly the attitude that the weather was not going to hinder their wedding festivities in any way. Truly one of my all-time favorite weddings in years!" -Britt Croft Photography
Image by Ashley Seawell Photography.