• Emily Wilkerson

Rainy weather = Better Weather

Updated: Apr 21

I've never heard a bride wish for rain on her wedding day. Usually brides have backups and backup-backups in case the dreaded rain would strike their special day. I had a bride in June who was expecting an 80-90% chance of rain her entire wedding day. Immediately, I saw the cloud with the silver lining (pun intended) and started to get really excited about the definite rain. This is what I told the bride in an email when she shared the forecast with me:

"While rain might be inconvenient for your wedding day, there are some definite perks to rain- here are just a few off!

1: Overcast skies are much more dynamic in photo & video- especially photo.

2: The eye-squint factor due to the bright sun is reduced because the sun is hidden.

3: Rainy days give a healthy flush and a glowing skin tone. if you get a little shiny, that's a simple correctional edit.

4: Undereye shadows aren't present from blazing sun and that's much more attractive.

5: Muted light gives us a lot more freedom in the artistic and special effect areas because very bright days require rather stiff settings to handle the light flooding into the lens.

6: Rain drops are sexy and you know it.

7: Water-covered surfaces are more rich and reflective so the luminance and vibrance factor is very pleasing."

I wasn't wrong. Check out this rainy wedding day and feel the romantic, peaceful vibes. It's funny because we not only spent the entire day wet from the rain, but the sendoff boat broke down and we were stuck in the middle of the lake and ultimately did some paddling and wading and got even MORE wet!

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