“Why does it always rain on me?
Is it because I lied when I was seventeen?
Why does it always rain on me?
Even when the sun is shinning I can’t avoid the lightning..”
Why Does It Rain On Me…
Many couples ask me when they enquire about their wedding photography, what happens if it rains?
Being a seasoned professional wedding photographer, with many years experience, I have encountered one or two rainy wedding days in my time and what I always say is simply this.
Fear not the rain, embrace it, revel in all it’s amazing creative possibilities and trust your photographer.
Rainy Wedding Photos
The above image was taken recently at a Mill Barns wedding in December, the couple had no problem with going out and allowing me to capture them something rather special. The wooden bridge that allows access to Mill Barns afforded me the opportunity to capture a stunning reflection. Something a rainy wedding day truly affords the brave couple.
Embrace the Rain
As I looked at Jenni on her wet and very windy, wedding day, I said, well, what do you want to do? Knowing she had firm intentions on going to the waterfall for some more “spectacular” photo opportunities I had hoped she wouldn’t be to put off by the rain. To my delight she lifted up her dress, showed me her wellingtons and without hesitation said…
” I have my wellies, I have my brollies….let’s go!”
I am forever grateful to her for being so invested in her imagery, for without her the above image wouldn’t exist. I did actually get drenched and later that day, one of my cameras, the one that I used to take this image, decided to die on me from the water ingress. But it came back to life later, after leaving it to dry out overnight.
(Tip: if your camera gets wet, stops working, pop it somewhere warm, take out the battery, remove the lens and leave overnight. It will recover)
Rainbows and Weddings
Dan and Andrea had some of the heaviest rain I think I have ever experienced on their wedding day in Liverpool. Indeed the storm clouds were gathering as Andrea made her way to meet Dan at their wedding ceremony.
This image was such a beautiful moment to capture and without those storm clouds gathering it would have been so much less impactful. The later image I captured of Andrea and Dan in front of the rainbow remains with me as one of my most favourite ones taken during their wedding day.
I love the challenge rain brings and the opportunities it affords.
Embrace it and allow it to be all it can be.
If you would like to know more about my work please feel free to get in touch and let’s have a chat.