Tricks for Successful Rainy Wedding Photography

York wedding photographerThat glooming dark clouds threaten you and the couples that it’s going to pour really badly. Really, does it have to happen now, on this day? Well, it’s not like rain is a rare occasion. We don’t get to choose what kind of weather we’re going to work with. It’s time to realize that as a professional York wedding photographer, you need to learn how to tackle rainy wedding.

If only we could change the weather… Well, onto 4 things you can do in rainy wedding photography.

It’s dark, so light things up

It’s time to get your expensive lighting equipment out! You definitely did not buy them for the show, right? It’s during this kind of time they will show their usefulness. Now, dark clouds tend to threaten by leaving a lot of shadows around your client. So, use a flash to light the front side of things.

Use another speedlight to brighten things up from behind. Remember to use flash according to how dark it was. If it was still okay, use a diffuser, if not, remove it and flash the upper part, so it won’t fall too roughly on your clients.

Do some indoor pictures

If it’s pouring too hard, you can spend your time taking more pictures indoor as you wait for it to settle down. Rather than wasting too many time waiting, just focus on getting more pictures done and make use of the gloomy, rainy look outside the window.

Silhouette pictures

It’s not easy to find the right moment to do silhouette pictures, but the rainy weather makes it easier to do one. You can do this by putting a light on the pair and let them block the light. You will get a strong silhouette of the two of them.

Check out some of this amazing York wedding photographer work on rainy wedding pictures on www.joannebphotography.co.uk. She definitely did not let that preventing her from taking some seriously romantic and gorgeous wedding pictures!

Get some umbrellas!

Rain means umbrella, and that also means a reason to get a prop! Sometimes, using a prop during wedding photography can be weird, especially if the couple doesn’t exactly have a particular hobby. But this gives you the chance to use an umbrella under the rain.

When you purchase umbrellas, make sure they are attractive, but not overly fancy. They have to be plain, but still nicely complement the romantic atmosphere between the coupe. Most of the time, a transparent white bubble umbrella does great. But don’t let that stop you from being creative.

Don’t just use the umbrella to block the rain. There are so many things an umbrella can do, such as blocking the view, turning it into something to swing around or even, in a more interesting way, something to be thrown off because the couple is getting serious midway (within the script, of course).

Welcome the rain!

Don’t grumble but welcome the rain. It’s not often you get the chance to test yourself and prove to be capable to shoot in any weather. As a York wedding photographer, learn to tackle this one most common problem in wedding parties with our 4 tips!

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