LENIE + JOEL
Have you ever heard the saying “It’s good luck if it rains on your wedding day?” Well how about when it’s absolutely monsooning outside and there’s no time for pictures outside? Does that mean we’re extra lucky? This past Saturday (June 19) I got the pleasure of capturing Lenie and Joel’s wedding, and by the time Friday rolled around a tropical storm was rolling through with non stop rain and very rare, short breaks in between. My heart sank because I had no idea what to do when it rained on a wedding day and how to even make that work. I did some research Friday evening and Saturday morning trying to find the best tips on how to work in the rain. The one thing I saw the most of is clear umbrellas and wouldn’t you know it, I think it was the best purchase I’ve made at Target that day!!
When I got to the venue with my second shooter, Kayla, it was muddy, rainy and everyone was pretty much scrambling at that point to figure out how to turn this outside venue into a perfect wedding day including myself. I was searching for spots that had some light that were covered just in case we didn’t have a rain break during picture time. Thankfully, the venue had a little covered bridge we could sneak into and get some light to hit my couple’s faces.
Once we got Lenie and Joel married it was family and bridal party picture time and once Joel kissed the bride the bottom fell out and there was no chance we could take the group pictures outside. The church had some good lighting so we made it work for the time being. Once we finished up, we had 15 minutes until the rain was supposed to come back. Kayla rushed to get the umbrellas from the car while I took the pictures under the bridge covering which ended up being SUPER CUTE and great lighting!
Once Kayla got back with the umbrellas of course the rain started to come down a little but no worries because our couple looked adorable all cuddled up underneath the umbrella! We quickly did some poses and got their portraits done so they could rush back inside to stay dry and have fun with their guests. Something I do suggest for photographers, GET A CAMERA COVER! You don’t want that expensive camera and lens to get ruined because of rain. That is one thing I learned this past weekend is to invest in camera accessories for when it rains, especially in the south when the weather is so unpredictable! I have now purchased a camera cover instead of Kayla’s makeshift plastic cover that she made from a ziplock, you did great sweetie but ya girl needs a reliable one haha!
Below are just some shots I got from this special and whirlwind of a day so y’all enjoy these and have a great rest of your week! Stay golden, yall!