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Rain on your South Florida Wedding Day!

Posted on June 21, 2019

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Rain on your wedding day, additional info with photos

Every bride and groom who is getting married in South Florida dreams of a beautiful wedding day with sunny blue skies and comfortable warm weather
However, when Mother Nature has other plans, the visions of a beautiful picturesque wedding can turn into stress and disappointment. Rain in South Florida is common and just because the weather app on your phone says rain rain rain, that doesn’t necessarily mean your wedding will be a wash out. Sure, it may rain for an hour or so, However unless we are in an extended storm cycle the rain could turn into sunny blue skies soon enough.

Is it possible that it could rain all day? Sure, however having the right attitude and a creative photographer (Like myself) could insure your wet wedding could still be a fun, romantic event that will result in beautiful creative photos.

Coming from Los Angeles 15 years ago I was surprised by how often it rains here in South Florida. So as a skilled wedding photographer I decided that I’m going to have to learn just how to deal with the South Florida weather.

Since there is nothing anyone can do to make to rain go away your best option is to have a great attitude and along with your photographer, think extra creatively. It’s very important that everyone has the right attitude. When people are under stress or upset creative thoughts become blocked. Seriously, you can't have a negative attitude and be a creative thinker at the same time. If you are a bride or groom you may be thinking that’s the photographers job, and you would be correct in thinking this. However, seeing a happy bride or groom may help keep your photographers mental thinking more positive.

I always show up to my weddings early, however a wet wedding day means I need to be extra early and I need to spend even more time finding creative solutions to the limits of not going outdoors.

In my search for creative solutions I look for windows or doorways that will allow me to shoot through to the outside while keeping the bride and groom out of the wet weather. Also, having an umbrella on hand can also offer a very creative opportunity for beautiful pictures. That is, if you are willing to head outdoors for a few shots. Shooting outdoors with umbrellas will only result in a hand full of creative photo so that is not a complete solution. You photographer will need to do better than just a few creative images.

One rain related issue that effects you wedding is the fact that during bad weather most of the hotel guests can’t hang on the beach, therefore they are hanging inside the hotel, which makes the inside of the hotel more crowded. This means that your wedding photographer is going to have to be on the look out for indoor places to shoot. One of the best places to start is inside the ballroom or ceremony room. One solution could be a call to your florist with a request to have to flowers and the ceremony or reception room set up early. By using your décor as a background to your wedding photos, your photographer could create some beautiful portraits in a location that is beautiful and not crowded by hotel guests.

To read my full blog post on this topic along with creative photos taken on rainy wedding days click the link below.
Rain on your wedding day, additional info with photos

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