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Rain on your wedding day is one of the biggest fears of many soon-to-be couples but you don’t have to let a little rain get in the way of taking unforgettable photos. The rain can actually add a beautiful and romantic element to your images. Here are three things to keep in mind if the rain clouds happen to roll in on your big day.

3 Tips For Rainy Wedding Day Photography

1. Have a Positive Attitude

Yes, it’s a bummer when the weather doesn’t cooperate with you on your wedding day but that doesn’t mean your whole day is ruined! If you have a negative outlook on the rain these expressions will show through in your wedding photos. Keep a positive mindset and pay attention to your body language.

bride walking in pouring rain with umbrella- get great wedding photos even in the rain
A positive attitude is the way to embrace rain on your wedding day!

2. You can Always Find Plenty of Places to Stay Dry.

Awnings, porches and even the protection of tree branches can shield you from the rain and provide the perfect backdrop. Chances are your photographer has already scouted out the area and made note of areas that can be used for these purposes. You also have the options of incorporating umbrellas into your portraits. Umbrellas make great props for portraits and you can personalize them to display you name, initials, or wedding date.  

wedding couple under umbrella during ceremony get great wedding photos even in the rain
Umbrellas can add to the story of your wedding and keep you dry too!

3. Keep Your Activities as Planned.

Many couples consider forgoing some of the scheduled shots because of the rain. But the rain can actually enhance the images and result in picture-perfect settings. The rain serves as a beautiful natural backdrop and the overcast clouds are ideal for outdoor lighting. It also gives your surroundings a boost in saturation so the colors around you really stand out. Not to mention all the glimmer of light it can reflect for an enchanting setting. So before you write off these outdoor portraits talk to your photographer and let them work their magic.

If you are really against the idea of shooting in the rain speak with your Jasper photographer and the venue about setting up a time to come back to do bride and groom portraits. Otherwise, don’t let the rain get you down on your wedding day. Embrace it and trust that your photographer has all the tools and creative mindset to capture you beautifully in the not so ideal elements. 

Chances are, if you wait out the rain you will get beautiful photos after!
large wedding party standing in a grassy field
Groom fly fishing while bride reads a book on  a dock near a lake in Canmore, Alberta
wedding couple sitting on bridge in Canmore, Alberta

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