We all hope that when it comes to your wedding day, that the weather will be sunny and dry. You’re looking your best, you’re wearing a stunning dress (or suit, fellas), your hair is looking superb and your make up is on point. The last thing we want is want. In the run down to any wedding we all think the same thing: “what will the weather be like?”. I’m sure if there was a day in the year that guaranteed good weather, that would be the most booked day for weddings!
Here in the UK the weather is so unpredictable that even if you’re fortunate enough to book your wedding for the last week in July, it’s still not certain that you’ll get good weather for the day.
A key factor when it comes to the weather for a wedding day is photographs. Being able to take a photo in a beautiful surrounding that you’ll have for years is something that we all want to have, so we’re going to show you some of the best wedding photography ideas for rainy days that we’ve seen, so you can still get that perfect shot in imperfect weather.
Use the weather to your advantage and add some fun and colour to your photographs by wearing wellies. The good thing about wellies is that you can get them in all colours, so you’ll find some that match your theme easily.
Don’t try and hide them, rock the wellies and show them off!
The wellies add creativity to your pictures and something different too. Don’t be afraid to get some wellies on, get on the wet ground and show them off.
Umbrellas Are Your Friend
On any given rainy day, an umbrella is a go-to. So why not for your wedding day? An umbrella can be a great accessory to have for your wedding photographs on a rainy, if you use it properly.
Here are some stunning examples of how people have used umbrellas to get some beautiful pictures on their wet wedding day.
When used well, an umbrella adds an extra dimension and touch of class to your photographs. Get hold of one, just in case.
Find a Puddle. A Big One.
This is one that might not have immediately sprung to mind when you think of wedding photography ideas for rainy days, but this is an awesome ideas that looks great when executed properly.
Using natural reflections in pictures is becoming more and more popular.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Indoors
Yes, in an ideal world we’d all like to have a wonderful picture outside, but if the weather gets really bad, don’t be afraid of heading indoors to get some shots.
Barns and older rustic buildings can make great backdrops for a wedding shoot. If you’re having a vintage style wedding, make the most of the venue and use it to your advantage if going outside just isn’t doable.
As you can see, these couples got stunning shots without being outdoors. If you’re completely washed out, heading in doors and staying dry could be a great option. Don’t be afraid of heading for cover.
Go All Out
If worst comes to worst, just go all out, be brave and head outside in the rain, why not?! Check out what can happen you let loose and head for the rain…
With the right lighting and an open attitude, you can get some amazing photos in poor weather conditions, and even make the weather work for you! We’ve noticed that the lighting behind the couples works really well, so bear that in mind. I hope you’ve found these wedding photography ideas for rainy days useful, why not try a few on your very own big day?!