I’m going to need to knock on every piece of wood around my house as I don’t want to jinx myself, but so far I’ve had nothing but beautiful days for shooting the weddings I’ve done (all 6 of them) – in fact only during the last wedding did I had some rain drops in the morning and a little bit on the drive out, but nothing much to speak of at all. I’ve been very fortunate for sure, but I know the time will come, and when that time does come I’ll have to protect my gear with a bunch of plastic bags or something and Liz will be wearing her favorite women’s rain boots and we’ll be forced to shoot some shots in “inclement” weather.
As much as it will be a challenge, I realize that there’s nothing that I can do about it, so I may as well soak up the experience (pardon the pun) and be prepared and have fun with it! One thing that I love to do before any shoot is research the shots and poses before I even get out there and shoot. Hey, I’ve only been doing this since August 1, 2009..that’s not a lot of time and I really can’t wait till the time that I’m able to just walk into any situation and know what poses and shots I want to take, but until that time I’m going to work my butt off to make sure that the people that are trusting me with their photos are happy. I really admire the folks that can just walk into a shoot and know what they want to do before hand, it’s truly a gift and I hope to develop mine.
Back to the rain on a wedding day, as much as I like something different every now and then and rain would be included – it’s VERY important to have a back up location where you’re not going to get wet. A few shots out in the rain are great, but it’s tough to do an entire formal wedding shoot there. If any of my photographer friends whom read the blog would like to chime in and tell me their experiences, I’d really love to hear your tips, thoughts, experiences.
Boy I really hope I didn’t jinx myself for the next wedding I do in a few weeks