Rain Wedding Photography Planning
When planning any wedding if it is an outside wedding or if you are planning your pictures in a garden, by the lake, conservation area etc.. outside you should always have a plan or two for various weather scenarios. If there is a little drizzle we will cover out equipment but will the garden grounds be soft or muddy? Is that OK? Will all the ladies bring flat shoes (heals really dig into the mud). You can also get some lovely photographs using fun or clear umbrellas.
That might be great for the wedding party but will it be OK for the younger and older guests / family? We may need to split up the pictures and do some outside and some indoors?
What is the plan if it is a thunderstorm and the weather is inappropriate for anyone to go outside. Before your special day we will need to understand what the hall or church can accommodate for large group pictures?
Did you want to get dressed back up the next days or a few days later and do a post wedding photography session? There are many reasons to due this, not just the weather.
As with every one day event planning for all occasions is an important part.
Day After Wedding Photography
A new trend for Brides and Grooms is to schedule a wedding photography session the day after the wedding day. If you are not leaving immediately after to go on your honeymoon setting up a post ceremony photo-shot allows the photographer to focus on family and friends set up as well as candid photographs of the day. Odds are pretty good that the day after you will feel more relaxed and there will be less time pressure to “fit it all in”. You don’t have to schedule this early so don’t worry you can sleep in. Generally the best light is later in the day (in the 2 hrs before sunset).
Wedding Beauty Tips For The Bride
There are a few sites that offer great all around advice for your wedding. The Knot is one of those tools. If you haven’t been there yet, take a look. As I was looking around I like this article on starting early (as soon as you are engaged) with your beauty regime. I will summarize some of the points, especially those that will make a difference with the wedding photographs.
- Start having your nails done frequently (weekly or bi-weekly) as everyone will be asking to see your ring.
- Look at whitening your teeth, this can be through your dentist or at home but whitening will pay off in your wedding photographs
- 3 months or more before the wedding day start getting regular facials, it will improve your skins health and complexion making your skin look clearer and brighter in the pictures, don’t forget to moisturize regularly
- Don’t forget your lips, make sure you regularly use balm to have them look healthier on your special day
- Get in shape and eat healthier, if you feel better you will look better
- Plan all your makeup, hair and other beauty needs well in advance and have a trial run if you can.
You will always look gorgeous on your special day, these tips will help with that little extra and really bring out your beauty in the wedding photographs.