why rainy day shoots are the best

December 29, 2021

let’s be honest, we live in bc and it rains for like 8 months of the year. if you have a photoshoot during any of those 8 months there’s a pretty good chance that it will be raining on the day of your shoot (in this years case maybe even flooding??) but rainy day photoshoots are nothing to be afraid of!!! they actually might be more fun than your golden hour shoot (which is saying a lot) but if you’re not already convinced that you should do a rainy day shoot let me give you a few reasons of why you shouldn’t reschedule when the forecast calls for rain.

  1. you don’t have to deal with the hassle of rescheduling a bunch of times! the last few months i’ve had to reschedule so many shoots because of rain, but it doesn’t have to always be the case! rescheduling can be time consuming and frustrating for everyone
  2. you get to splash in puddles and reconnect with your inner child. it will be good for your soul!!
  3. it’s an excuse to get a nice warm drink after your shoot (or perhaps even during!)
  4. you’ll get a different, potentially more romantic vibe for your shoot, and chances are you’ll get some creative shots in your gallery (like reflection or umbrella shots!)
  5. if you’re headed to a popular location, there will be way less people there — meaning less nerves, more space to get the shots you want/shots you wouldn’t be able to get if it’s busy
  6. little known fact: overcast weather is the perfect time to take photos — when the sun’s out it can cast shadows all over your face and provide really dramatic lighting. not ideal!

so before you go to reschedule your shoot because it might rain, think again and get creative with it!! fausto and laurel decided to go ahead in the rain for their shoot at porteau cove, and we had the best time! i hope they inspire you to do the same 🙂

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amanda reed is an elopement photographer based in vancouver, british  columbia capturing authentic love stories for the couples who don't take themselves too seriously.