I’ll never forget when Katharine called me, the day before her wedding, stressed and close to tears. The forecast was for rain on their wedding day, and the entire cocktail hour and reception were to be outside on the big lawn of her parents home in Maine. There was a lot of ground to cover - literally - as the entire setting was larger than two football fields between the rolling hills, trees, the tent and dock on the water. It was a lovely setting and definitely one that you’d want a sunny day for… or not…
One of Katharine’s main concerns was the photography. “Are you sure you’ll still be able to get photos outside?” The house itself and the entire setting was so important to Katharine - it’s not a venue - it’s her home, with memories and deep meaning. I responded by saying what I truly do believe: that when one door closes, another one opens - sometimes, an even better door. And this proved to be true.
As mentioned in the post My favorite Venues to photograph (and why) Part I: Rosecliff Mansion, Our job as your photographer is to get our job done in any and every lighting and weather condition. Naturally curious, most photographers find that challenges inspire us, not hinder us. So while our client may feel stress about a sudden change of plans, we may actually feel sparked as we problem-solve; this mindset is common among us creatives, and luckily, exactly what you need on your wedding day or event.
If you’re feeling adventurous, taking the time to brave the weather can offer a great and fun photo opportunity. And remember, in Asian culture, it is considered good luck when it rains on the wedding day. So bring it on, rain!
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Peace, Love & Happy Planning,