Everyone always worries when the forecast says rain for the day of their session. Of course if it is pouring rescheduling might be the only option, but with light or intermittent rain we always have options. Today I am sharing this rainy day session from the summer and sharing a few tips for rainy day sessions!
Watching the weather
For outdoor family sessions booked on a weekend we usually have some play in terms of timing, so watching the weather lets us find the best time slot throughout the day, and as a last resort we can move the session to another day that weekend.
When dealing with light rain the location is key. A location that has some cover, outbuildings or tall trees allows us to stay mostly dry while bringing variety to the shots. And of course, these clear umbrellas were one of the best business purchases I have ever made. They won’t mess up your colour palate or cast a colour onto anyones skin, and I think they look pretty cute!
Indoor lifestyle sessions are becoming really popular. As long as you have one decent sized window in a room with a couch, bed or other furniture we can make it work! Doing your session at home brings a nice personal touch to the photos as well.
Embracing the rain
One (majorly fun) option is always to have fun and embrace the weather! Grab your rain boots and get out there for some puddle jumping and cuddles under the umbrella!
This family came from the GTA area for their session with grandparents and rain was relentless all weekend long. We finally found an hour on the Sunday afternoon when the rain let up a little bit for us. Brander park offered us some cover from the rain with a gazebo and the beautiful trees, and the umbrellas added a nice touch too! I mean how cute is little Mila rocking that umbrella?!
At the end of the day, if the forecast is calling for rain on the day of your session, don’t worry too much, there are always options! Whether that means taking the session inside, finding a good outdoor location, or fully embracing the rain and having fun with it – not matter what we decide, we will make sure your session is fun and memorable.
If you are interested in an Extended Family Session Chatham, please contact me today! I would love to get to know your family!
Brittany VanRuymbeke is a family and wedding photographer in Chatham-Kent Ontario specializing in fun, laid-back experiences. To see her family work, click here.