So, you wake up on the morning of your photo shoot and the weather report is forecasting rain. Does your heart sink? You might wonder if you should reschedule, but sometimes that isn’t an option when it comes to weddings or other scheduled events. Do you have to do all your shots indoors? Absolutely not! Using these creative posing tips for rain, assure your clients that you can create beautiful portraits in spite of the weather.
Little kids love puddles. (Adults secretly want permission to jump in them, too!) Encourage your client to bring along a pair of rain boots in a bright color or fun pattern and splash away. Take advantage of the reflections for creative composition.
You’ve got to click on the photo and see the rest of this bride’s rainy day wedding photos!
An umbrella can be a fun prop for a rainy day. Choose a clear one to let as much light through as possible,
or choose a bright color or bold pattern for a touch of fun.
Use a doorway, window, porch overhang or a gazebo. The cover allows for more directional light to create beautiful portraits and will keep your subjects relatively dry.
Window light is a wonderful natural light source, and it will be soft on a rainy day. Take advantage of the interesting texture that the beaded raindrops provide.
In this photo, the couple was outside while the photographer shot through the window, allowing the streaming rain to add intensity to the image.
Embrace the Rain
If you are fortunate enough to have adventurous clients, you may even be able to encourage them to get wet!
You might recognize this photo from our Black & White photo challenge. We love the expression on this boy’s face. Pure enjoyment!