We always get asked about the weather. And that makes perfect sense because most of our work is done outdoors on the beach. When clouds roll in or the sun goes away our clients may get concerned and wonder about whether their photo session will still proceed. We always tell our clients to wait until closer to the session to make the decision on whether to proceed with the pictures because things can change very quickly with regard to weather. Typically we wait until an hour to 30 minutes before a session to decide whether or not to proceed.
The Clark family had their portrait session scheduled and it was for a very special occasion, for the 50th anniversary of David’s parents as well as his dad 75th birthday. With all of their busy activities for the week the schedule was set. So, when the clouds and rain started to roll in, everybody was wondering what we would do and if the session would move forward. We stayed in communication with David throughout the day and monitored the weather conditions.
When I showed up to their resort, the sky started to turn for the worse and it started to rain. We decided to immediately go to the secluded beach to try and escape the rain. During the entire car ride it was completely down pouring with heavy rain. By the time we got to the secluded beach, the rain started to lighten up. We waited for a little bit in the cars and then we jumped out and began to do the pictures. Shortly after we started, we felt another spritz coming on so we all ran and hid under a large tree. As soon as the droplets stopped we continued the pictures and it was so worth it!
Rainy Weather Makes for a Beautiful Session
In photography a well-known saying is, “bad weather makes good weather for photos”. After the rain, the wind from the day settled down so it was actually better for pictures. With the clouds, it created a soft look which was very flattering for the skin in that it was not too bright or too hot. The rain and the cloud cover created a beautiful pastel color for the water. This is often the case when it’s rainy or cloudy. The best benefit of all is that when the weather looks off, people leave the beach early so it’s even less crowded with beach walkers for boats. For the Clark family, despite the weather, the results prove to be amazing!
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