As photographers, we love adding a healthy dose of variety into the wedding day images. By incorporating a mixture of poses and diverse locations, we’re able to craft photos that are both original and personal. Even when we know a location by heart, we always arrive early, to ensure a wide range of photos will be captured. We explore the area, check out the day’s conditions, and find the best creative angles.
If you’ve been anywhere near San Diego these last few weeks, chances are you’ve felt the wrath El Niño has had on our sunny shores. But a little rain never stopped us before :) By booking talented photographers who know their craft, and how to handle the elements, you’ll see how rain can easily be turned into a dynamic and creative photo opportunity.
Here are a few fun ways to embrace the rain, and to show the weather who is boss.
1. Jump Into It
We add drama and emotion to your photos by taking control of the weather, and by using light in creative ways. As the clouds draw in, and the sprinkles come down, we’re ready use the rain to your advantage.
Another innovative way to add edge to your wedding memories is to transform an ordinary puddle into a sea of reflection. This technique adds a cool, modern twist to your images.
3. Rainy Day Props
When facing stormy weather, don’t forget to include some fun! Rainy day props such as umbrellas or rainbows introduce a splash of color and youthful energy into your images.
4. Capture the Clouds
When skies turn gray, and clouds begin to roll in, don’t forget to look up! The muted blues of the sky add drama and intensity to the scene, which turns the landscape from dull to epic.
A true classic (above). During a lightning storm, we photographed a couple hanging on to a metal umbrella, while holding a metal camera at 5,500 feet elevation. Was this the smartest idea? Probably not… But if it was going to be the last photo we ever took, we made sure to make it amazing! No, this isn’t a Photoshopped lighting bolt, as many often think ;)
It can be a wonderful experience creating your own wedding – and an even better experience when you have help! At EverAfter Events, we work together with our brides and grooms to coordinate all the details, and celebrate the unique personalities of each couple.
Recently, we had the opportunity to work with Patrick and Sherry. They are an amazingly sweet couple who both just started their residencies here in town! Together with the couple, we planned the perfect wedding at Patrick’s parent’s home in Point Loma. The gorgeous antique-style decor was a perfect complement to the refined couple, and the elegant atmosphere of the day.
The ceremony space was set up in the backyard of the home, overlooking all of downtown San Diego. It was a breathtaking landscape for an intimate ceremony.
Sherry’s bridesmaids wore purple dresses that fell just below the knee, which were beautifully accented by purple and pink florals.
To change up the scenery, the couple chose to go to Balboa Park for some more bridal party and personal photos.
Dinner was held in the quaint roundabout in the front courtyard, which was surrounded by lovely florals and lush greens.
Gold tones were carried throughout the wedding. Gold chargers accented each place setting, as well as and personal menu cards that featured the couple’s elegant monogram. Each table was named after one of Sherry and Patrick’s favorite restaurants. What a fabulous event it was!
Coordinator: Ever After Events
Photographer: True Photography
Lighting and Décor: Flashback Lighting
Hair Stylist: JDM Salon
Florist: Classic Creations
Disc Jockey: Mike on the Mike
Caterer: Crown Point Catering
Bakery: Michele Coulon Dessertier
Videographer: FireFly Fims