Coping with rain on the day of your wedding shoot starts and ends off with your attitude.
While there are a few things you can do to prep for it - which we will list below; having an open and flexible mindset is key to having a pre-wedding shoot (PWS) with results that you’ll be happy with.
If you’re looking for a magical tip that would make the rain disappear or somehow have a shoot with great natural light even though it was taken during a storm, then we would have to let you down.
Remember, unexpected results usually turn out more beautiful. Photo: Aaron Varga Photo
Many a time, the unpredictable weather provides blessings in disguise and it is up to you to recognise them as they come. There are things beyond our control and it is up to us to create something beautiful.
In any case, if you’re unconvinced by this have-a-good-attitude thing we’re pushing, here are 4 other ways you can deal with a downpour you didn’t ask for:
Before the start of the shoot, check with your photographer on how they deal with bad weather.
Photo: Priska Livia/Instagram
If you’re taking work leaves for your PWS, and have invested in makeup, props and more – with postponement not an option; be sure that your photographer has a game plan ready to ensure you can still complete your shoot on the appointed date.
Discuss on indoor venue alternatives with your photographer.
For example, if you’d still want a location that offers shelter and a natural, outdoors look, you can head over to the Cloud and Flower Domes at Gardens by the Bay.
You can also consider doing a shoot right at home for nostalgia – be it your BTO that’s undergoing renovation, or just either of your rooms that you’ve grew up in.
Following the same lines, you can choose to take at places you frequent as a couple, or places that hold personal meaning to you. Whether it’s your favourite café, or the NTUC you have your weekly grocery runs at, the list goes on.
Break out the brollies and ponchos.
Probably only applicable for casual shoots, you can prep some colourful and cute looking rainy weather outfits and props like transparent umbrellas (so that your faces can still be seen), or pastel rain ponchos and have them as part of your shoot!
They will add a pop of colour and fun to your otherwise grey and dreary shoot.
Research on other rainy pre-wedding shoots
Before you bemoan over your luck and bad timing, and sulk through your shoot, how about doing some prior research on how other couples have managed to get great pre-wedding images that are taken in the rain. There’ll bound to be some you like and you can file it away for your photographer!