JoanneGower
Wedding Photography

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Rainy Day Wedding Photographs

I get a lot of couples asking me when is the best time to get married from a photography point of view and given the English weather thats quite a tricky question! There is no easy answer to this but in general terms its probably best to avoid having the ceremony too early in the summer months as we will be fighting with the midday sunshine (if we’re lucky!). During the summer months, assuming the weather is good, the light is probably the kindest after 3pm in the afternoon and you are less likely to get nasty shadows and people squinting into the camera! A good wedding photographer will always be able to work with whatever light conditions prevail and will come prepared to shoot in any conditions – including rain! ¬†In the autumn and winter, it is best to avoid having your ceremony too late as you will lose the natural light much earlier than in the summer months. Having said this, we have got some of our most dramatic images from moody, stormy days! There are no guarantees with the weather no matter what time of the year you get married. Make sure your wedding photographer can show you examples of rainy day weddings and winter weddings – that way you can be confident that they will be able to create some lovely wedding photos whatever the weather! All of the examples seen here were taken on less than perfect days and in most cases, we had driving rain! We carry some rather pretty wedding umbrellas with us at all times and also bring a glamorous coat for the bride if its cold – you can see this in the first image! ¬†Sometimes the bride doesn’t want to give it back!

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JoanneGower
Wedding Photography