Why I'm Not Fearing the Rain : Wedding Day Tips

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I see you. I see you eyeing that weather forecast two weeks out from your wedding day. I see your emails filled with concern and heartbreak that it might rain on YOUR day. That one day you’ve been planning for 6 months or perhaps since you were just a little girl.

What you can’t see when you see that thunderstorm/rain emoji on the weather forecast is simply just this, your days going to be great. Rain or shine, thunderstorms or hot sun. We are going to crush this. You’re going to marry the love of your life, we are going to capture amazing moments and we ARE going to get some photos outside of you and your Husband/Wife.

Why do I know this? Because I’ve been photographing weddings for 5 years and where there is a will there is a way. We can find a building to photograph in, maybe a porch, a +15 or perhaps we will prance in the rain with my clear umbrellas in hand. Heck perhaps we will hang out against a building that has JUST enough of an “overhang” to not get wet. Whatever it is, we got this. 

 Image taken against a Elementary School Wall with an overhang! 

Image taken against a Elementary School Wall with an overhang! 

The rain is a major reason why I’ve made engagement sessions mandatory with all my couples. You know that hour we hung out and took amazing photos? You remember how easy that was? Simply because we’ve done that, we can do it even quicker. If 15 minutes is all we have, we will make the most of it. Promise. 

So join me this wedding season, and lets embrace the weather and trust that everything will work out. Let’s leave the constant weather check-ins two weeks before your wedding day behind us, and only really start believing Calgary when you’re in the days leading up to your wedding. 

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Photographers

Don’t Stress. Here is what you can do to make the most of it and make things work in a pinch! 

Clear Umbrellas – Have a few in your car at ALL times. Have them and you hopefully don’t need them. Don’t have them and you’ll probably dislike yourself. 

Back Pocket Locations
Location scout 3 spots that are 100% accessible to you at all times that work with your aesthetic.
City Centre
North Locations
South Locations 

Tips

Think schools, senior homes, with a large overhang, archways or overpasses in quiet neighbourhoods. 

Ziploc bags to hide your hands/camera inside

Extra Umbrella for you – Ladies… I slip mine down the back of my dress... leaving my handsfree 

Rain Jacket + Rain Boots in car at all times

Sarah Beaulieu

Photographer from Calgary, Alberta specializing in Weddings