14 Wedding Photos That Prove Rain on Your Big Day Is No Big Deal
When rain fills your wedding forecast, it’s easy to get nervous about those big-day variables. Will your hair frizz? Will your dress get ruined? And, perhaps most concerning, how will your rainy-day wedding photos turn out?
Seasoned wedding photographer Mikkel Woodruff says you should put those worries to bed. “Chances are it’s not going to rain the entire day, and even if it rains when you’re supposed to take photos, those always turn out cute, too,” she says. “It would be a shame to let the weather control your wedding, and worrying about it will show on your face. Just have a positive attitude and roll with the punches!”
Meet the Expert
Mikkel Woodruff is a luxury and destination wedding photographer based on the East coast. She’s worked with many couples, photographing everything from engagements and proposals to elopements.
If unfortunate weather does stress you out, there are a few ways to mitigate any anxiety. Here, Woodruff shares how to ensure a rainy forecast won’t put a damper on your day:
- Communicate with your photographer early and often about rainy-day concerns. “It’s the photographer’s job to look up alternative photo places,” Woodruff said. Whether it’s a photogenic mural under a bridge or a park with optimal coverage, photographers have an array of rainy-day options in their back pocket.
- Ask for help. “If you were going to walk somewhere, book a car if the forecast calls for rain,” Woodruff said. “Maybe have someone like a bridesmaid come with you for photos to be a second set of hands. They also could be soothing and put you at ease.”
- Remember, darker days actually lead to some of the best wedding images. While the forecast may look grim, that doesn’t mean your photos will! “The sky may be pretty and almost periwinkle in color,” Woodruff said. “It’s better than full sun, and you definitely won’t sweat. Plus, you can’t have a rainbow without the rain!”
So whether your forecast calls for drizzles or not, here are 14 rainy-day wedding photos to prove your pictures will turn out dazzling—even in a downpour.