One question I get asked all the time is how long did it take you to grow that beard? The other question I get asked all the time too is what happens if it rains on my wedding day?
For me there are a few answers. The biggest issue is if you’re planning to have your whole event outside. Best way to deal with this is to have a backup plan. A marquee, holding your wedding at a venue that has outside and inside options, buy a ton of umbrellas.
But what about the afternoon wedding shots? Won’t we have to shoot inside? Well here’s the thing, when it rains everything gets more pretty. The grass is greener there’s rain drops on the leaves, all the colours get brighter. Its kind of like covering everything in clear lacquer. Also, the clouds make for smoother light so you get less harsh shadows underneath your eyes. So really its not a tragedy at all. It is a little logistically difficult but the way I deal with that is to have a couple of your good friends bring some rain gear for themselves and act as umbrella bearers. This is how it goes, we set you up in a nice spot with the umbrella bearers keeping you dry and when the photographer is set and ready to take pictures they count 1, 2 , 3. The umbrella bearers run away and I take some shots and they run back in. Simple.
Gumboots are another good idea or at least kicks that you can get dirty and wet keeping your pretty wedding shoes neat for the reception and daddy daughter dance later on.
And when it comes down to it at the end of the day as long as you and your sweetheart are there dressed up with some rings, a celebrant, and all your family and friends are there with you you’ve got it made.
Images by Corey E Sleap Photographer
Ms Gingham says: Kind of like a wet weather swat team! Great plan!
About Corey: “I picked up a camera after a trip to Thailand, working in rehabilitation homes for children rescued from brothels. I was so moved by the work there that I decided to try use my creativity to help paint the picture for people at home about what is going on over there. My good friend Dj saw my work and took me under his wing. I started photographing weddings with him and when he moved to Queensland I stepped out on my own.”