When you plan your wedding, especially at an international destination, it can be quite stressful. One of the things that are impossible to control when you set your wedding date is the weather: Everybody wishes to have a big, warm sun shining on their wedding day! However, this wedding was the perfect example on how to absolutely rock your wedding day and have the time of your life despite the weather conditions!
When you are a wedding photographer, your main job is to find great photo opportunities everywhere and be able to create stunning images under any conditions. Just because that magical golden hour photoshoot cannot happen, it doesn’t mean that you cannot create amazing and memorable images for your clients: Rainy weather is still a perfect opportunity for beautiful, unique and moody shots that you can’t find at any wedding!
We didn’t get the typical preparation wedding routine: There were tons of fresh lowers lying on the table in the main living room and I was going from one corner to the other simply capturing the mood.
What followed after, was one of the most beautiful scenes I have experienced as a wedding photographer so far: I was so moved when I captured that moment! I want you to stop for a second and take a closer look: The father’s jacket is soaked wet as he holds the umbrella to protect the bride (his daughter) from the rain.
They are both smiling so much because they don’t care about everything being perfect or going according to the plan, they are just happy to have their beautiful family gathered in a lovely rural venue in the North of Portugal. In this photo there is love and pure affection, truth and nature, all blend perfectly together with some rain drops. I am just in love with that moment and how it turned out. And not to mention just how GORGEOUS this family was.
This photo sequence reminds me why I love shooting weddings (or working with photography in general) SO MUCH. It is about blending the moment, the emotions and the technique, forgetting about yourself, walking backwards with the fear of falling into a puddle 🤭and do whatever it takes to capture it because this exact moment WILL NEVER REPEAT ITSELF!
It’s just unique and amazing and so rewarding.