What happens when the weather turns foul on your wedding day? Though we relish and revel in taking portraits in sunshine, just because the sun is not co-operative doesn’t mean you still can’t get some amazing images. Often a cloudy or drizzly day can allow us to create some amazingly romantic and moody photos!
From a personal point of view, the sign and indicator of an accomplished wedding photographer is one who is able to adapt to any lighting condition and still be creative and technically competent enough to create and capture dynamic and memorable images.
With the turn in seasons, Sydney has been putting on a bit of a hissy fit weather wise recently. On Alison + Matt’s wedding we saw major storm clouds approaching in the distance which was a cue for us to quickly seek shelter. Under the cover of the finger wharves at Pyrmont, against the backdrop of the rapidly darkening skies, I saw the opportunity to use the dramatic mood to create this romantic silhouette of Alison + Matt.
Alison + Matt were so awesome in trusting me completely to position them just out of the direct path of the incoming rain. It is so rewarding when brides and grooms aren’t afraid to embrace the elements and trust and allow us to create something memorable!
Just moments later as big fat drops of rain began the fall, I quickly peaked out from under cover to see the storm front ominously passing overhead. Almost like a scene out of the movie Independence Day! Soon as the storm front was overhead, the torrential wind and rain hit us and we quickly scurried back down the wharf back to the waiting cars!