Tips for Photographing Rainy Wedding Days

June 16, 2015

  1. Ashley says:

    Awesome advice!!! I have been meaning to make us a rainy day kit but I seriously had no idea where to start! Now I do thanks to you!!!

  2. Christa Rae says:

    These are amazing rainy day wedding photography tips, Natalie!! Thank you for posting a link to the umbrellas – I’ve been looking for the perfects ones to get!

  3. Dani says:

    Super great tips!! The newspaper bag thing is brilliant – now to hope they stop delivering mine in purple bags!

  4. Mary Marantz says:

    LOVE this!!! Such an awesome post….the shower curtain trick: BRILLIANT!! xoxo

  5. Brea says:

    These are such great tips! Rain happens and it’s totally possible to make it a thing to embrace vs being super sad about! These photos totally prove that.

  6. Kimmie says:

    These are incredible tips, Natalie! Shooting weddings in the rain is a paralyzing thought, but having these tips make me feel like I can conquer the day!!

  7. Lauren says:

    LOVE IT!!! Thank you!!

  8. Alicia says:

    Okay, so quick question! If you are doing the backlit, night photos and need on camera flash — are you using your bounce card? Or are you pointing it at the couple? It looks so soft, I feel like there must be something I am missing!! And this post in genius; starting my kit now!

    • Natalie says:

      Alicia – Great question! For that particular image at the bottom, I used my on camera flash with bounce card up, angled at a slight 45 degree towards my subject on manual with the power dialed down! I still try to keep a slower shutter / higher ISO to allow as much ambient light as possible to fill in! It’s also stunning to get rid of the on camera flash all together and be creative with your OCF behind them! I’ve seen stunning images come from a single flash behind the subject!

  9. Emily says:

    Good tips! Rainy days are always a challenge, but it’s great to remember that they don’t have to be a roadblock!

  10. Shanell says:

    Thank you so much for your tips! Your work is beautiful!

  11. stacy hart says:

    I’m keeping this article tucked away for my next rainy day wedding. Gosh, that would have helped this past weekend.

  12. SO helpful! I’ll definitely have to refer back to this next time there’s a rainy wedding day!

  13. Brielle says:

    This article was a great read Natalie! I don’t have a second shooter at all my weddings and I use the cheaper clear plastic camera rain jackets off Amazon. From shooting sports in torrential rain and some wet weddings these are awesome when used with a lens hood, adjustable, and they don’t break the bank!

  14. thank you for sharing these tips! I have already had done rainy adventures this season but you have given me some additional tools to consider for the future. Thank you for all your generous posts:)

  15. Thank you so much for the advice! This is definitely some helpful info. Your knowledge and work are amazing!

  16. Jessica says:

    Wow Natalie – this is super helpful!! Thanks for all the great tips!!

  17. Great tips! Something tells me this is going to be a rainy/stormy wedding season!

  18. Erin Wheeler says:

    These tips are wonderful! Love the shower curtain idea- that is genus!!!

  19. Diana says:

    Thank you for these tips! Love them! Very very helpful!

  20. Laura says:

    This advice is awesome! I wish I had it last year when I shot my first rainy-day wedding – it would have been so helpful!

    Question though: What do you keep all of this stuff in to make it easily transportable?

  21. Emilia Jane says:

    A clear shower curtain…absolutely brilliant!!

  22. Carly Fuller says:

    Awesome tips for rainy wedding day photos, love the newspaper bag trick!

  23. Stephanie says:

    You’re so knowledgeable and I always love your photos!

  24. Caitlin says:

    so many amazing tips- i need to buy all of these things pronto!!

  25. Jennifer says:

    These are all great tips. And I totally agree… it is all about the attitude!

  26. These tips are perfect! Those umbrellas are the biggest lifesaver 😀

  27. Mya Rae says:

    These are really great tips, especially for those of us who are newer to photography. Thank you so much for sharing, Natalie!

  28. Brittani says:

    Love this!! I love the newspaper bag thing! I actually found 20 clear “treat” bags at Walmart for $1 and they’re on Amazon too in lesser quantities that 2,000 🙂

  29. Jess says:

    Goodness you’re incredible!! This is such a wonderful blog post! We don’t have rain in the forecast for any of our upcoming weddings but I’m totally taking your advice and having a rainy day emergency kit ready for the next one! Thanks for sharing this love! You’re the best!

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  31. James W. says:

    Great article. I would love to hear more tips from you Natalie. I like how your images in here, you transformed the rain problem into a fantastic theme. It gives a more realistic feel. Thanks!

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