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  • Writer's pictureMakenzi Starr

Embracing the Unexpected: Rain on Your Wedding Day

When it comes to planning a wedding, everyone dreams of a perfect day filled with sunshine and clear skies.


However, Mother Nature doesn't always comply, and sometimes, rain on your wedding day becomes an inevitable part of your celebration.


At Starr Photo & Video, we believe that rain should not dampen the joy of your big day. In fact, with the right perspective and preparation, rainy weather can add a unique and beautiful element to your wedding photos and videos.

Wedding day rain bridal photo. Couple is holding an umbrella.
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The Unexpected Beauty of Rainy Wedding Photos

Rain on your wedding day might initially seem like a hurdle, but it can actually offer some of the most stunning and memorable photos. Here’s why:


- Soft Lighting:

Overcast skies create soft, diffused lighting that eliminates harsh shadows and squinting, resulting in flattering portraits.

- Dramatic Backdrops:

Raindrops, puddles, and reflections can add a dramatic and artistic touch to your wedding photos, creating a magical atmosphere.

- Unique Moments:

Embracing the rain can lead to spontaneous and genuine moments, such as sharing an umbrella or dancing in the rain, that showcase your love and joy.


How We Handle Rain on Wedding Day

At Starr Photo & Video, we are seasoned professionals who have faced various weather challenges, including tornadoes in Kansas City and road slides near Victor, Idaho, and Jackson Hole, WY. Our experience in dealing with adverse conditions ensures that we are fully prepared to capture your wedding day beautifully, regardless of the weather.


1. Prepared for Any Weather

We come equipped with some project rain gear and back up plans. Every situation is different. Note that we are not able to shoot during hurricane-like weather. For the safety of everyone, everyone will need to be taken indoors.


2. Creative Solutions

Rain on your wedding day encourages creativity. Here are some of our favorite strategies:

- Utilizing Indoor Spaces: We scout for picturesque indoor locations at your venue to ensure a variety of beautiful backdrops.

- Rainy Day Props: Incorporating umbrellas, rain boots, and cozy blankets into your photos can add a fun and whimsical element.

- Reflections and Puddles: Using puddles and wet surfaces creatively to capture reflections and unique angles.


3. Positive Attitude

We believe in making the best of any situation. Our team remains positive and adaptable, ensuring that the focus stays on celebrating your love story. Rain or shine, we are dedicated to capturing every precious moment.



Real Stories of Weather Challenges

Our experience with challenging weather conditions has prepared us to handle anything. Here are a couple of stories showcasing our resilience and commitment:


- Tornadoes in Kansas City: Despite the unpredictable and severe weather, we successfully navigated tornado warnings to capture breathtaking wedding moments, ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

- Road Slide Near Victor, Idaho: A road slide didn't stop us from getting to a wedding near Jackson Hole, WY. We rerouted and still managed to arrive on time, capturing the beauty of the mountainous region despite the setback.


The Charm of Rainy Wedding Videos

Videos captured on a rainy wedding day have a distinct charm and romance. The sound of raindrops, the cozy ambiance, and the spontaneous interactions between you and your guests can create a cinematic and heartfelt video that you will cherish forever.


Wedding couple snuggling together as it is snowing.
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Tips for a Rainy Wedding Day Video:

- Natural Sound:

Embracing the sound of rain can add an authentic and soothing background to your wedding video.

- Candid Moments:

Capturing candid interactions under umbrellas or in sheltered spots showcases the genuine emotions of the day.

- Rainy Day Details:

Focusing on small details like raindrops on flowers or the way your dress moves in the wind can create a visually captivating video.


Conclusion: Rain or Shine, We've Got You Covered

At Starr Photo & Video, we understand that rain on your wedding day can be an unexpected twist, but it doesn't have to be a negative one. With our extensive experience in handling various weather conditions across Idaho and the Kansas/Missouri area, we are fully equipped to ensure your wedding day is captured beautifully, no matter what the skies bring.


Remember, rain is just another element that can add to the story of your day. Embrace it, and let us create stunning, unique, and memorable photos and videos that celebrate your love in every weather. Rain or shine, Starr Photo & Video is dedicated to making your wedding day unforgettable.

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