This is a questions I get asked quite a bit, whether clients are getting married or having a family shoot with me the weather is something that sits at the back of our minds when it comes to photos.
As I boldly pencil in your wedding date in my 5 year diary I must admit I don’t worry about the weather to much. I have learned over the years telling the story of your day is what it’s all about, and a rainy wedding day can be every bit as beautiful as a sunny one 🙂 I travel with bridal umbrellas that won’t look awful in your photos and every now and then you may decide to head out in the rain for a pretty romantic portrait.
I have wanted to do a series of blog posts where I take on a few topics that are frequently asked about. For my first one I have decided to take on one of my favourite subjects, the confetti shot 🙂
I was talking to a bride the other day who said she wanted to meet me because she loves pretty confetti shots and she could tell I do to. I was overjoyed! She was right, when a newly married couple emerges from the ceremony venue and are greeted by their adoring friends and family, showering them with celebratory confetti you do get absolutely beautiful photos. I love the colour, joy, celebration and natural expressions.
I always encourage my couples to enjoy the moment, celebrate, smile and don’t walk to fast. Another tip I have is to make sure you don’t forget to bring confetti! In the process of wedding planning, the actual confetti is a details so easily looked over. I have often been to weddings where there was no official confetti and a hand full of guests happened to bring some of their own but the overall effect was underwhelming, so if this is a shot you have on your wishlist, please don’t forget the confetti.
Here are just a few of my all time favourite confetti moments that I have captured, some of these I captured while assisting some awesome wedding photographers.
Some of these images were even captured while it was raining heavily and we needed to improvise but we got it done and the results are brilliant. If you are debating whether to do a confetti shot, my answer is YES YES YES !!!