Rain may not be the ideal weather for a wedding or engagement photo shoot, but the right photographer can turn it into an enchanting and unforgettable atmosphere. Rain can add a romantic, organic, whimsical element to photos, making them memorable and unique. It can also provide creative and storytelling opportunities for the artists you hired for your wedding. So if there’s rain in the forecast for your wedding or engagement photoshoot, don’t worry or panic! In this article, we will showcase 20+ stunning rainy wedding photos, with some engagement photos mixed in, for your inspiration.
The images provided are from our group of the best wedding photographers on Wedding Maps.
Editor’s Choice for Rainy Wedding Photos
Let’s start with the editor’s selections for the Rainy Wedding Photography Challenge.
Storytelling in the Rain
These couples and their photographers didn’t let rain get in the way of creating beautiful, in-the-moment, wedding stories in the rain. From emotional first look moments to unforgettable ceremonies, see these examples of storytelling in the rain.
Natural Light – Couples in the Rain
When it comes to couples photo sessions, whether on your wedding day or during an engagement photoshoot, get out there and play. Instead of letting it ruin the shoot, take advantage of the mood and vibe that rain creates and interact with it for natural, organic photos. See some examples of natural light photography in the rain below.
Off Camera Flash Backlight with Rain!
A backlight can add a beautiful and ethereal quality to rain during your couple’s photoshoot. For these types of photos, the photographer will position you in front of the light source, illuminating the raindrops and creating a stunning and dreamy effect.
Backlight with Long Exposures
Creative photographers may choose to capture your rain photos with a long exposure, which will show the rain coming down in streaks rather than small drops. See these examples below.
Backlight with Creative Gels
Creative Photographers may also choose to capture your rain photos with colored gels, which add color to the rain drops. See a few of these examples.
Backlight with Reflective Foreground
Photographers may also choose to stack multiple compositional frameworks to create something unique. For example this photographer used a backlight in conjunction with a reflective foreground element to create an interesting and unique composition.
Rainy Wedding Photos with Backlight and Leading lines
These photographers used the rain as part of their compositions and combined it with interesting leading lines to create an impactful image.
Rainy Wedding Photos with a Backlight with a Silhouette
The backlight can also highlight your silhouette and create a halo effect around you. This technique can add depth and dimension to the photo, creating an artistic, moody image. The contrast between the dark silhouette and the bright, illuminated raindrops can create a visually stunning image that captures the romance and beauty of the moment.
Other Backlit Rain Photos
For your inspiration, here are other backlit rain photos from incredible photographers from around the world.
Capturing stunning rain wedding and engagement photography photos requires preparedness, a keen eye for natural lighting and reflections, creative use of flash and the ability to capture the unique atmosphere created by the rain. By following these tips and getting creative, you can get distinct and unforgettable wedding and engagement photos that will be cherished for years to come.