November 28, 2022

Rustic Rainy Day Wedding Photos | Saratoga NY Wedding Photos

Hannah and Doug’s Rustic Rainy Day Wedding

Every Bride dreams of fabulous, sunny weather on their Wedding Day.  But….What can I say?  A little rain can’t stop us!  Hannah and Doug recently got married on a bit of a rainy day this past Summer at the Mansion in Rock City Falls.  Because the Mansion is so lovely and because I have a lot of experience photographing Weddings, inclement weather is not a big deal.  We can combine creative locations with many different lighting techniques to create such fabulous images that miss the sun at all.  Below is a slideshow from Hannah and Doug’s Wedding Day:

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In Wedding Photography, giving the Bride and Groom variety in their Wedding Photos is important.  One of the many great things about the Mansion is that even if it is a rainy Wedding day, there are still plenty of opportunities to get wonderful Wedding Photos.  Between the Barn and the actual Mansion, the opportunities for stunning photos are endless.  Being able to use both ambient light and off camera flash has really been great when confronted with challenging situations while photographing Weddings.  I have pulled out a few of my favorite images to show how we can work with different locations in a challenging rainy situation.

Rustic Rainy Day Wedding Photos:

We generally start the Wedding with the Bride getting ready.  The Mansion has some great areas with natural light to photograph this portion of the day.

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The Bridal Suite/Salon area is great for getting ready.
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Just a simple Bridal Portrait with a window and natural light.

A Word about Off Camera Strobe:

I love being able to use off camera strobe for a different look.  And when you cannot go outdoors, it can really give you some interesting images at a Wedding.  I enjoyed creating a few more Editorial/Fashion style images at this wedding.

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The Red Music Room is a great location for portraits–it is very dramatic.  Off camera flash was key that day.
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I wanted to make sure we had a matching photo of Hannah in the same location.

Ambient Light in the Barn:

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The Ceremony was moved indoors into the Barn due to weather. But really it was perfect. LOVE the circle made with rose petals.

Because of the rain, we were not able to use the gardens and the pond for any outdoor photos.  But it was still important to capture something with an outdoor feeling.  The Barn was a natural choice for this.

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We were able to use the doorway of the Barn for some portraits.
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Oh hey, more rain. LOL. The overhang of the Barn allowed us to get an outdoor feeling without getting wet.
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Same location, I just moved myself. Variety is key, so moving around can be really important.

Wedding Photos in the Foyer:

We finished up with some images in the stunning foyer of the Mansion.  I wanted more of a natural feel but still needed a little strobe to  light the couple.  No problem–knowing my exposure settings and modifying the light gave us some great images.

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Again, variety is key in Wedding Photography.
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A favorite indoor location is the foyer at the Mansion.

As you can see, a little rain is not a problem.  Sometimes it actually causes you to think outside of the box.  In any case, you cannot control the weather, so you may as well roll with it.

If you enjoyed this post about Hannah and Doug’s Rustic Rainy Day Wedding Photos, you might also enjoy Jordan and Gage’s Wedding at the Park Theater.

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Wedding Vendors for Hannah and Doug’s Rustic Rainy Day Wedding:

Venue:  The Mansion Inn

Wedding Photography:  Blackburn Portrait Design

Florals:  The Posie Peddler

Entertainment:  Saratoga Sound

Officiant:  Chaplain Claudia Meyers

 

Susan Blackburn is a Wedding Photographer located in the Saratoga NY area and loves photographing wonderful people in love.