Spring-time weddings are my absolute favorite. In Colorado, we’re used to a variety of weather no matter the day or time. This means it could be sunny and warm one minute, and rainy and windy the next! One thing that I like to tell my clients that are planning an outside wedding is to plan for any type of weather that could come up. For photographs, it’s important to find a photographer that can think of the fly to accommodate both light and dark areas. Here are a few tips we like to share with our clients to better prepare for any weather situation in their photos.
-Plan an area for Photos Inside
This is a ‘Just in case’ area with decent background options and plenty of space to stage formal photos and enough room for the photographer to be able to shoot. If there is not enough room between the photographer and your guests you’ll likely see the photographer use a shorter lens. This can distort bodies and make subjects look a little wider than expected. Sometimes even a hallway can provide some great shots!
-Hot and Humid Weddings
Humidity is usually NOT a problem in Colorado. However, we like to bring a few items that the wedding party usually isn’t planning for. Translucent powder is great for shiny faces and heads 🙂 I also bring along blotting paper as well to not affect makeup. Wedding planners can assist with temperature control, such as setting up fans.
-Timing for Photos
One of the things I LOVE about spring weddings is that the amount of daylight is so much longer than the colder months. It’s best to chat with your wedding planner and photographer to best set up your timeline to accommodate these beautiful opportunities. The best time to take photographs outside is usually the hour before the sun sets (golden hour). When your photographer combines his off-camera lighting with the sun setting in the background, this can make for beautifully dramatic photos.
The more you can chat with your planner/photographer about the details of your wedding, the more prepared for anything that you’ll become. We hope you enjoyed our tips!
Heather Lanz with LANZ Photography