Last month I photographed a wedding ceremony in the rain at Gaia Hotel and Reserve. I mean I have shot wedding ceremonies in the rain before, but never in rain like this. Not only was it coming down like cats and dogs, but it was super windy as well. I had to have my assistant holding one umbrella over me, as well as one umbrella out to the side to protect my camera from the wind being blown in at us.
Luckily, the bride and groom Kathy and Marc were excited about getting married in the rain. They were enthusiastic about the fact that we are indeed in the rainforest here; and well, sometimes it just needs to rain. The wind blowing around actually made for some great mist that gives the photos a different look to them.
The rain didn’t stop, so we decided to have a separate portrait session the following morning. Fortunately, it rained hard all night and the next morning the skies were a gorgeous blue with some nice clouds. Kathy and Marc were great and still in the best mood, and we got to move around the whole beach and were able to get some great photos.
It might not be ideal to have it raining cats and dogs on your wedding day, but that’s always a risk with a rainforest wedding! However, they aren’t all that way! Just check out these gorgeous shots from another wedding at Gaia that was sunny and beautiful!
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