You’ll notice I talk about the ever-changing Calgary weather a lot in this photography blog. When you’re an on-location shooter, weather heavily influences sessions. Sometimes in a good way that presents unique opportunities, and sometimes in a bad way that limits what you can do. Either way, we are all at the mercy of whatever the weather decides to do. And it can be difficult to find indoor photography locations in Calgary if the weather is particularly bad, especially since the Devonian Gardens are closed for renovations right now.
Saturday dawned pretty sunny, but quickly turned rainy, and then didn’t stop raining all evening. Fortunately this bride and groom allowed a lot of time between the ceremony and when they wanted to be back for the reception. We were hoping to shoot in Prince’s Island Park, but the heavy rain drove us into the Chinese Cultural Centre, which was also really cool! And once we had the chance, we dashed to Prince’s Island Park for a few shots before the rain started up again in earnest. We encountered another wedding group and their photographer there during the break in the rain (hi, whoever you were!). I wonder where they waited out the rain? Here are some sneak peeks from the day, some inside, and some in the brief times we could be outside without the bride and bridesmaids freezing:
We didn’t have much time before the rain pelted us again. Thank goodness a pair of umbrellas and bug spray are some of the things I always have with me. I think in future I may have to add towels to that. Who would have expected such a cold and rainy day in the middle of July? Sure, summer storms are common, but they usually blow over quickly. Not this time! Still, I think we all managed to make the best of it.
Thanks for a fun day, Aspire and Tracy, and warm wishes for a very happy life together!