Rain is pretty much the biggest enemy of any portrait session. Heat we can manage by shooting early or wind we can manage by finding the angle it’s coming from and actually using it to our advantage. But rain doesn’t often leave us with a lot of options. One of my sweet couples, Nikki & Eliot, already had their engagement session moved once by rain. They decided to hold off last fall and just wait for spring so we could enjoy the blossoms in Georgetown. Well, as it does, the weather had other plans in store for us! Instead of letting it move our session once again, we decide to work around it and find an indoor location to shoot!
I love so many things about being a Washington, DC wedding photographer — everything from getting to shoot in and around some of the most iconic sights in our nation to there being history around every corner — but it’s also great in the rain because there are quite a few places to shoot inside! We had our hearts set on the Library of Congress… as did about, oh, 150+ tourists and students visiting our city! So, off we headed to the Supreme Court where we could take advantage of that beautiful white marble that DC is famous for. With the large columns holding up the court’s overhang, we were completely protected from the downpour that surrounded us! These two were able to set down the umbrellas and enjoy getting comfortable in front the camera.
I truly could not have asked for a more understanding, laid back couple to overcome all of our initial obstacles! I think you’ll agree that the resulting images were worth it as you truly can’t even tell it was raining until we leave the safety of the Supreme Court! Nikki and Eliot, thank you for being up for all of my crazy suggestions; I am so looking forward to your Early Mountain Vineyard wedding this fall and am hoping the weather is better to us then!