Every photographers moment of dread, the morning of an outdoor session, and you wake to thunder and pouring rain. For me that moment is quickly followed by a quick nudge of my husband with an insistent request that he look at the radar and report back post haste with a forecast.
The morning of this session was exactly like this. Rain, Check, Thunder, Check, Radar, Check. Surprisingly this morning the rain looked to be lightening up and moving on, or so I was reassured by my darling husband. So several texts to the hair and make up specialist, and the client, and one tense breakfast eaten in front of a window, later. It was go time.
Hair and makeup started at 8:00 sharp, still raining, 9:00 going over jewelry and prop options, still raining, 9:15 light rain, but I say lets go for it, the area we are shooting at is covered by trees, so we should be ok. I was so blessed that the momma to be's momma came with her for the session, we put her to work in a borrowed rain slicker and holding an umbrella!
Out into the rain we went, and honestly the rain was to our benefit, water in the air intensifies color in pictures. Also it made for a really neat affect for the session. We trudged out into the creek, swollen from the rain, and this momma to be was amazing. She jumped right into the water struck her poses and nailed all of her poses. I was so impressed she braved the weather.
We completed three outfit changes and several poses out in the elements, and then decided to head into town and the studio to finish up. A quick run into the house to change into dry clothes and we were off. The studio portion took no time at all and I was so pleased with the variety of styles we were able to pull off in just one session.
I am so excited to meet this little one in a few weeks and take some newborn pictures. Fingers crossed we have a nice dry day with no rain drops. I don't think any of us is ready for another play date in the rain!
Here are a few of my favorite of this session, enjoy!
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.