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Cloudy Day Epics?

Michelle & Logan, on October 25, 2016 at 4:35 PM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 32
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Tomorrow FH and I are supposed to take epics. There's a 60% chance of rain but it goes down to 20% and cloudy by the afternoon... should we still take the pics tomorrow? Have any of you taken pics on a cloudy day? I thought it'd be nice to have nice sunset pics, but FH and I have such opposite work schedules that I'm worried it'll be a while if we reschedule.

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Latest activity by Mrs. Coakley, on October 25, 2016 at 6:42 PM
  • mimitrue
    Master January 2016
    mimitrue ·
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    I actually heard that cloudy weather is the best lighting for pictures. Have you asked your photographer their thoughts?

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  • Van Pear
    VIP January 2017
    Van Pear ·
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    I took mine on a cloudy rainy day. I love them. If it's the right photographer, they'll make it work and use the lighting to their advantage.


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  • Michelle & Logan
    Savvy June 2017
    Michelle & Logan ·
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    @mimitrue I've emailed my photographer, but haven't heard back from him yet. Just the other day it was 0% chance of rain... typical Iowa weather!

    @soontobemrsp that picture looks nice! My photographer is good so I'm sure it'll be fine, just not what I was expecting!

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  • mimitrue
    Master January 2016
    mimitrue ·
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    Just an FYI, this was from a cloudy day, and it ended up in the newspaper complimenting our photographer.


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  • Anne
    Master April 2017
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    @mimitrue totally swooning over that photo!

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  • The Doctor
    Devoted April 2017
    The Doctor ·
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    Cloudy days are the best days! If it's sunny, the light can be direct and harsh. Clouds diffuse it and make for some fantastic backdrops too!

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  • GymRat
    Master May 2017
    GymRat ·
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    I took mine on a cloudy and rainy day. He edited some of the photos to put in some blue sky (not this photo though lol).


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  • Julie
    Dedicated October 2016
    Julie ·
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    Our wedding day was cloudy AF and our photographer assured us it would make for better photos!

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  • TR
    Beginner May 2017
    TR ·
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    We had ours taken on a cloudy day. Our photographer said it was perfect because there wouldn't be any harsh light from the sun to fight. Our pics turned out great!

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  • Laine
    VIP September 2017
    Laine ·
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    The lighting on a cloudy day is amazing for pictures. The clouds act as one big soft box and turn out wonderfully!

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  • FJB
    Dedicated June 2017
    FJB ·
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    My recent engagement pics were on a cloudy day, which I was super worried about. The flat light, as opposed to bright intense sun, made for lovely pictures. The gray made the colors on the trees pop. I absolutely love mine

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  • Salisbride
    Super July 2016
    Salisbride ·
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    Yup, clouds make for good photo lighting!

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  • kbb
    VIP October 2016
    kbb ·
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    We took ours on a cloudy day, and I love the way they turned out!


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  • Michelle & Logan
    Savvy June 2017
    Michelle & Logan ·
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    Thank you for the reassurance everyone! We're taking our pictures on the college campus that we met at and it has so many beautiful colorful fall trees right now, so maybe it'll bring out those fall colors more!

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  • A Bride
    Super August 2016
    A Bride ·
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    Clouds are photographers best friends. For some shots, our photographer was literally looking up at the sky and waiting for the clouds to cover the sun before taking our pictures.

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  • PurpleCanadianBride
    Devoted November 2016
    PurpleCanadianBride ·
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    I agree with the other posters! And even if it does rain, you can still take adorable umbrella pics! Smiley smile


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  • Rachel Langerhans
    Rachel Langerhans ·
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    Don't let a cloudy day scare you about photos - overcast can help with photos in reducing harsh lighting/shadows! Smiley smile

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  • EarlieCat
    Super December 2016
    EarlieCat ·
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    @PurpleCanadianBride Love this!!

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  • Michelle & Logan
    Savvy June 2017
    Michelle & Logan ·
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    @PurpleCanadianBride that's so cute!

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  • Eileen
    Expert June 2017
    Eileen ·
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    We took pictures twice and honestly the stormy ones are my favorite!


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