lora Grady photography

Rain On Your Wedding Day?

Rain on your wedding day might be unexpected here in Southern California. But as an international wedding photographer who has documented love stories from Seattle to Washington DC, the Carolinas, and even Nicaragua, I've learned to adapt and find the extraordinary in the unexpected. Now based in Southern California, I bring 10 years of wedding photography experience to share valuable tips on not just weathering the storm but turning it into a beautiful part of your wedding day narrative.


1. Lean Into It with Style:

Pack a couple of elegant umbrellas that complement your wedding theme. Hold up your dress, and let the rain or stormy weather become a part of your enchanting outdoor scene. Trust your photographer to turn these moments into pure magic.

2. Surround Yourself with Positivity:

Rain can't dampen the good vibes when you're surrounded by your closest people. Ensure your bridal party and guests are there to support and uplift you. Their positivity will radiate, making the day memorable for all the right reasons.

3. Collaborate with Your Planner:

Your wedding planner is your secret weapon. If rain is on the horizon, work together to adjust the timeline slightly. Wedding planners are magicians at keeping things seamless, and a small tweak can make a big difference in ensuring everyone stays comfortable and happy.

4. Seize the Moments, Rain or Shine:

If the rain lets up, seize the opportunity for a few magical outdoor portraits. The glistening raindrops can add a unique charm to your photos. Alternatively, if time allows, find an indoor location with character and go with the flow. Adaptability is key!

Remember: It's About the People, Not Just the Photos:

Ultimately, your wedding day is about you and your loved ones, raindrops and all. Adjust your expectations, breathe in the moments, and savor the joy of being surrounded by those who matter most.