The weather in our beautiful city of Buffalo can be pretty finicky at times – especially in the spring and fall seasons. It can easily be 90 degrees with 100% humidity one day, and then 50 degrees and raining the next. Because of this, we have become a) obsessive weather.com checkers, and b) highly skilled at shooting awesome images in any type of weather. ;)
When we pulled up next to Angela and Jon in the parking lot of Tift Nature Preserve, it was pouring. It had been cloudy all day, but we totally thought the rain would hold off, and of course, it didn’t start raining until we were 5 minutes from the parking lot. Ben rolled down the window, and said, “okay guys, we can either reschedule your shoot, or we can just shoot in the rain and get creative with it!” Angela thought about it for a minute, and said, “Let’s just get creative with it!” And, since we live for a good challenge, that was exactly what we wanted to hear!
We had to think fast to come up with locations that were protected from the rain, but that would still give us the style we were looking for. Ben immediately thought of this building first, which is right across the street from HSBC Arena. It’s a great spot, with great light, and awesome reflective windows. Unfortunately, we were only able to shoot there for a short time, and then we were hustled off by security. I love the ones we did manage to get, though!! :)Next, we headed over to this area under the Skyway. This next shot is definitely one of my super favorites.
The rain slowed down to a sprinkle for a short time, and we were able to get some shots on the boardwalk. Thankfully, Angela and Jon didn’t mind getting sprinkled on! Another favorite of mine…I love this weird sculpture, and this adorable couple. :) It started raining pretty hard again, so we found cover under another underpass, and Ben set up a red accent light for maximum awesomeness.
This was such an awesome shoot! It was definitely a challenge to shoot in the rain, but that made it even more fun for us. Angela and Jon are so in love and so genuinely happy to be together – they were an absolute pleasure to work with! We even got a few minutes of sunshine at the very end!!
Angela and Jon – thank you so much for your willingness to “get creative,” and for trusting us to do an awesome job in the rain! You guys RULE!! We loved hanging out with you, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of your wedding day!! Can’t wait!! Much love, J + B :)