Natalie and Ian's Wedding and the backlash of a Hurricane
A Hurricane you say?! ...remnants of which blew an epic storm up through Southern California on Sunday July 19th, 2015 you say! And I'm shooting a wedding on a hilltop at the Champions Club at the Retreat in Corona, as the winds blow and the water gushes, what?! NO! Not at my wedding day shoots. Well yes, it is true, and it was hot an humid too, yuck. The last time I shot a wedding in weather that felt like this, I was shooting in Playa Del Carmen, and it did not rain but for a few minutes, and who can complain about shooting a wedding in Mexico, humidity and all.
Sunday, one of my old assistants, got married. Natalie and her sister Lauren (who's wedding we shot last year) used to be assistants for Serena and I for years, since Natalie was 14 years old that is. Now both successful nurses and fantastic women, are all grown up, and Serena and I were once again called on to team up for the wedding photography, and.... IT RAINED LIKE A MO-FO.
The weather did not stop us from getting some epic photos. With my trusty Neutral Density Filter, I got some great landscape shots even though we were sitting right in the clouds and the fog obscured the view of the mountains.
And as the wind blew harder and the rain fell faster, we setup our flashes on stands and I pulled out my Rogue Flash Grid, and in the darkness of the "midday" I got this fantastic dramatic shot.
The weather made us create images we would have never done on a sunny day. Cheers, Natalie and Ian for hanging in there with the weather, it was a fantastic day!
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