Every parent has a picture in their head of how their family photo session will go. When you book your outdoor photo session, you picture an idyllic natural landscape with rays of sunshine delicately warming your family’s faces. Okay, maybe you’re not that optimistic, but no one pictures a rainy gray day when they schedule their photo shoot. And yet, it happens. So what do you do when the weather doesn’t listen to our plans for your family portraits or maternity portraits?
When Bad Weather is Forecasted for a Photo Shoot
As much as I would love to, I’m not able to control the weather to create the perfect conditions for your photo session. I have, however, become well-versed in keeping an eye on the forecasts and knowing what conditions will and will not allow us to get beautiful portraits.
I always touch base with my clients the day before the photo session to update you on the forecast. We’ll still move forward with the session if there’s wind, heat, or cold weather in the forecast unless there’s an advisory. Rain may require us to reschedule your session, so I’ll keep a close watch on the radar and keep you updated.
Keep in mind that just because it’s not raining where you are doesn’t mean it isn’t raining at our photo shoot location, and vice versa. You and I will be in contact to make sure we’re both on the same page.
What if a Photo Session is Canceled for Weather?
I know that you’ve arranged your schedule to accommodate your photo session, so I’ll do everything I can to keep your session on its original date. At the same time, I want you to have amazing family portraits you can treasure forever, and if I can’t make that happen on your scheduled date, it’s better in the long run if we reschedule.
With that in mind, I’m cautious not to pack my schedule too tightly. In fact, I only book a few sessions per week. This allows me not only to have a healthy balance between my work and my family but also to have flexibility so we can find a new date and time that works for you.
Ready to book your next portrait session? Contact Lovely Moments Photography in the Ames, IA area today, and let’s chat about your dream portraits.
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