I often get asked by couples planning their engagement session, ‘what happens if it rains?’. And I pretty much always answer with the fact that it is really up to them. Most couples choose to reschedule their session for another day, others like to roll the dice and see if the forecast is wrong, or if there will be a big enough break in the cloud to squeeze their session in. And some like to just roll with the punches and let their session be rainy.
When the forecast turned gloomy before Melanie + Michael’s engagement session, they chose to reschedule their date. So we bumped it a little bit and of course, when we showed up at Watson’s Mill for the new date, the skies were looking pretty dark, ominous, and wet!
I first met Alyssa + David in a coffee shop halfway between our two homes. We chatted for a good long while about their plans. When they mentioned that they wanted to do their engagement session at a restaurant, I felt it was oh so fitting to keep with the cute indoor settings.
Alyssa + David had planned for a primarily indoor engagement session from the get-go, so when the weather called for a boatload of rain on the day of their session (in February), we all figured it didn’t really impact the plans too much. It’s funny how things work out in the end really, as for most of our couples, that much rain on their session date would end up in having to rescheduling the whole thing to another (hopefully) drier day.
My brother played a lot of sports and since our town wasn’t big enough for multiple teams, he was pretty much always on teams with his friends. This meant that I spent summers at the baseball diamond and winters at the hockey rink. Luckily, a bunch of his friends had younger siblings for me to hang out with during the games and during out-of-town tournaments we often would watch the younger kids in the hotels.
So I have come to the realization that I talk about the weather a lot on my blog. Perhaps that is because my business often has me making small talk for the first bit of my sessions, or because it is the easiest thing to chat about when you are meeting someone for the first time and those facts mean the topic naturally makes its way onto my blog. Or perhaps it is because I get pretty lucky with weather most of the time (*knock on wood*).