This sunny Lake Simcoe engagement session was very close to actually being called ‘rainy, drowned out Lake Simcoe Engagement Session’ because as we sat in our cars in the parking lot, the rain was pouring down, the lake water was rising, and the dark grey skies did not seem like they would break. Stress levels were also rising- Laura and Kevin’s wedding date was only three weeks away, Laura had gotten her hair and makeup done, and I had driven an hour and a half to get there. There wasn’t time to reschedule it.
Luckily, I spend quite a bit of time deciphering the weather app on wedding and engagement session days, and as we sat there, I was noticing that slowly, the sky was lightening, the rain was thinning, and the birds had started chirping again. Kevin was pretty skeptical, he knew the look that Laura wanted for the photos and it didn’t involve rain and umbrellas. But, I felt confident that we could at least get some photos in, since we’d come all that way and they’d put so much planning into the day already, and I just knew the storm would break. I always carry umbrellas in my car for this reason (re: unexpected, last minute downpours), so out we went, side stepping puddles and huddling under the umbrellas. In the end, we spent only about 5 minutes doing photos with the umbrellas, and when the sky cleared, the sun came through the trees in all it’s glory, and we had a perfect session!
I’m slowly but surely getting around to blogging more of the wonderful couples I worked with last year, and am hoping to keep on publishing as much as I can until the busy season hits again!