I already posted one image from this Clemson SC Engagement Session in the rain on Lake Keowee in Keowee Key, but I HAVE to share two more! Normally my engagement photography sessions are done in the beautiful Upstate sunshine. This is a far cry from what I was shooting in PA, where of course it is usually overcast. Don’t get me wrong, that usually makes for some gorgeous luminous light and I love how it looks. But when I moved here a few years ago I had to learn how to adjust and shoot in direct sun, which is a LOT less forgiving. I love it though, because it is different from the majority of outdoor portrait photographers, and gives my images some “pop”.
This session, on the other hand, was not going to have any sunshine. In fact, we had rain and gray skies almost the entire time. But you know what they say – when life hands you lemons, make lemonade! This weekend made me glad for my experience in shooting weddings for 10 years. That is a job that absolutely requires that you need to be able to shoot in ANY conditions, and still provide a quality product. It also gave me the skills using flash that I decided to put to use for this set of images.
Gina and Chris were troopers as they ventured out into the downpour for one more set of images…in fact, I’m not sure they even noticed the rain under that umbrella. Just look at their faces. Nothing can rain on that kind of happiness!
Casual Moments Photography Rainy Day Engagement Session