Your wedding ceremony might only last for thirty minutes, but the photos will last for a lifetime. Summer weddings are fantastic for taking stunning photos in lush, green settings, but there are also some drawbacks. Sweat, rain, humidity and glare are some elements that can wreak havoc on wedding photos during the hot summer months. Thankfully, by planning ahead, there are proactive steps you can take to manage these common outdoor photo problems.
One of the most common issues when taking your wedding photos outdoors during the summer, is sweat. No one wants to see shiny foreheads in their wedding photos. To avoid serious glistening, you can opt for a powder-based makeup instead of liquid. If possible, splurge for airbrushing that’s sweat and water proof.
You know how difficult it can be to capture a good photo when the sun in blaring down on you. It if’s extremely bright out, consider donning a pair of sunglasses. Better yet, have your entire bridal party bring a pair of their coolest shades. These quirky, but fun pictures might even become your favorite of the day, as it lets everyone’s personalities shine. If that’s not your style, consider choosing a location that has shady areas to protect you from the glaring sun.
Embrace the Shade
You might think that bright and airy pictures are the way to go for great summer wedding photos, but you’d be surprised at how stunning shady, secluded pictures can be as well. Instead of battling the harsh sun, try stepping into a shady spot for some intimate poses. Not only does this help achieve a softer lighting and allow the photographer to focus on you and your spouse instead of the bright backdrop, but it also helps you cool off on a hot summer day.
Don’t Let Your Hair Down
Another issue with summer wedding photos is that heat and humidity can wreak havoc on hair. To control the frizz, consider pulling your hair back in an elegant up do. If you are set on having your hair down for the big day, let your hair dresser know that you will be taking photos outdoors. Wind can also be an issue, but there are special products they can use to keep your hair in place and frizz free!
Have a Backup Plan
As spectacular as outdoor wedding pictures are during the summer, you always want to have a backup plan in case you run into inclement weather. That’s what makes The Park Savoy Estate such an amazing wedding venue. We have a variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces that provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos. Whether you have gorgeous weather, or it’s cold, windy and raining, we have elegant spaces to capture romantic photos that will allow you to remember your spectacular wedding for a lifetime. Call today to learn more about our venue and how we can help you plan the wedding of your dreams.