Why You Shouldn't Be Bummed About a Cloudy Day Session | Wellesley Family Photographer
While you know I love a sunny day more than anyone, when I look back at my portfolio it’s often the cloudy sessions that stand out.
On the day of this family’s beach session, storms were rolling through but it was the only weekend they could swing a shoot. We were all heading to the North Shore from Metrowest Boston, so some special planning had to take place on both ends, and we decided to make it happen, rain or shine.
Luckily, the rain stopped for our shoot (and started again afterward). And while we had all been hoping for sunshine, there were so many silver linings to this somewhat chilly, cloudy session.
For one thing, we had the entire beach to ourselves! It was really easy to find each other in the big, empty parking lot, and we could run around as much as we wanted to without getting in anyone’s way. Yes, this was the beach, but it happens to be the case at most parks and other locations on cloudy/stormy days, too!
Also, when it’s cloudy we have more flexibility to shoot in any direction. When it’s sunny, we have to focus on shooting in one direction, but the clouds act as a giant diffuser, creating soft, beautiful light in all directions. This is especially great for candid shots of kiddos.
And finally, the colors are beautiful and saturated, and the light is incredibly clean on cloudy days. In the fall, that foliage really pops on cloudy days. In the spring, the flowers show their truest colors on cloudy days. And during this session, against the ocean and the silver sky, this family’s beauty really stood out.
So if your session lands on a cloudy day, don’t fret. We’ll capture gorgeous photos of your family, and who knows? They might wind up being your favorites of all time!