It’s that time of the year in the Pacific Northwest where there are multiple seasons in one day. Rain is a constant here in Everett and as a photographer, I have a few tips on how we can be prepared for weather during our family photography session.
Dress in layers
I send over a welcome packet to every family before their photo session. In it I recommend wearing or carrying layers in an outdoor backpack. This helps you be prepared in case it gets cold or windy on what was a sunny day.
Wear appropriate footwear
It can get muddy or slippery when it rains here in Washington. A pair of dressy outdoor boots would be perfect to keep your feet warm and dry in case of any splashy puddles.
Ask about umbrellas
I like using the clear plastic umbrellas for photo sessions that involve rain. If you’re up for some fun in the rain with your family, that’s what we will do. I think umbrellas and rain jackets fit the PNW family photo vibe perfectly.
Carry a blanket
I love a photograph where the whole family bundles together in a blanket. I bring one with me always but if there is a specific color blanket you like, carry that along.