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Wet weather wedding photos

By MarkJ - 10 April 2009 29

Getting hitched next weekend and it’s looking like there might be some rain about. We’ve had some places picked for photos but they’re all a bit outdoorsy, so looking for some suggestions of scenic locations that might be a bit more sheltered from the elements.

The ceremony’s at Gold Creek and the reception at the Kurrajong, so ideally we’d be looking for something near either of those or on the way between them, though willing to make a bit of a detour for some nice shots. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Wet weather wedding photos
BenMac 9:02 pm 10 Apr 09

My wedding was supposed to be outside, but it rained so we had a back-up, luckly. The good thing was it stopped raining after the ceremony, so we had our photos at the Botanical Garden, which looks awesome after a shower. The shots were great.

Gungahlin Al 7:54 pm 10 Apr 09

Ha! Well putting aside that the good looks of my bride off-set the negative effects of me being in the pics, yes – they were great shots, with the ability to get perfect lighting a big plus, and the whole situation was very comfortable to boot.

deye 7:50 pm 10 Apr 09

Gungahlin Al said :

Wet weather led to our wedding photos being in the photographer’s studio.
Afterwards we realised how rare studio wedding shots are…

Were they good though ?

Gungahlin Al 7:34 pm 10 Apr 09

Wet weather led to our wedding photos being in the photographer’s studio.
Afterwards we realised how rare studio wedding shots are…

Thumper 5:45 pm 10 Apr 09

If you’re at Gold Creek just wander over to the church next to Ginninderra Village. Beautiful grounds. And if not, wander around Ginninderra Village itself, quite lush and green in a slightly english way.

All the best 😉

astrojax 5:07 pm 10 Apr 09

ian potter house, by the science dome, is a great setting with lots of alcoves and balconies to use to cover from rain (and it is only key that youstay dry, the photographer can sort themself out! then the dome next door is also good, as is film and sound archives and a host of other buildings in and around anu.

or you could go for a more urban look and hunt out some undercover spaces in civic – upstairs at that plaza where electric shadows used to be, for instance, in the rondola in glebe park…

happy wedding!

Pommy bastard 5:01 pm 10 Apr 09

I’d consider going into the aviary at Gold Creek, and involving some of the beautiful birds there in shots…

Though it’s still a bit outdoorsy

Davo111 4:29 pm 10 Apr 09

Maybe something in or around the National Museum of Australia.

Granny 3:57 pm 10 Apr 09

If it is at the chapel in Gold Creek, the photos could be quite stunning with the rain showing through the glass wall behind you. I wonder if you could even place some coloured lights outside to show it off better?

One friend got married in the rain, and it was kind of romantic hearing the rain on the roof.

We had a naming ceremony for one of our daughters at the Atrium. It is lovely.

You could possibly even get some quite romantic photos in a lavishly decorated hotel room, and I mean that in an innocent way. But something kind of rich and lush and royal-looking.

pug206gti 2:43 pm 10 Apr 09

I’m with Grundy!

It doesn’t rain in Canberra. And I won’t believe it does until I’m wet.

grundy 1:55 pm 10 Apr 09

It wont rain…
This is canberra remember!

The forecast is for 5 days of rain… I doubt we get 1 day. 🙂

Swaggie 1:24 pm 10 Apr 09

The Atrium at the Hyatt (rear entrance) is always full of photographers and Brides – I imagine you need to ask them for the okay but it looks very photogenic

neanderthalsis 1:03 pm 10 Apr 09

Nice shots to be had in front of the fireplace at the Kurrajong, also consider the rose garden at OPH if it’s just drizzling.

OzChick 12:58 pm 10 Apr 09

The sculpture garden at the National Gallery. You can get some really nice shots amongst the mist over the pond.

jessieduck 12:54 pm 10 Apr 09

The copper dome at the ANU creates as undercover area and is quite visually dynamic. Also check out ANU House as it has an enclosed courtyard surrounded by nice covered walkways. You might need to check out if you would be allowed to take photos there.

Go for a drive this weekend and see what else is around that area.

Also, Kurrajong might have some interesting areas you can look at- ask the staff where other people have posed in the past and see what you find.

PS- Have a wonderful wedding day!

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