It doesn't matter where you live in the world, the weather
will always play a major part in the day, even if
you live in 'sunny California' or changeable 'old England', your
professional photographer will be able to cope and provide you with a great
set of images.
If the weather is bad, then your photographer can take your
wedding photographs indoors, with their experience they can do 'alter
returns' which means them using the ambient lighting with (and sometimes
without) flash lighting.
Your photographer may be using a tripod, as he knows that if
the camera is supported he can take any picture under any lighting
conditions on any occasion. This means any guests trying to take these
groups may spoil the ones your photographer is taking if their flashes
compete with his. Therefore it is sometimes asked by the photographer that
he is given a little space by the guests so that he can work// There will be
many opportunities for your guests to capture images for themselves later.
After all the are there to the end, unless their party going gets a little
It is a rarity however that there will not be a window of
opportunity and that your photographer will be able to take some
photographers outdoors. He or she take golf umbrellas with them and by
holding these over the people concerned while the groups are being arranged
and whipping them away at the last second they can usually get the groups.
Guests are more than welcome to help hold umbrellas and be part of the
activities. If it is cold you may have problems. If your wedding is in the
winter it might be a good idea to choose dresses with long sleeves for your
bridesmaids, particularly if they are young ones - in which case consider
also having little shawls for them, these can also look very attractive on
the photographs adding a little colour.