Bad weather + Rescheduling your photo shoot

Let me tell you, it is literally the worst feeling for me, and I’m sure for my clients as well, when I have a photo session coming up and I see a news report with a huge rain weather pattern heading our way. I look forward to all of my shoots as much as my clients do, and it is so disappointing to have to discuss rescheduling. I am an eternal optimist, so I am always hoping for the best, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. This is the downfall of being an on location, natural light photographer.

Rescheduling your photo shoot

With something as unpredictable as weather, I make sure to keep a close watch on it throughout the week of your session. If I see bad weather coming, I will send my clients a note at the beginning of the week just as a head’s up and to keep a look out. I don’t like to say yes or no until, usually, the night before and sometimes even the morning of. It will really depend on the time of the session and how bad the weather is predicted to be.

Typically, anything above 50% chance is bad news. At this point we would talk about rescheduling photo shoots. The tricky days are when they are below 50%, but still 30-40%. As much as you might be stressing out, know that I am as well. If we don’t end up cancelling, not all is lost. Sometimes the best photos come from overcast skies and there is nothing wrong with that!

Cloudy weather photo shoot

If you’re session ends up not getting rescheduled because its not raining, but still cloudy, don’t worry! Magic can still happen! Some of my best images are products of a cloudy day. As much as natural light is a photographer’s dream, there is something to be said about a lightly cloudy day that lends an even lighting situation, with no harsh sunshine, which is ideal for photoshoots.

This is an example of how I can turn a cloudy photoshoot into a sunny feel. Bottomline, don’t sweat the cloudy days!

Clear & sunny skies

If the weather report is clear for your session, phew! You can breath a sigh of relief. Just know that when the weather is clear, timing is everything. The absolute best time to shoot, in my opinion, is within the first hour to hour and a half after sunrise or about 2-3 hours before sunset.

Bottom line, whatever the weather report shows, I’ve got you! I am absolutely always looking out for your best interest, and your images, when deciding whether to keep the shoot as scheduled or cancel and find another day that works for both of us.

Little Fig Photography specializes in pregnancy, newborn, couples, family, senior portrait and event photography serving the Houston area, including Katy, Cypress, Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Spring, The Woodlands, The Heights, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Bellaire, and Friendswood.



Hey there, and thanks for checking out the blog!  I love featuring my clients’ images and telling their story from beginning to end. Hopefully, this blog post, among others, will give you an idea of what you can expect from booking a session with Little Fig Photography as your photographer.

I usually only post my very favorite images on the blog and within my website. However, if you are interested in booking you are welcome to see a full gallery. Don’t hesitate to ask! I can promise all of the images you will receive will be totally frame worthy!

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Little Fig Photography specializes in natural light photography for children, family, pregnancy, newborn, couples and events serving the Houston area, including Katy, Cypress, Richmond, Fulshear, Sugar Land, Pearland, Spring, The Woodlands, The Heights, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Bellaire, and Friendswood.

Little Fig Photography
Katy, TX Lifestyle Photographer
(832) 837-9671