Turning lemons into lemonade

Unfortunately, not every wedding day can be a beautifully 70 degree day full of sunshine. Sometimes you get handed lemons (rain, lots and lots of rain), and need to make lemonade. Thats exactly what needed to be done during yesterday’s wedding at Saginaw Valley State University. The rain picked up right at the start of our group photos in the morning and never let up all day. I was able to sneak my couple out for just a few minutes during a time of lighter rain and was able to capture this beautiful back lit photo.


I only wish there had been more rain for even more shimmer in this shot but of course after a day of non-stop down poor, the one moment I was expecting to really use the rain for a photograph it slows down. Oh well, I hope there is not a ‘next time’ but I’m sure the opportunity to arise again.

Rain drops sparkle in a rainy wedding portrait at SVSU in Saginaw, MI.

Rain drops sparkle in a rainy wedding portrait at SVSU in Saginaw, MI.

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It’s my philosophy that you shouldn’t have to plan your wedding around your photographers schedule. Its YOUR day, therefore coverage for all wedding commissions cover your arrival at the church through the formalities at your reception, with NO TIME LIMIT. All wedding collections also include an image disk of (edited) high resolution digital negatives.


2022 wedding commissions start at $2495, with most clients choosing from album collections starting at $3095. I generally fill my schedule from April to October each year, so booking 10 - 12 months in advance is recommended.


Please call me at 989.233.8512 to discuss your day, or email me at ryan@collierstudios.com. I look forward to hearing from you!


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