Rain Policy

Oh rain. It’s part of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Because Seattle weather is fickle, I wait until 8 hours before your shoot to make the call about weather based on the hourly forecast. If you have a morning session, I’ll check in with you the night before. Evening? I’ll check in that morning. If it’s rain until 4pm, and your session is at 5pm, we keep the appointment as planned.

If it’s calling for rain at the session time, you can choose from the following options:

1. Choose a different start time Please leave the day of your session as free as possible for this reason. I find most “rainy days” turn out to be some sun and some rain. We can just move you to a better hour.

2. Shoot at home. We can get classic family portraits on the couch, near pretty window light, or cozied up on a bed. You can also plan some lifestyle activities, like reading stories, baking cookies, or giving the kids a bubble bath. See my Pinterest board for ideas, and example images below. Subject to travel time and distance to your home.

3. Shoot at UW Campus. My go-to rainy location is UW Campus as I have covered areas and a few indoors spots scouted (see photos below), but I’m open to other ideas too! You’re welcome to bring rain boots and umbrellas for puddle-jumping shots at the end. I find when clients choose this option, we often get lucky with the weather and shoot outside anyway!

4. Reschedule. Please know this is subject to the availability shown on the online booking calendar, and I can’t guarantee the new date will have better weather. My appointment calendar is often booked two months out.

Thank you for your understanding. Your flexibility is greatly appreciated.

Rainy UW Campus + At Home Session Examples