FAQ | The Rain Policy

Rain Rain go Away, Come Again Another Day….. Yes, I know… admit that you just sang that! ( I totally did while typing it up!) I wanted to share a post about my rain policy as in the past I have had several sessions where the weather called for rain. Some were rescheduled and some were kept. 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. I can 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. Subject to travel time and distance to your home.

3. Shoot at a outdoor location with coverage- There are not too many places I am aware of with coverage for this, however The Plymouth Plantation on the South Shore, Cape Cod has an area with lots of tree cover we could use. In New Hampshire I will have to do some research. 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 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.

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meet the photographer Ali

A New England based photographer, chaser of that perfect light, lover of holiday eves and all things pumpkin!  My favorite color is TEAL (and anything light blue). To this day, I love me a good BSB/NSYNC reception dance party and I can not wait to meet you! 

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