This sweet family is so beautiful and these images do not show the absolute disaster of a weather predicament we found ourselves in. It was such a pretty day and the light had been promising all day long. As soon as we showed up to Sweet Meadow Farm, a thick grey layer of clouds rolled in and ruined all my sunset light dreams!
Sweet Meadow Farm & Homeplace is located in Tallapoosa, GA. Probably an hour west of Atlanta. I’ve shot a few weddings there and one of them was published in Southern Weddings Magazine a few years ago (so sad that they aren’t active anymore). I love this place so much and Melanie is such a gracious host. I’m so thankful she allowed us to come and shoot in her space! She has made such a beautiful retreat and wedding venue that doesn’t feel stuffy and boasts some serious charm!
Ooooookay!! Back to our weather conundrum….
Not only did we have crazy thick clouds, about 30 minutes into arriving, can you even guess what happened? Yes. It started raining. We were all in the middle of a very large pasture. Thankfully, Sweet Meadow Farm had lent us their golf cart to travel the property on, instead of walking long distances. And that was a life saver!! We all ran to the cart, headed back to our car, and called it quits! We were pretty disappointed.
I know that some photographers consider it a dream to shoot in overcast. They use the cloud cover as a diffuser for their light. But not me. No. I want brilliant light and sun rays to wrap my people in. I love the glow of a good sunset. And even though our goal was not realized in this particular session, I think they still turned out beautifully!
Lesson for me here: Don’t be afraid to shoot in grey weather!
I mean, look how perfect they all are! Also, if you look closely, you can see rain drops in the last image.