It was raining sideways – fat, warm drops that stung slightly when they landed on your skin – when I pulled into this secluded beach at Turtle Bay. Just 15 minutes earlier, the weather had been perfect. Jenna and Ian and I huddled underneath a palm tree and I laughed out of amazement as the wind rippled cloth against our skin. I’m sure people who grow up on an Island understand and come to terms with this, but: it is a vulnerable thing to be on a hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean.
They told me we should wait it out, that the storm would pass, and they were right. After about 10 minutes, the rain lifted as suddenly as it had come, and we shot along the deserted beach as the sun slipped in and out of the clouds as they receded.
The lesson? It pays to go with the flow, to see what magic might happen if you wait out the storm. Especially for my Seattle couples… you are probably worried about rain. Me too! And if it’s just not gonna happen, we will reschedule. I’m ALWAYS willing to wait. It’s worth it. But just maybe, sticking out the storm is worth it too.
Anna peters is an award-winning SEATTLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER. Since 2014 she has been documenting heartfelt celebrations and portraits full of simplicity, connection, and joy – exploring the pacific northwest with her clients and traveling the country photographing stunning destination weddings. Anna also offers business strategy resources and coaching for creative business owners who want to craft irresistible, authentic, and sustainable brands.
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