Hi Knotties! I've been following this board for a while and I really appreciate all the valuable insights I've gained. I woke up to a concerning email from a prospective photographer, so I thought I'd see if anyone here might weigh in with their opinions about the heat factor.
We are planning our wedding for June 22, 2016. We will have the ceremony at 6pm in the backyard of a private residence (under a shaded area with ceiling fans) immediately followed by cocktail style reception. Food and beverage will be set up inside and there should be plenty of room to roam/mingle inside if it's really too hot to be outside (I hope as it is listed as 6000 sq ft and looks large in the photos, but I haven't seen it in person.) It's VRBO #3804025
if anyone is interested.
We want to do portraits before the ceremony at Calico Basin or Downtown, and I knew it would be hot, but this photographer is making it sound pretty dire. Here's the email:
"To be honest, I advise all persons considering weddings during the summer months to limit outdoor exposure because the heat can be extreme and our sun often feels like being directly inside an oven set at 350F while having a giant blowdryer blasting you from 2 inches away. I advise limiting exposure. Nighttime doesn't have the direct sun factor, but it's still warm outside. Anytime I do engagement sessions (as an example) during summer, I begin the shoot around 5am because that's the only truly comfortable time of day."
So, of course now I'm feeling like we are making a huge mistake and need to rethink everything! Obviously I don't want our guests to be uncomfortable. What do you all think? Do any of you have experience with summer outdoor weddings and/or taking photos out in the heat? Did you survive???!