Yes, it does!
Although it’s possible to shoot most interior photographs regardless of the weather. exteriors are a different story entirely. We don’t shoot outside in rain or snow! Sure, we could take steps to waterproof ourselves and our camera gear, but the resulting pictures would be too gloomy and dull to be acceptable. Even if it’s not actually raining, forbidding dark skies can look bad in the photos. After all, you want to sell a bright cheery home, not give it the moody look of a haunted house. Interior rooms with views to the outside are also affected by the weather.
So how do we deal with the weather-dependent aspects of photography?
First of all, we consult with you about the priorities for a particular property. Is it worth waiting for beautiful sunny skies in order to get the best possible photographs, or are dark clouds preferable to a delay?
Next, we peruse weather forecasts before scheduling (or confirming) the shoot date. The goal is to not only avoid inclement weather but to also plan the shoot for the time of day with the best sun angles (whenever practical).
If, despite the best planning, we encounter bad weather at the scheduled time of the shoot, we’ll be in touch to reschedule. You always know what’s going on! In some cases, we may be able to proceed with the interior photography and return later for exteriors. (There is no cancellation fee for weather-related rescheduling.)
Finally, if it’s necessary to shoot in less than ideal conditions, we can do some Photoshop magic to improve the photos. The result will never achieve the sparkle of natural sunlight, but we can at least brighten things up a bit to lift some of the depressing funk.