Rain Rain, Go Away!


For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed the odd Tweet about my “No-Rain Streak”. In my five years as a wedding photographer, it has never rained on me. Ever.

Even the other photographers I work with at Boston Avenue cannot believe my luck and are still skeptical every time they see rain in the forecast when I am working a wedding.

On the morning of Michelle and Mike’s wedding, I looked out my window and it was a torrential downpour. When I met with the couple a few days earlier, I even prepared her for the fact that we may actually break my streak on her wedding day as the forecast was calling for 100% chance of rain and a lot of it!

I arrived at the King Valley Golf Club to a dreary and miserable looking day. The sky was dark grey and the rain was coming down so hard, I actually sat in my car and waited for it to slow down before getting out and gearing up.

As I started capturing Michelle getting ready, I kept positive and assured her that we may still be able to have the outdoor ceremony that she had always dreamed of. As I looked through the window at the hurricane type weather, even I was having a hard time believing what I was saying!

As the day progressed, we stepped outside and I set up a reveal where I placed Mike under a large overhang and had Michelle sneak up behind him for his first glimpse of the bride.

By the time we had taken some fun photos using a picture frame as a prop, the staff at the venue had checked the satellite map and we were cleared for the outdoor ceremony! The weather had turned just in time!

As you can see in the images, the sky was beautiful during the ceremony as well as for their formal photos immediately after. Tall clouds and a bright blue sky made for some of the most gorgeous photos I have ever captured at a wedding. I even used one of their images as the background image on my new business cards.

I don’t know if this is just very good luck or divine intervention. In the five years in this business and countless weddings under my belt, I have still never been rained out!


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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