Hurricane Sally's Approach

October 06, 2020

Living on the Gulf Coast comes with a certain level of expectation when it comes to hurricanes. It's a part of life in this region. We've all become familiar with the cone of uncertainty, checked off our preparedness lists, and braced ourselves for what comes after the storm passes.

One hurricane that made a lasting impact on the Gulf Coast was Hurricane Sally. This destructive and slow-moving Atlantic hurricane made landfall on September 16, 2020, near Gulf Shores, Alabama. The storm brought with it powerful winds, heavy rainfall, and significant flooding, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.

Despite the challenges and devastation caused by Hurricane Sally, the story we want to share today is one of hope and resilience. As the storm approached our region, the skies turned an ominous gray. But amidst the anticipation and preparedness, one lucky couple found themselves with an unexpected and breathtaking opportunity. Against the dramatic backdrop of a storm shelf cloud, they had the chance to capture a truly remarkable photograph.

Despite the impression the image may give, the rain was not as heavy as one might think. Fortunately, this worked out well for the couple as they had planned their reception under the pavilion at Navarre's Marine Park. Mother Nature, it seemed, had a sense of timing.

Now, you may be wondering, how were the colors in the photograph so vivid? The answer lies in the use of off-camera flash. As photographers, we love to utilize fill light to ensure that our clients look their absolute best while also preserving the vibrant hues that the Emerald Coast is renowned for.

By strategically placing our lighting equipment, we were able to capture the couple with the stormy sky serving as a magnificent backdrop. The result was a stunning image that not only showcased the resilience and spirit of the Gulf Coast but also captured a unique and unforgettable moment in time for these newlyweds.

In a region where hurricanes are a part of life, it's essential to find beauty even in the midst of nature's fury. Hurricane Sally may have brought destruction and challenges, but it also presented an opportunity for this lucky couple to capture a moment of pure magic. It serves as a reminder that even in the face of adversity, there is always something extraordinary waiting to be discovered.

So, the next time a storm looms on the horizon, remember that even in the midst of uncertainty, there may be an opportunity to capture a remarkable moment. And who knows, it might just turn out to be a photograph that tells a story of resilience, love, and the enduring spirit of a community that thrives even in the face of nature's most formidable challenges.

 

Cloud Shelf Wedding PhotographyCloud Shelf Wedding PhotographyCloud Shelf Wedding Photography taken at Navarre

 

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