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April Showers – Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More…

April is here – and so is the rain. Rather than let the rain showers get you down, embrace the weather, and allow it to stir your creativity.

With rain comes puddles, dew drops, fun umbrellas and boots. Use these props or them rain itself to make for unique memorable photographs.  A few weeks ago I posted on the MCP Facebook Page for submissions to the theme “April Showers.”  Many fun photos were submitted.

For those who are new here, the way this works is:

  1. The theme is posted to Facebook. So join me here so you do not miss out.
  2. Photographers send in photos that fit the theme (usually over a day or two) – re-sized to 600px wide.
  3. My twin 8 year old girls are the judges – they pick 10 (or maybe up to 12-15) to share on the MCP Blog (remember since they are the judges – you are dealing with 8 year old thoughts on photography as well as the subject matter).
  4. I create a post, like this one and share the photos alongside links to the photographer’s website.
  5. Those that did not make it, do NOT feel bad. First off, there are no prizes.  Secondly, I get hundreds of entries.  Thirdly, I still want you to share.  You can now share in two ways.  Either upload your 600px wide jpg image to the comments (BRAND NEW feature here). It will show as a thumb and people can click through these! Or you can upload it to the MCP Flickr Group.  Or both!

*** The next theme will be announced in mid-April.  So check the FB Page then.”

Here are Ellie and Jenna’s top 10 picks – the ones that made them laugh, smile, and say “cool” or “fun.” Please remember to add your favorite rainy day inspired photos to the comment section – just upload your photo sized at 600px wide).

mud picture April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Heidi Brand Photography

bride and fireman all wet April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Keary Dee Photography

bee boots1 600x818 April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...

Photo taken by Watermark Studio

bride and groom in the rain 600x900 April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Nelly at Lumina Studios

Rainy Day puddles April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken my Megan at Trees and Bees Photography

splashing in puddles April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken my Megan at Trees and Bees Photography

girl in pouring rain 600x809 April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Anderson Family Crew

boy in puddles April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Maddie Dean Photography

umbrella and boots April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Nikki of Toad Stool

girl with matching umbella boots coat April Showers   Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More...Photo taken by Jamie Kristine Photography

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Jodi Friedman, MCP Actions

Jodi Friedman is the founder of MCP Actions. She designs popular Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets that make editing faster, easier and more fun.

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6 Comments

  1. 1

    I LOVE that your kids pick the winners!!! That is so cute and a great way to involve them in what you do. Gives kids an insight that work CAN be fun! :)

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  3. 3

    mine isn’t nearly as fun as these with the ADORABLE rain boots. SO daggone cute. but we did have fun shooting with the umbrella at this engagement session. thanks for letting me share…and thanks for all you do. i am always looking to your site for inspiration and information!! :)

  4. 4
    Carli says:

    I always miss the deadlines because I’m reading your blog while I’m at work! but here’s a picture i just love from a bridal session. it was pouring BUCKETS! but my good friend (the bride) didnt let that get her down and we were able to get some amazing images that day.

  5. 5
    alexa says:

    You girls picked some great ones again! Love these posts!

  6. 6
    Kris says:

    Love them all! I can never find the “what to submit category” post on your facebook. I always miss it. So I’ll share mine here – it’s an old one, but I love it.

  7. 7

    [...] April Showers – Photos of Rain, Umbrellas, Boots, and More…: [...]

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    bpmelody says:

    Rain, jumping, and lovely images! Doesn’t get much better!

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