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

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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).

child playing in the mudPhoto taken by Heidi Brand Photography

bride and fireman wet from hosePhoto taken by Keary Dee Photography

Photo taken by Watermark Studio

bride and groom with umbrella in the rainPhoto taken by Nelly at Lumina Studios

Girl jumping in rain puddlesPhoto taken my Megan at Trees and Bees Photography

splashing in puddlesPhoto taken my Megan at Trees and Bees Photography

Photo taken by Anderson Family Crew

Photo taken by Maddie Dean Photography

gitl holding umbrella and wearing bootsPhoto taken by Nikki of Toad Stool

girl in matching rain accessoriesPhoto taken by Jamie Kristine Photography

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  1. July 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm —

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

  2. April 2, 2010 at 10:55 am —

    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.

  3. April 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm —

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

  4. April 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm —

    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. April 1, 2010 at 10:11 am —

    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!! 🙂

  6. April 1, 2010 at 9:03 am —

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