For a Washington DC wedding photographer, sometimes perspective means everything. The best matrimonial photographs often result from our ability to see a marriage celebration unfold in a completely novel way. Almost every guest at a wedding witnesses the day’s events from eye level. A collection of pictures like that gives you and your future spouse a record of the day, but not a lot more. A DC wedding photographer who finds unique perspectives on the proceedings, however, can give you something new, different and special. We take an ordinary-looking wedding-day scene and transform it into an unforgettable image. The kind that newlyweds like you will treasure forever.
We consider this image to be an example of that. We photographed it during a wedding reception in the heart of Washington DC. The bride and groom exchanged their vows at the Church of the Holy City near Dupont Circle. Afterwards, they and their wedding guests reconvened at the L2 Lounge & Events Venue in Georgetown for the more festive parts of the matrimonial celebration. It was at that swankiest of DC wedding venues that the newlyweds cut their cake.
As we mentioned above, our goal as DC wedding photographers is to give you couples photos that show how unique your love is. Traditional shots of newlyweds standing face-to-face while feeding each other wedding cake are nice but do not stand out. Every couple deserves something much more spectacular! So we decided to crouch down and point our cameras up at the new husband and wife. This change in perspective created a whole new way of seeing the scene. As a result, the wedding photographs we took of that moment at L2 Lounge & Events emphasize the symmetry inherent in the cake-feeding. This made for very visually pleasing images of the newlyweds. In our opinion, the images also make the bride and groom appear physically intertwined. Their crisscrossing arms create something like an infinite loop, running from the wedding cake to the other’s mouth and back. To us, this helps communicate the way in which they are inextricably joined after having said, “I do.”
As with any unforgettable image of a wedding, though, luck played a key role in how this turned out. A superlative Washington DC wedding photographer knows that the best pictures almost always have some element that catches the eye or completes a scene. And those often appear on film in an unexpected fashion. In the case of this particular wedding photo, the X-factor was the bride and groom’s daughter. This irrepressible little girl stole the show throughout the entire marriage celebration, appearing in many of the best photos. Her presence added spontaneity and life to the proceedings. It also served as a visual reminder of the love that brought the bride and groom to the altar. Their lives were not complete without her, so it was fitting that she played a huge role in their matrimony.
In that vein, it is her popping into the frame of this image that makes it something special. A picture of a bride and groom that is unique and visually pleasing suddenly became personal. And in our opinion, a photo that is both beautiful to look at and deeply meaningful is the best reminder of a wedding day.DC Wedding (81), DC wedding photographer (84), DC wedding photographers (93).
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