As Washington, DC, wedding photographers, one of our goals is to get to know every couple before the wedding day, so we can determine how to best serve them and capture their moments for them. This also includes learning about their special interests and hobbies, which helps us create epic images for the couple that tell their unique story!
One of those elements that can tell a story are bridal portraits, which are an important part of what any photographer does during a wedding. We love creating portraits for each bride that include a little bit of who she is or what she loves! During most matrimonies, these images are captured either at the end of the getting-ready process or when the couples take their post-ceremony portraits. If these pics are shot after the bride puts on her wedding dress and veil, we will often create something unique at her getting-ready location using window light.
This couple got married in Germany, and though we are DC-based wedding photographers, we love to travel for destination weddings. After their church ceremony, they chose the GOP Theatre in Bad Oeyenhausen (located inside the historic Kaiserpalais) as one of their portrait locations. Part of the appeal to them, especially to the bride, who used to be a dancer, was that it had a cabaret theater with a stage. Once we were finished with their couples pictures, we decided to get a few of just the bride. We wanted the photos to appear natural, so we asked the bride to play with her veil a bit. Being a former dancer, she immediately struck a very graceful pose. The bride pushed her veil away from her face with one hand while holding her bouquet in the other. We took this picture and a few more images after that, and all of them looked fantastic. The darkness of the stage combined with the illumination of our flashes made spotlighted her beautifully. She is the lead, the star of the show and the center of attention. And that is how every bride should feel on her wedding day
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