If you are getting married in the Nation’s Capital, then the DC area has almost certainly played a role in your love story. You and your beloved might have met and fallen in love here. You might have a number of places around the city that have special significance. Perhaps one of you proposed to the other in one of them. For these reasons, it is natural if you and your future spouse feel a special connection to the city. It it also understandable if you will want your wedding and engagement photos to have a Washingtonian look and feel. You might very well want your wedding and engagement portraits to include notable elements from the Washington metro area. It is then our responsibility as your DC wedding photographers to give you exactly that.
The future spouses in this engagement portrait were not from the Nation’s Capital, as it turns out. But as with many transplants to the area, the city still played an important role in their path to the wedding altar. After meeting at Wake Forest University, they moved to Washington DC metro area for work. It was while in the region that they decided to get married and spend their lives together. This bride- and groom-to-be even chose to have their wedding in Washington. They will tie the knot at the exquisite Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart. This church is part of the Georgetown University campus and a spot in which many alumni get married. After they officially become husband and wife, this couple will celebrate with their wedding guests at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. That luxury venue for wedding receptions is located between the posh DC neighborhoods of Adams Morgan and Woodley Park.
Like the other aforementioned couples whose love story starts in DC, these two wanted the Nation’s Capital to feature in their engagement photos. Fortunately for them, the city is filled with iconic buildings and landmarks that are unmistakably Washington. Your Washington DC wedding photographer has no shortage of backdrops for the couples portraits they take of you. Your DC wedding photographers can use recognizable Washington icons like the White House, the Washington Monument or the various Smithsonian museums. When we photograph you and your future spouse posing in front of Washington landmarks like the US Capitol, everyone will know in which city we captured the resulting wedding and engagement images.
It does not hurt that those Washington DC landmarks will also look great in your engagement pictures! As DC wedding photographers, we particularly like the elegance of Lincoln Memorial images. The monument’s fluted Doric columns are both classically beautiful and recognizably “Washington.” They are also very versatile, from a photographic point of view. Engagement photographers like us can pose you between them and take closeup pictures. Those end up being beautifully intimate wedding and engagement portraits. We can also bring you to the lawn around the Lincoln Memorial for more expansive shots. This allows for portraits of you and your beloved with a Washington icon behind you.
We chose the latter approach for this engagement photograph. The bride-to-be was wearing very colorful clothes, and the sky above Washington was clear and sunny. We wanted to use these to create a vibrant “summer in Washington” image. So we stepped back with our cameras to include the green of the grass, the blue of the heavens and the white of the Lincoln Memorial. In doing so, we created a perfect Washington, DC engagement photograph. Both beautiful and Washingtonian!engagement photographers (3), engagement pictures (3), Washington engagement (3).
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