There are a lot of things that we can offer you as destination DC wedding photographers. One, however, stands out more than the others. That would be our commitment to helping you and your intended to preserve special memories from your wedding day for the lifetime they will spend together. We genuinely love making people happy. Your wedding is going to rank among the most joyous occasions in your and your beloved’s lives. Giving you permanent reminders of that day and those moments brings us tremendous pleasure.
Another thing that we pledge to give you on your wedding day is every ounce of our creative energies. We believe that documenting your marriage event photographically is essentially a storytelling process. Our job (at least as we see it) is to create photographs that, when viewed in full, narrate your story. Ideally, a Washington, DC, wedding photographer’s images should not just tell the tale of your matrimonial day. They should also give the viewer a sense of the history of your time together. That person should understand the feelings that brought you and your future spouse to the altar to exchange your vows. To produce images that do that, we will use every bit of our creativity. We will find the important moments and the best angles. We will light selectively to highlight or deemphasize things. We will find settings as beautiful as your love for one another.
We also pledge you our relentless attention to detail. The best wedding and engagement photographs always have one thing in common: every element in them is perfect.
Nothing in the frame is irrelevant, and everything that is present is exactly where it is meant to be. We are perfectionists by nature; neither of us is ever quite satisfied with the images we create. We always see things we could have done differently or better. A perfection can sometimes be frustrating for a destination Washington, DC, wedding photographer. But it is a very good thing for folks like you who hire us! Our desire to make our pictures perfect means that we are constantly striving to get everything right. And that means that you and your beloved are always getting our best effort.
This particular image is a great example of how much those little details in a photograph’s composition matter. It also shows what can be achieved by paying attention to them. We took this picture at the Noltemeyerbrücke subway station in Hannover during an engagement shoot for this lovely couple. They wanted their portraits to have an urban feel, and this metro stop seemed an ideal choice. It is well-lit and has an eye-catching suspension bring over it.
To begin this portion of their engagement session, we had them stand on the platform and look into one another’s eyes. We set up a flash in front of them to bring them out of the darkness. To get a little separation between them and the station behind them, we also put lighting behind them. That also gave the photos some depth. We got some nice shots of the couple posing in this way. But we felt like something was missing. The images lacked oomph. To address that, we added one of the little details we mentioned above. Before taking the next photographs, we sprayed hairspray in the air behind the future bride and groom. We then illuminated the mist with the light from the flash. This gave the resulting image a moodier and more ethereal feel that looks great, in our professional opinion. The future spouses certainly thought so! Thanks to those little touches, this photo was their favorite of the entire session.
Location: Noltemeyer Bridge, Hannover, Germany.
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