If you come to destination DC wedding photographers like us looking for engagement photos, you are not just looking for pretty pictures of you and your future spouse. Instead, you want your portraits to tell the photographic version of your love story. You want the people who see the images we produce for you to see why you love each other so much. You want them to understand why you are going to pledge to spend the rest of your lives together. You want your Washington, DC, wedding photographer to make your connection shine through in every picture.
We want you get all of those things as well. Every time we pick our cameras, we strive to give our clients images that show who they are as a couple. If you hire us, we will pour our hearts into delivering that to you as well.
With that in mind, we will also choose locations for your engagement session that help in the telling of your love stories. Sites with lots of natural beauty that will look great in photos (mountains, lakes, forests, great views of the sunrise or sunset, etc.) are always a great choice, of course. But whenever possible, we opt for places that are personal to you and your beloved. That sometimes means sites that give an indication of where the two of you live. In our experience as DC wedding photographers, a particular city is an important part of the history of two lovers. It might be the place where you met. Or perhaps it was where you got to know one another. Maybe it was the place where you fell in love. Or it could have been where one of you proposed marriage to the other. If any of these is the case, then we want to find a way to make your city a part of your engagement photos.
If we do your betrothal session in Washington, DC, for example, we might include some of the various famous monuments, memorials and museums in the pictures we take of you. If those are not your cup of tea, we know of many other “typically DC” spots that are off the beaten path. We have been working in Washington for long enough now that we know the city inside and out.
We employ the same approach when taking engagement pictures in other cities as well. When in Hannover, Germany, for example, we have taken future spouse to the Neues Rathaus, or New City Hall, one of Northern Germany’s most iconic buildings. Another spot that we particularly like is Lister Meile, where we captured this particular image of these two Hannover natives. One of the most famous shopping districts in the town of Hannover, Lister Meile is an approximately one-kilometer, pedestrian-only street. It runs from the eponymous List neighborhood to the Hannover Hauptbahnhof (central train station). In the summer, many of the shops move their wares out into the street, giving the Lister Meile the feel of an outdoor farmers market. In the winter, the street hosts a traditional German Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas market) during the entire month of December.
We took a few photos of these spouses-to-be in various places around the Lister Meile and then brought the couple down into the neighborhood’s subway station. As you can see in this image, the walls of the station are painted with brilliantly colored murals, making it something of a Hannover icon. We had the couple pose on one side of the tracks, while we went around to the other. We then set up artificial lighting behind them to achieve a silhouette effect. Furthermore, we asked the future bride and groom to stand so that we could see them through a hole in the concrete divider between the tracks. This particular partition not only had a beautiful mural painted on it, it also had a sign with the name of the station on it. The combined effect of all this made the resulting photo very “Hannover.”
Location: Lister Meile, Hannover, Germany.
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