Jasper & Kiki didn't have a professional wedding photographer, so more than a decade after their wedding, in celebration of their wedding anniversary, we set off to Old Town Alexandria, Virginia to recreate the beautiful bridal portraits and wedding portraits they never had. Then they chose their favorite 34 wedding photos for a custom-designed, 14-page storybook wedding photography album featuring a timeless fine art canvas cover and deep matte inside pages, along with one image that we printed as a 16x24 size canvas gallery wrap to hang in their home. Simply beautiful!
It's not too late for the bridal portraits & wedding portraits you never had.
Your wedding photography is one of the few things from your wedding day that - if you allow it to - will last forever. In fact, with the passing of each day, your wedding photography will become ever more precious. Yet, if it sits on a computer hard drive where you're unable to see and enjoy it without making an effort, then you are wasting a priceless treasure. Instead, have your professional wedding photographer create an heirloom album of your favorite wedding photos or have your wedding photographer create wall art that will bring a smile to your face everytime you enter your home, sit at the TV, or eat dinner.
Need ideas for how to hang wedding photography in your home? Here's a sample 11-piece love grouping from Tim & Liz's Northern Virginia wedding at Stonewall Golf Club. The large pieces on each side are framed, whereas the 9 smaller frameless pieces in the middle can be made as either prints on metal, canvas gallery wraps, or photographic prints with standout or bamboo mounting.
Sure, there are many gorgeous locations for couple's portraits and engagement photography in the Washington DC area, but what better way to personalize your photographs than with a location that has special meaning to you, like where one of you grew up?
Bob's family farm in Westminster, MD proved to be an amazing location for Bob & Bailey's engagement photography session. The photogenic red barn, peaceful pond, and even the field of cut, dried up corn stalks made for beautiful backdrops!
And in the photographs below, Connor's family home in Arlington, VA gave us plenty of material to work with for Connor & Veronica's engagement photography session, including the curved staircase, kitchen, and manicured front yard.
We had photographed Jasper, Kiki, and their three kids late last year during a goofy family photography & little artist chalkboard session at our Maryland photography studio. This time, Jasper came back to me and said:
"We've been married for more than a decade, but we didn't have a 'real wedding,' and Kiki had said that one day she wants wedding photography. I'd like to do a '(wedding) dress and tux' portrait session as a gift to her for our wedding anniversary this year."
Of course, I was absolutely delighted that Jasper would come back to us for these special memories that they and their children and eventually grandchildren and great-grandchildren will treasure forever.
Because these wedding portraits would be so special, Jasper decided to extend the standard 1-hour portrait photography session into 2 hours. And so one evening, we met up at Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and spent a few hours meandering the streets and waterfront. At their "photo reveal" and ordering appointment several weeks later, Jasper and Kiki chose a canvas wall portrait of their favorite image along with 34 other portraits for a custom-designed wedding photography album. Check back soon for photos of their finished album and wall portrait!
Married but still haven't gotten the wedding portraits you always dreamed of?
It's not too late to create these memories.
Check out K and D's finished wall portraits from their post-wedding bridal portraits/wedding portraits session! The first wall portrait is a 24x36 size canvas gallery wrap for K and D (above), and the second is a 30x40 custom-framed art print to hang in the entryway of K's parents' lakehouse home (below). Beautiful, are they not?
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