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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It was just this past spring that I had first met K for her bridal boudoir photography session - a unique wedding gift for her husband-to-be on their wedding day. I hadn't expected her to be in need for another photography session so soon after her wedding, but of course I was delighted to hear from her.
"Our wedding photographer was great, but we couldn't really see the veil in the bridal portraits, so my mom and I were talking, and in order for me to be truly happy, I'd like to do a separate bridal portraits session with you."
"What about Dan?" I asked. "Do you also want more bride & groom portraits?" K thought that was a great idea as well, as she felt that their wedding photographer also didn't capture as many close-ups of the two of them together as K would have liked. K also loved the various furniture and settings that we have at our Maryland photo studio and wanted to do these bridal portraits and wedding portraits at our photo studio as opposed to outdoors.
I was so excited to get to meet Dan after having created that beautiful bridal boudoir photography album as Dan's wedding day gift. And OMG!!!!!! K in her wedding gown... stunningly beautiful! She looked just like a princess. Simply breathtaking! I'm so very happy that K called me for these post-wedding bridal portraits and wedding portraits.
One of the wedding portraits that K really wanted was of her and Dan lying on the floor on top of her dress. So I positioned them under a chandelier and climbed up on a ladder to photograph them through the chandelier. That bride & groom portrait (1st portrait above) ended up being my absolute favorite of all their wedding portraits, and it was K's favorite as well, which she chose for us to print as a 24x36" canvas gallery wrap. K's mom also came to her "photo reveal," and chose the full-length bridal portrait of K sitting on the staircase with her ultra-long veil cascading down the steps below her as a 30x40" art print that we are also custom-framing for her.
Enjoy this small peek into K and Dan's stunning bridal portraits and wedding portraits. I'll post photos of their finished artwork soon!
Has your wedding day passed, leaving you unsatisfied with your bridal portraits or wedding portraits? It's not too late.