Is there anything like a classic Washington D.C. Wedding? Gabrielle and Brian were married at Grace Reformed Church and celebrated with family and friends during an intimate reception at the Capitol Hill Club. The skill of being a creative wedding photographer comes when you are able to anticipate and capture the emotion that is occurring throughout such an important day. So many moments throughout Gabrielle and Brian’s day displayed the beauty of two people choosing to journey together through life!
One of my favorite fine art wedding images comes from Gabrielle’s and Brian’s wedding. The image of them on the steps in front of the Freemason temple was a moment of inspiration. We had the whole day planned out and beautiful locations selected for photos including Meridian hill park with its tree-lined corridors and sculpture and beautiful gardens and fountains. As after doing photos with the two of them and their families, I hopped into their limousine and were en route to their wedding reception at the capitol hill club and I spotted the steps and the geometry of the shadows that came to life. I think all of DC heard the limousine’s brakes squeal and we hurried across the street to get images here. We spent five minutes playing, walking up the steps, and wandering around before hopping in the limousine again and driving away just in time to be introduced as newly-weds in front of their friends and family.
It’s important to be open to flexibility or improvisation on your wedding day. Making plans is really important as the bones or structure to your day, which helps us with making buffer time in your schedule, and to make sure that you have a fun, stress-free day and get to enjoy your time with your guests. but in between those scheduled moments is when the heart and soul of creative wedding photography comes in via improvisation.
Portraits by DC Wedding Photographer Leah Hewitt, who specializes in creative destination wedding photography throughout the world.