As a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I specialize in photographing all things couples-related: proposals, engagement sessions, anniversaries, and, of course, weddings. But one of my absolute favorite things to photograph has to be bridal portraits. I only do a handful of these each year — they seem to be more popular in the south but are slowly gaining traction here in the District. For me, it’s unlike any other session. Engagement sessions tend to involved lots of movement; this get a couple comfortable in front of the camera in preparation for the big day. But bridal portraits are a much slower pace. The photos are more planned and intentional to highlight all the unique details of the bride’s dress, attire, and natural beauty.
I was delighted when I received Kaitlyn’s inquiry to photograph her bridal portraits before the big day. By the time I post this (I only share after the wedding as to not spoil any surprises about the bride!), she will have been married in Oklahoma City this past June. She and her now husband, Andrew, currently live in Washington, DC, but will be moving in a few short weeks. She wanted to document her bridal portraits in this city that they have come to know and love during their time here the past few years.
As you can see in the photographs below, we had an absolutely perfect morning at the Washington National Cathedral for her portrait session. The gardens were completely empty on the Cathedral grounds and the sunrise glow was totally showing off. For a brief moment, a stunning fog moved over the gardens that covered the building and then crept out as quickly as it had arrived.
Enjoy a peek into this stunning bridal portrait session in Washington, DC!
If you liked this fine art bridal portrait session, please be sure to view others below:
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