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Along with wedding photography, engagement photography and wedding videography, Bella also offers bridal sessions. The bridal session is a photography shoot with the bride alone. It typically takes place a few months before the wedding. The purpose of the bridal session is to illustrate the elegance and beauty of the bride, in a private, relaxed setting. Many brides choose to wear their gowns for this session and use the session as a "test run" to verify that the accessories, hairstyle and makeup that they've chosen complement their dresses. Check out Amy's bridal session below! You can also check out Amy and Graham's wedding photos!
Make your downtown Annapolis engagement photography session unique by spending some time inside the myriad shops instead of just posing outside of them. Start off on Main Street by embracing your artistic side at The Clay Bakers. This shop is the city’s premier paint-your-own pottery studio, so sit down and paint a joint creation for your future kitchen. Your engagement photographer can snap shots of you and your beau having fun painting together, and they can also create a series of shots that show how your piece evolved as you painted. Make sure to paint your wedding date on whatever you choose to create, that way you will have a cute keepsake for decades to come.
For the absolute most spectacular view of Milwaukee anywhere, a newly engaged couple should head to Kilbourn Park. Most area residents probably know it better by location than by name – it’s the steep hill that rises above North Avenue between Interstate 43 and the East Side. Park on a surrounding street and wear comfortable shoes for walking uphill a quarter-mile, or up several flights of stairs. (This is why it’s better for engagement photos; formal dress shoes will not get up here easily.) Once you reach the top, you will agree it was worth it; your photographs will really pop in this setting.
Baltimore’s downtown area is one of the most gorgeous urban settings in the entire country and a great spot to have your engagement photo shoot.
Built to resemble the United States Capitol in Washington D.C., the gorgeous Georgia State Capitol Building has long been a popular Atlanta location for engagement and wedding photography in Atlanta.
Known as 'The Capital of the Silicon Valley,' San Jose is the Bay Area's epicenter of technological innovation and contains many great locations for your engagement photography session.
Arguably the most popular tourist destination on the West Coast, San Francisco offers endless scenic locations for your engagement photography session.
One of the most diverse and exciting cities in the Southern California, San Diego offers plenty of stunning locations for your engagement photography session.
The site of a thriving boomtown during the California Gold Rush, historic Old Town Sacramento now serves as a reminder of a bygone era, but is also a uniqu Continue reading "Engagement Photography in Sacramento, California"
Monument Avenue retains its beauty all year round. In the winter, snow blankets the statues and historic homes, while spring and fall leave the road awash in spectacular colors. Even summer beautifies the avenue with cool green grass and giant shady trees. Start at the beginning of Monument Avenue, which is nearest to downtown Richmond; engagement photographers will love catching the lush greenery, varied monuments, and rich houses along the historic road in the background of your shots. Starting in Stuart Circle, you and your beau can pose against the imposing face of First English Lutheran Church. The pointed arch doorways and windows set in a dull gray stone will lend a Gothic feel to your portraits as the church towers above you both.
If you’re looking for a natural respite from the DC concrete jungle, Theodore Roosevelt Island may be the perfect place for your Washington DC engagement photography session. Just north of the Roosevelt Bridge on George Washington Memorial Parkway, the island is lush with vegetation and it has trails that, despite how crowded the island may get, can still make you feel secluded.
Philadelphia has abundant backdrops for your perfect engagement photography session. The city is known as the Birthplace of America, so you’re never far from history, colonial style architecture and other interesting landscapes. You can stage many memorable photos in a reasonably compact area. Philadelphia’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods offer endless possibilities for your photographer – here are some prime picture-taking spots favored by locals and visitors alike.
Your engagement is a life changing event, the moment at which you embark on a shared journey. This moment deserves to be immortalized, and preserving this momentous step demands equally momentous photography. Cleveland exceeds the limits of your expectations for your engagement photography, blending modern urban ambiance with distinctive local culture.
Pittsburgh’s lively downtown area has a wealth of idyllic backdrops and impressive architecture for the perfect engagement photo session. The Steel City has relatively small city limits, so it’s easy to get all the shots you need in a reasonable amount of time. Pre-wedding Pittsburgh is a great place for pictures! Plus, the city’s surrounding neighborhoods, boroughs and bridges also offer a great way to capture your memorable day!
Milwaukee comes out of hibernation every spring. As leaves emerge on trees and flowers bloom, residents stretch, put away winter clothes, and step outside to enjoy festivals, architecture, spectacular parks, and the ambience of a city that intensely enjoys its moments in the sun. It’s a perfect time to do your engagement photography.
A wedding is a story – your love story—filled with moments of romance, contemplation, silliness and adventure. Your engagement photos should illustrate all that your love is – and even catch the surprises that made you fall in love in the first place.
When it comes to choosing the perfect place for your engagement photography session, you would be hard-pressed to find a more exciting and romantic setting than New York City.
Spread out over 4 ½ acres, Miami Beach Botanical Gardens is one of the city’s most prized and picturesque natural settings, and will make a perfect location for your engagement photography session in Miami.
Known for its warm beaches, great surf, and unique artistic atmosphere, Venice Beach is a great spot in Los Angeles to have your engagement photography session. Continue reading "Engagement Photography in Los Angeles, California"
One of Houston’s largest and most-visited urban parks, Hermann Park offers a number of fun attractions and scenic locations for your engagement photography session.
Colorado’s capital is home to one of the nation’s most beautiful botanical gardens, which contains countless exhibits that display a variety of plant life from around the world. Denver Botanic Gardens will provide a truly romantic location for your engagement photography session.
There are few urban settings across America more widely recognized and frequently visited than that of downtown Chicago.
Located in one of Boston’s most affluent neighborhoods, Back Bay, Copley Square is a charming location for your engagement photography session. A proud heirloom of the city of Boston, Copley Square is a popular place for public gatherings, as well as an epicenter of beautiful and eclectic architecture.
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