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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"
Venue: Clarke Estate, Santa Fe Springs, California
We actually met while working at In-and-Out Burger during college. We started out as friends, my brother actually worked there too so it was like one big happy family. Jeremiah was just one of the guys at work; we were all friends and just hung out all the time together.
Besides being one of the most prestigious universities nationwide, the University of California, Los Angeles contains a number of picturesque photography locations for the couple that wants to take a walk down memory lane taking a walk down the a Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Los Angeles, California"
There are so many idyllic locations where you can have your wedding in and around the California Wine Country, but where to begin? To help you on your quest for the perfect place, here are three suggestions that will surely dazzle and delight. Each has been chosen with the size of your party in mind and because of their beautiful and picturesque settings that have everything you need to create the romantic and timeless wedding of your dreams.
Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion, San Jose, California
Check out Mountain Terrace in Woodside, CA for your wedding or reception! Mountain Terrace boasts a 2-level outdoor patio perfect for wedding ceremonies with 40,000 sq feet of gorgeous meadowland surrounding it! Be sure to check out their menu that serves up dishes like Crab Cakes with Chili-Lime Aioli and Polenta Rounds with Goat Cheese & Smoky Tomato Jam! Yum!
Venue: Crystal Springs Golf Course, Burlingame, California
Venue: Freedom Hall & Gardens, San Jose, California
Venue: Cline Cellars, Sonoma, California
Venue: Stanford Court Renaissance Hotel, San Francisco, California
Venue: UC Davis Arboretum, Davis, California
Venue: Marines Memorial Club and Hotel, San Francisco, California
Venue: Empire Mine State Park, Grass Valley, California
Arguably the most popular tourist destination on the West Coast, San Francisco offers endless scenic locations for your engagement photography session.
After the celebration is over, every bride and groom should be able to look forward to the photographs that capture their wedding memories. An essential task for obtaining photos to last a lifetime is choosing the right places to take pictures. We've compiled a list of eight scenic and unique locales for wedding day photos in San Francisco.
On your wedding day you won't have the luxury of time to crisscross the City looking for those perfect shots of the two of you and your entourage. To make it easier here are three options for wedding photography sessions that will yield fabulous settings for you to capture this special day forever.
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.
Providence, Rhode Island is one of the most popular cities for wedding photography in the New England area and it contains countless scenic locations for your wedding photography session. Begin your photo shoot at the luxurious Renaissance Providence Hotel. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Providence, Rhode Island"
Dubbed “The Steel City” for its historic importance in the American steel industry, Pittsburgh offers an urban setting with numerous scenic locations for your wedding photography session. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"
Located at the crossroads of Stamford’s rural and downtown areas, the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa will provide a unique location for your wedding photography session.
A stone’s throw away from the National Mall, the Smithsonian Hirsshorn Sculpture Garden off Jefferson Drive is an oasis of art. The garden does not allow photographers to bring in tripods, but that should not stop you from starting your photo session there. With sculptures by famous sculptors settling in between the shaded grassy areas, this garden is an idyllic backdrop for your Washington DC wedding photography. Continue reading "Washington DC Wedding Photography Itinerary | Hidden Gems"
The Montalvo Arts Center is a prime location for wedding photography in San Jose, well-known to all of the city's residents and famous for its 175 acres of natural expanse, breath-taking views, and the Villa's singular Mediterranean-style architecture. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in San Jose, California"
One of the most beautiful cities in the New England area, New Haven is a charming place to have your wedding photography session.
The historic capitol of California, Sacramento offers a large variety of gorgeous locations for your wedding photography session. Begin your excursion into Sacramento at the California State Capitol Museum, located in the heart of downtown. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Sacramento, California"
A region well-known for its importance in America‘s early history, the Boston Harbor area offers a myriad of gorgeous locations that are great for wedding day photography shoots. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Boston, Massachusetts"
One of America‘s most historic places, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia boasts countless picture-perfect places for your wedding photography session. Begin your photo shoot at the gorgeous Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania"
Nestled along the waterfront, Fells Point is a cobblestoned gem that recalls seaside villages from long ago. Take your wedding party along to this quaint, small-town neighborhood for a Baltimore wedding photography shoot to celebrate your very special day. The neighborhood has a vast array of eclectic shops and restaurants, so you may want to stop in a few along the way to browse when it’s not your turn to pose and smile. White and ivory gowns will look striking against the neighborhood’s colorful row houses, and your bridesmaid dresses will pop against the clean blue at the water’s edge. In tuxes and fancy dresses, you and your wedding party will fit right in with the old fashioned setting. Your wedding photographer can frame beautifully crafted antique-looking shots, and then print them in black and white or sepia tones to add a unique effect.
No place in Continue reading "Wedding Photography in San Diego, California"
Philadelphia, the Birthplace of America, is loaded with plentiful picturesque locales for your wedding photo session. Historic haunts, stately museums and spacious parks make up the city’s vast & varied landscape. Below are a few favorite spots for capturing your special day.
San Diego is famous for its warm climate, so why not indulge yourself by having your wedding day photography session in a balmy city that also contains some of the region's most renowned military wedding locations? For the sake of driving convenience, we recommend that you begin your wedding photography session in Fallbrook at the gorgeous Arbor Terrace inside the Grand Tradition Estate. Have your wedding photographer assemble the bridal party on the verdant lawn or beside the beautiful brick and marble fountain in front of the estate. Continue reading "San Diego Military Wedding Photography"
Often dubbed “A Genuine American City,” Milwaukee blends the friendly ambience of the Midwest with the modernity of the big city. In this cultural center of Wisconsin, you’ll find countless beautiful places for your wedding photography session. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Milwaukee, Wisconsin"
Get your wedding photography done in a manner befitting British nobility without ever leaving Richmond. Agecroft Hall and the Virginia House sit in close proximity to one another off of Sulgrave Road on the James River, and their grounds are home to some of the most stunning gardens in the city, as well as two romantic English manor houses. Both houses were recreated using authentic materials brought over from England and the grounds were modeled after the manicured style of the more pleasant British gardens.
Start off your wedding photography session at the stylish Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel, one of the Detroit’s eminent luxury hotels. Have your wedding photographer take some portraits of the bridal party by the mini park plaza across the street, with the towering Westin in the background. You and your party can then pose in front of the hotel’s elegant glass doors for both group and individual photos. Afterward, venture inside and take some photos inside the chic lobby. The bridal party can take some relaxed photos lounging on the comfortable furniture or scattered along the grand marble staircase.
Lake Michigan defines Milwaukee. When the city was founded, the water the reason for its existence. More than 150 years later, Milwaukee mostly uses the lake to play – it has become the place where the city jogs, bikes, walks dogs, watches fireworks, hears concerts, and generally lives fully.
Newark’s downtown area contains some of the New Jersey’s most famous historic landmarks, making it an ideal place for your wedding photography session.
Chicago is home to one of the most glamorous and oft-visited downtown districts in the entire country. The city’s Magnificent Mile offers countless scenic locations for your wedding photography session in Chicago. Begin your photo shoot at the luxurious Drake Hotel, the entrance of which will provide a great backdrop for a portrait of the entire bridal party. Venture inside and you’ll be greeted by the stylish lobby. Continue reading "Wedding Photography in Chicago, Illinois"
Virginia contains a number of premier higher-learning institutions and the state’s capitol, in particular, is proud home to the University of Richmond. A small liberal arts college, the University of Richmond offers a beautiful campus that will work perfectly for your wedding day photography session.
Dallas is an inherently American city that provides an exciting blend of young, invigorating culture with old world class. Dallas offers diverse and exciting possibilities for your wedding day photo itinerary.
San Diego's stunning architecture, historic locations and of course ' the Pacific and San Diego Bay ' lend themselves to wedding day photographs that will always do justice to this special moment in time for you and the love of your life. Here are three distinctly unique itineraries that capture the essence of this wonderful place in the world.
Known informally as the home of the South, Atlanta is one of the most diverse and populous capital cities in the entire country. A booming cultural and financial metropolis, Atlanta will make a great location for your wedding day photography session.
Your wedding photography is a record of your big day that you will keep forever and be able to pass on to your children and grandchildren.
Whatever you have in mind, our digital retouching artists can work magic with your pictures. Here are the most popular digital retouching services that are requested by couples.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
There are few urban settings across America more widely recognized and frequently visited than that of downtown Chicago.
One of the most diverse and exciting cities in the Southern California, San Diego offers plenty of stunning locations for your engagement photography session.
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.
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.
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.
Your wedding day is one of the most important events of your life, so you'll want to be sure to capture every beautiful, memorable moment.
Venue: Pier 5 Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland
Jason and I met at Arlington Baptist Christian School in Baltimore when we were 15 years old. We were each other's first boyfriend and girlfriend. Years later, in 2001, he took me to his condo and proposed to me. All these years, my father never approved of us being together.
Venue: Celebrations at the Bay, Baltimore, Maryland
Venue: Pazzo's, Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Seasons, Washington Township, New Jersey
Venue: Westfields Marriott, Washington, DC
Venue: Antun's, Long Island, New York
Venue: The Tower Club, Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Miller Beach Surf Club, Long Island, New York
Venue: Entourage Restaurant, Chicago, Illinois
Venue: North Ritz Club, Long Island, New York
Venue: Martin's Crosswinds, Washington, DC
Venue: The Castle, Delran, New Jersey
Venue: European Crystal Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois
Venue: Grand Ledge Opera House, Lansing, Michigan
The central theme for your wedding should be representative of your tastes, your personalities, and your life together as a couple.
Check out Ashton Place in Chicago, IL for your wedding or reception! The Ashton Place can assist you in many ways for your special day, from wedding reception layout ideas to superb catering. Their wedding coordinators are there to make sure your ceremony and reception are celebrated in style!
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 Bianca's bridal session below! Also check to see if Bella is available to shoot your bridal session!
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