National Gallery of Art DC Photos: Bridal Portraits with Shaby

These national gallery of art dc photos are so special because of the unique story of Shaby and Josh. You might remember Shaby and Josh from their engagement session here on the blog a few months ago. For their engagement session we were in Old Town Alexandria for water views and an inner city scape with cobblestone. Shaby and Josh added a bridal session into their collection to get ever more photos of Shaby in all her glam. We chose the National Gallery of Art as the perfect location for these bridal portraits because of its historic feel and classical backdrop. The light in the National Gallery of Art is also great for highlighting skin tones and wedding dress detail. What I also love about this museum is that if you go during the week, there aren’t too many people around and so we are able to get mostly clean backgrounds. Shaby’s dress and vision for her wedding is everything timeless and classic with a mix of tradition and sophistication, making an art museum the perfect setting to showcase her as a bride. 

The national gallery of art has many exhibitions to choose from for photos as well, we stuck the the structures of the museum -columns and stairwells to ensure the focal point of the photos was Shaby. Shaby and Josh are planning their wedding for this fall 2022, and it is going to all take place at Hotel Dupont in Washington DC. What does their life aside from wedding planning look like? They are both currently working from our home. They break up the day by having a late breakfast, watching an episode of Columbo or Murder She Wrote, and motivate each other to work out when work is all done. In the evenings, they actually go to the movies about 1-2 per week. I also think it is so cool that Shaby and Josh also visit book stores and record stores once a week. They enjoy exploring new restaurants and planning future trips, cooking and music. When they aren’t out exploring, they love to stay in for dinner and a movie. I am so excited about these national gallery of art dc photos and can’t wait to share their wedding with you soon as well! 

National Gallery of Art DC Photos by DC Wedding Photographer Samia: