Since moving to D.C. I have been dreaming of photographing this session. I love DC for the intricate details in the architecture, the elegance and the history so every chance I get to photograph in the city I take it! I was contacted by Bella and Brian to take bridal portraits for them and we started planning. Bella said she has this amazing formal gown she bought and it had only been worn once. She also wanted to do something with the monuments in the background at night.

Despite all of our planning, on the way to the National Mall it began to rain. I jumped into crisis mode and came up with some alternate locations and the Lincoln Memorial was one of the first things that came to mind. So we turned around from our original location and headed over to Lincoln. The session turned out to be so much better there than I had ever imagined it could be! Take a look for yourself at some of the stunning photos we took that night. 

Hair by: Antoine Sebastian

Makeup by: Jessie Campbell

Bride: Bella-Li