Lena & Chad’s Wedding at the National Cathedral

Ok…so this was an AMAZING opportunity to photograph a wedding in the National Cathedral’s central high alter. Unfortunately the weather was atrocious! Cold, windy and rainy…it was not the best day for a wedding, but we had a blast anyway! Luckily we had one of the most beautiful churches in the nation to take photos in, along with a very sweet, fashion fun, and playful couple!

I had my work cut out for me; lighting wise, with the cathedral being incredibly dark for the most part I had to get creative with the flash and have more than usual steady hands to lessen blur from camera shake…I also couldn’t use flash or enter the high alter during the ceremony…it was a bit like trying to photograph the elusive tigers in at the zoo- I had to shoot from far away. Despite all the challenges though I’m pretty psyched about what we got. Two great models and and a great venue = awesomeness!

Some neat twists that made this wedding unique (as you’ll see below) were that we rode the metro downtown into DC to the hotel where the reception was to take place. If the weather had permitted we would have had some neat monument shots too however bad weather did let us spend more time in the majestic cathedral so I’m not complaining. Also instead of a father daughter dance, the bride and her father played a duet with her slappin the bass and her dad waxing poetic on the trumpet. Very cool crowd with lots of swing dancing, funny moves, and laughter.

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