Elopement couples that are creators and appreciators of beautiful art, have we got an epic location option for you. Can you imagine anything more romantic than dancing your way through The National Gallery of Art in Washington? If you are looking for an indoor romantic space for your special elopement session, then this maybe it. Full of the most gorgeous art pieces and sculptures, surrounded by timeless portraits of endless love. This truly is a world class backdrop and an intimate space that could be perfect for your elopement session.
Jordan and Jordana chose to have their elopement photo shoot in this beautiful marble and gold setting. Head over heels in love with each other, they so naturally interacted together, resulting in the most perfect portrait shots. As a professional photographer I am passionate about capturing unforgettable moments in every photographic session. Thanks to Jordan and Jordana for sharing their elopement portraits, I hope you enjoy viewing!
Address: National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets at Constitution Avenue N.W, Washington, D.C, U.S.
Hours: open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm
In 1941, the United States Congress opened The National Gallery of Art. At that time, a businessman, Andrew W. Mellon was the instigator of the venture. He contributed to its construction and also donated his art collection. He was an American banker, businessman, art collector and politician. Mr Mellon presented President Roosevelt with an offer to establish the Art Gallery on the condition the government would pay for its upkeep. In agreeance with Congress, The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC was then established.
The Gallery boasts more than 4,000 European and American paintings and more than 3000 sculptures dating from the Renaissance to this present day. Also, nearly 70,000 prints dating as far back as the 11th century can be viewed here. In addition, drawings, photographs, decorative art and time-based media are also on display. Leisurely wander through the Sculpture Garden enjoying the modern sculpture works.
Jordana wore a midi-style dress with a full ballerina skirt coupled with a chapel veil. Her accessories were emerald and baroque pearl wedding earrings and a delicate pearl necklace. Incidentally, these beautiful earrings were the same ones I wore. These earrings can be purchased at here. She also wore the most gorgeous pearl-encrusted, white high heels. With her luscious, dark locks falling down her back, Jordana’s beauty complimented the artistic surrounds perfectly.
Jordan wore a dark suit, white shirt and leather black shoes, looking very debonair and creating a timeless feel. Together, they made the gallery come to life. I had the most wonderful time photographing them immersing themselves in the history and beauty of the gallery and gardens.
Not only does the gallery display classic art pieces, but it also provides a breathtaking Sculpture Garden. Pillars of marble and cherubim fountains grace the immaculate gardens. Jordan and Jordana made the most of each place we ventured.
I just let Jordan and Jordana enjoy the art as we went from room to room, capturing their natural and radiant love in each elopement portrait. A lingering kiss underneath a sparkling chandelier, a warm embrace on the steps. Jordana’s ballerina style dress flowed as she sweetly twirled in front of her beloved, classic renaissance paintings decorating the background.
My favourites are the exquisite portrait shots of the couple posing on the classic marble, sculptured bench seat. Every photo captures romance, intimacy and authenticity. Whether standing in a doorway, with a beautiful painting of a bride in the background, or a warm embrace in front of a marble figurine. Each photo tells its own story of commitment, gentleness, joy, respect, passion and so much more.
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