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WASHINGTON DC, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA BASED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER Kelly Schneider of Captured Journeys Photography offers Wash DC MD VA brides the very best in Wash DC MD VA wedding photography.


Are you getting married in Washington DC? Who will be your Washington DC wedding photographer?


Capture those precious moments with Professional Wedding Photographers


One of the most important days in life is your wedding day. You want to have something that will especially capture every magical detail and aspect of the love you share with your significant other. Simply relying on a friend or an aunt who has a digital camera, may just be the ruin of an otherwise perfect and awesome experience. Why risk it all when you can get a Professional Wedding Photographer to capture expressive and awesome images that tell your wedding story in full detail?


Acquire a professional wedding photographer who is technically savvy to capture well lit photographs despite the lightning obstacles, and ensures the image is creative to provide vibrant and artistic images that catch every stolen glance and soft giggle. With an extensive experience, Professional Maryland Wedding Photographers take on the shots with creativity and ensure you get not just a photo but artistic imagery. Whether you want portraiture, spontaneous photos or fine art photos, you will get a blend of the styles that you love.


Professional wedding photographers take on the task with a wide array of equipment such as strobes, light stands, adaptors, light modifiers, several lenses and batteries. This is important in ensuring that any eventuality including bad weather, change in the venue or excess shots to be captured can be handled adequately. Whether in Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC, no situation is too big to handle. Better yet is the utilization of one or two assistants to capture side stories of the mum shedding a tear, or a bridesmaid picking petals from the bouquet.


Also, important is getting a portrait photographer who is charismatic and has the persona to handle the stress involved. Getting someone who is able to handle any situation that arises with a smile is paramount on your wedding day. Not forgetting the need to possess excellent communication skills when visualizing a perfect pose.


Different packages with affordable rates are available with a personal touch to cater to your needs. Most packages cover 6 to 12 hours from the pre-ceremony events to the end of the reception. Also, there is no need to worry about the poor quality as there is a guarantee that every reprint of the image does not affect the quality. Virginia Wedding Photographers also extend their services to making your images into a signature book.


With digital cameras becoming available and more affordable many portrait photographers are popping up daily. However, owning a camera is not enough to have the knowledge required in professional photography. Thus be careful when choosing a professional wedding photographer. Read on and find a few tips that you can keep in mind. Never go for a portrait photographer who shoots a bit of everything. A photographer who does not specialize in one area such as wedding photography will not bring enough expertise and craft in the session.


Most wedding photographers invest in high quality projection equipment, pay the rent of the studio, editing software and have other daily expenses for running the studio. Thus offering very cheap rates should be a red flag to watch out for. Of course, we all want to save money in the long run, but it would hurt more getting poor quality images for an event that only happens once in a lifetime. If a Washington DC wedding photographer is charging a high rate, it could mean they are good at what they do and need to cover the expenses for running a high cost studio. Besides, it’s good to remember that when you invest in a professional wedding photographer you are not just getting the end image but the quality of experience as well. Some professionals even offer cheap rates for a session with all the digital files being included. Most professional wedding photographers are booked months in advance, and spend lots of time consulting with the bride. Time to edit all the pictures needs a lot of skill and time and no photographer would charge too low a price. If the deal seems too good to be true – it probably is! it’s good to get more information on what the fees include.


Washington DC Wedding Photographers have a diverse portfolio to showcase their work. Having photos of the same couple or a few couples could probably mean the photographer is very new to the business. Without much to show, you may end up getting poor lightning, unbalanced, terrible posing and out of focus images. In the long run, investing in a professional wedding photographer ensures you get good images that will bring a smile to your face every time you see them.


When you find a skilled and truly professional DC VA MD Wedding Photographer team, you will get peace of mind and can concentrate on just enjoying the rare moments of your special day. Be smart and get value for your money



Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a Washington DC MD VA wedding photographer.


//1 personality

When selecting a Wash DC MD VA wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.

Your Washington DC Professional wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.


//2 price

While price is always a factor when selecting your Washington DC wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be foolish in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day.


//3 wedding albums

What will you do with all your images from your CERTIFIED wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your Washington DC MD VA wedding.

When selecting a Washington DC wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes.

Questions you should ask your Certified Professional wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What leather options are available for my wedding album?


//4 coverage

Something often overlooked when selecting a Washington DC or Maryland wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Washington DC or Maryland wedding. Typically you will want your Professional wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.


Be careful here. Some Washington DC or Maryland wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.


//5 number of wedding photographers

How many Washington DC or Maryland wedding photographers will be at your event? Most events need at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day and allows the second wedding photographer to have coverage going on at the same time. Captured Journeys Photography will always have two photographers for your Washington DC or Maryland Wedding.


We find that by having two Certified Professional wedding photographers at your event, your Professional wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day.

Captured Journeys Photography is a Washington DC and Maryland wedding photographer based in Accokeek Maryland offering wedding photography in the Washington DC metro area, Maryland, Southern Maryland, Virginia and destinations worldwide.


For more information about this Washington DC or Maryland wedding photographer, please visit Captured Journeys Photography or call 202.615.2038