A wedding day is a collection of moments. Many that you have to take time to make happen in quiet little pockets of time. This is such a tender connection between this Marine and his regal bride. I know it's one of their favorite images from the day as it is mine. This couple had the sweetest relationship. He really treated her like a queen. And her beautiful updo hairstyle and the beaded yolk on her gown just gave her the most regal look. She was stunning! Having a wedding gown that fits your personality and is flattering will make a bride feel so beautiful. And that shows all day. As a wedding photographer finding pockets of beautiful light and lovely backgrounds, like this one at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington VA is my job. To keep the portrait time short and sweet but full of beautiful moments captured. It's also key to communicate with a couple where in the day they can slip away for pictures without taking too much time from guests. But also taking advantage of the best light. Photography is all about light. Next is also about the pose, hands show the connection just as much as the expression. Not everyone knows how to look natural in front of the camera so it's a photographers job to help the couple know what to do and feel comfortable. An engagement session can also help, so on the wedding day the couple already knows what to do without it feeling awkward or forced. Beautiful, natural portraits is the goal. A connection to the moment that lasts forever.