When it comes to getting married all you really need is each other…. and I would add that you should have a camera to capture the day.   Not that you shouldn’t have a big wedding celebration with all of your family and friends, or even that you must have a courthouse wedding with just the two of you.  I’m not even saying that you must have a  professional photographer.  But in terms of what is important, it should be about the two of you getting married, everything else is optional.  And the tangible memories will be the pictures that you have to remember the day for years to come (or photography and videography if you choose to also have video coverage).

My advice for everyone planning a wedding, no matter what your budget is – make sure someone you trust is there to capture the day (even if it’s just you two and a good friend).

Here are some gorgeous Wedding Photos of married couples, taken by local and non-local photographers:

Cherry Blossom DC Wedding Portraits

Courthouse Wedding, Amber Wilkie Photography, unitedwithlove.com


Photography by Max Wanger, cupcakesandcashmere.com

Jag Studios, Martha Stewart Weddings

Lauren + Abby Photography, stylemepretty.com

Photography by Matthew Morgan, ruffledblog.com

Angie Wilson Photography, avoteandavow.com

Photography by Abby Jiu, stylemepretty.com

Sweet Tea Photography by Lisa Marie, mysweetteaphoto.com

Photography by Susie, facebook.com/photographybysusie


Kate Fine Art Photography, katefineart.com

Must have wedding photography inspiration, via Aphrodite's Wedding Blog

Rebekah J Murray, elizabethannedesigns.com

Simply Bloom Photography, stylemepretty.com

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