Weddings are too expensive and too special to let pass without quality photography recording the day. Because weather is so unpredictable, some prefer indoor pictures. Others choose the backdrop of nature or favorite surroundings setting the mood of the picture or depicting their interests.
Those choosing to get married in the Virginia Beach area could have no more beautiful backdrop against which to have their wonderful event photographed with nature. This area of eastern Virginia is replete with a wide variety of locations that would be ideal for such a special day.
People living in the Virginia Beach area have probably developed a love for its multitude of beaches. Located right on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, the area borders both the Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. This means miles of beaches, such as Baylake Beach, North Virginia Beach, and Sandbridge Beach provide plenty of places for a wedding party to get some classic shots against the ocean. Other backdrops might include piers and sand dunes.
Since Virginia Beach is on the ocean, it is no surprise that no less than twelve lighthouses don its horizon. Many of these make unique backdrops for wedding pictures. For example, the original Cape Henry Lighthouse was built in 1792 but in 1881 was replaced with an iron one. Both are still standing erect at the ocean’s edge where they guided ships to and from the ocean and bay.
Lynnhaven Bay and Lake Smith reservoir intersect the city, leaving miles of forested dead end roads and secluded waterfront homes. Some of these homeowners are glad to allow a couple to have their wedding pictures taken in their yard.
Virginia Beach also has a number of beautiful city parks. They are well kept and the natural setting may be just what a couple is looking for as a background. If your wedding is in the early spring, the dazzling beauty of the flowering fruit trees at Brookdale Farm, matching the chosen colors of the wedding might cause wedding magazines to come begging for copies of your pictures.
Those desiring to incorporate the historicity of Virginia Beach into their pictures might consider two buildings. Lynnhaven House was built in 1725 by Francis Thelaball II. It still looks the same today and even has people there during tourist season, dressed in period costumes. The Old Coast Guard Station is a100 year-old building on the beach. It would blend the beach and history into one backdrop.
These are just a few of the multitude of locations perfect for capturing your wedding in the context of the city where it is held. Instead of stale, indoor pictures, why not consider incorporating the beauty in and around Virginia Beach to the record of your special day?
Applying these principles will have your wedding pictures be unforgettable. Ready to take action? Consider the services of Expressions Photography, who are skilled in Virginia Beach Photography. See their website portfolio for results.