Stone Church Doorway Bridal Portrait, MarylandOn a lovely afternoon in Maryland, the vibrant bride, Hannah, stood outside of Towson Presbyterian Church’s elegant doorway. As Hannah stood before the church doors, I thought it was a great opportunity for her to relax and have fun by lifting her lacy veil to allow it to flow around her. Her lacy wedding dress, styled hair, and bright lipstick were all beautifully combined to create her classy appearance. There are several aspects of this portrait that cause the viewer’s eyes to rest on the beaming bride. First, the magnificent stonework served to frame both her and the door. Second, the elegant iron door hinges point towards the center. Also, the colors of this portrait are dull on the outskirts and then become boldly red towards the center, causing the snow-white wedding dress to stand out. Finally, all of the lines of the backdrop are straight and uniform while the bride’s pose and veil are conspicuously curved and flowing. As is my custom, I like to capture a mix of both delightfully candid and elegantly posed bridal portraits. I also enjoy taking bridal portraits both before and after the wedding ceremony so that I can capture how the bride’s nervous anticipation is gradually replaced by excitement and joy throughout the wonderful day. The Towson Presbyterian Church in Maryland was a beautiful location for the wedding ceremony. Its grand stone masonry, colorful stained-glass windows, and vibrant red doors made it an elegant and stately place to capture ceremony, family, and bridal portraits.
Location: Towson Presbyterian Church, Towson, Maryland.