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Ain’t it lovely?

“Shot on location at the historic (and scenic) Glen Echo Park for the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine, My Fair Lady was a two day fun fest. Working with the concept of the “fair queen” we showcased a series of contemporary and classic wedding gowns in a not-so formal (but very memorable) manner. Prior to the shoot we spent over four weeks searching and pulling and building props — we even drove 150 miles to get a swan boat!

Working with limited producion budgets pushed our creative and DIY skills as we are always seeking new ways to enchance our photoshoots/creative. For instance – the stacks of benches, bumper car, and trolley car were all at the park so we looked to ways to incorporate them to the theme. Other props like the oversize target wheel and kissing booth we had to build, paint and assemble on site. And that swan – well, it weighed 300 pounds and we had to maneuver it down a 150ft ravine to get on the waters edge, get the shot, and then get it out of there before it got dark.

On both days we worked from dawn to dusk and had to really push the schedule along to get every possible angle/shot we wanted. In total we had 14 images for the featured editorial – and yes, we prayed to the rain gods to stay away on both days!”

A super fun and not your typical bridal editorial. Download the full catalogue and see it up-close.


My Fair Lady
Creative/Concept/Art Direction: Design Army
Photography: Cade Martin
Client: Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine

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