Amazing portraits at the Lincoln Memorial without tourist? No better time to go this at sunrise! George and Tomas chose to have a self-certified marriage in front of DC's best monuments. Washington D.C. along with only a few states allows self certified marriages where you can be legally married without the presence without the presence of a third-party officiant. In addition to DC, Pennslyvania, Colorado and Wisconsin also allow self-certified marriages.
I was so excited to hear that this soon to be married couple was interested in a sunrise session! Without a sunrise session it is extremely difficult to get some of these images we achieved without crowds or tourist around, especially during high peak season like summer. Another advantage is the beautiful light that is available at this time.
We started their portrait session just after sunrise around 5:30am at The Lincoln Memorial. No one was inside the memorial! My favorite shots are from inside the memorial with the silhoutte looking out at the rest of The National Mall.
Early morning champagne toast!