We are wrapping up the week with a pop of color that will hopefully inspire many more DC engagement sessions on the blog in weeks to come! We are so fortunate in the DC area to be surrounded by culture, art, and incredibly talented people who constantly evolve and improve our city. When asked for engagement photo inspiration, I always love the backdrops and DC mural art. With an abundance of unique designs and truly one of a kind pieces, they serve as a colorful and inspiring option for newly engaged photos.
We rounded up some well known and not so well known DC mural art. We hope these spots will guide you in looking for your perfect photo location! Check back with us as Alex shares some of her favorite engagement photo attire inspiration to pair with colorful backdrops. We know it can be hard to determine what to wear to make the most out of your time with your photographer, so we will be sharing that early next week!
My favorite of all the wall art we scouted in our trip was the installation 1851. S. Bell Street, Arlington. Located in a pass through under a Crystal City Building, its vibrancy and color blocking is the ultimate in backdrops. This wall would pop off in any engagement photo!
Just around the corner from the Bell Street murals is this beauty. It is located at the Crystal City Metro Center and 18th street. Colored mosaic tiles bounce light under the pass, and provide bursts of color as a unique backdrop.
A mural of a Japanese print “The Great Wave” is painted at 3510 O Street in Georgetown. We love this interpretation of the artwork. Surprisingly nestled in the row homes of Georgetown, it’s a nice breakup in the traditional door frames and quaint side streets.
“Everyday I See Something New” is such a cool representation of hope and art, located at Kalorama Rd and Champlain Street NW in Adams Morgan. The three story mural of DC’s treasures of nature, music, and art was originally created with the children of Marie Reed Center in mind. Located across from their playground, it is an eye catching artwork that evokes a smile in anyone nearby!
Have you seen the Watermelon House at 1112 Q. Street NW in the Shaw-Howard area? We popped by to grab photos when the owner was just putting on a touch up. His enthusiasm for his wondrous green and pink abode was adorable! He said it’s often a backdrop for a quick selfie. We think it would really burst against an all white engagement photo dress!
Fair warning, this stunning mural that rises 10 stories in the sky is located off a parking lot at ADDRESS. Best for photos in later afternoon/early evening. This is when the lot is empty from commuter drivers who have left for the day.
Always the popular spot on social media, the Pink Zebras and Hearts murals at Union Market DC are eye catching and make sure multiple cool shot locations within a block of each other. Best part about murals at Union Market? Hit up the quaint shops and eateries inside for even more intimate photos in an entirely new setting!
Now we have found the DC wall art murals, but your not sure what to wear for such a colorful DC engagement Session? Looking for a diverse and equally as cool wardrobe for your session? Check back early next week as we round up a few of our favorite fashion options! Looking for your perfect DC wedding photographer? Head over to our DC Wedding Vendor Guide for some of our favorites in the DC area!