Cade Martin’s Fairy Tale Wedding

Washington, D.C.-based photographer Cade Martin dazzles us once again with this gorgeous editorial for the summer/fall issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom. You might recall that we featured Martin’s dreamy photography back in October 2009, when he released a commemorative book featuring The Washington Ballet.

In his signature style, Martin mixes fairy tales and weddings to create a stunning set of images that are as whimsical as they are romantic. As a collaboration with Design Army, this project was the result of two rigorous days of shooting in a beautiful topiary garden just outside of Baltimore, Maryland. Drawing inspiration from film, Martin wanted this to have a cinematic feel just as he does in his other series. (Notice the mysterious and dreamy smoke.)

A big thanks to Mr. Martin for sharing these beautiful images with us.

Cade Martin’s website

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