Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers

Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers

When you think of photography, most people think of what they are going to wear, what the location for the photo shoot will be, and how they are going to be standing. But what about the lighting? Should the light be in front or coming from the back? Should they use flash or not? But you know what? It’s best to leave the lighting to the professionals!

Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers
Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers

And I mean lighting professionals. Professional lighting at an event is an absolute must whether it is a private party, dinner party, or a corporate event. When so much time and energy is spent designing the perfect event, down to the decorations, food, and atmosphere, professional lighting brings all of those elements together. 

Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers
Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers
Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers

There are so many elements where you can introduce lighting. There can be pin spotting on table centerpieces, works of art, etc. which will draw guests’ eyes to those focal points. Uplighting around the perimeter of the space or room is always a great way to bring the room together. Uplighting on pillars or columns accentuates the natural beauty of the room’s architecture as well. Sheer or white drapes create a huge statement piece in the room as well. It can give certain areas of the room a more intimate feel which is especially critical in a large event space. Lighting on the bars is always a good idea as well. Not only does it highlight where guests can go to replenish their beverages, but those areas need lighting for functionality as well. Why not jazz a necessity up to make sure it flows with the rest of the ambiance of the event?!

Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers
Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers


The National Building Museum in Washington DC is a beautiful space; there is no doubt about that! But with the professional lighting at this event, the space is made absolutely stunning. All of its beautiful features are highlighted by the pin spotting and uplighting. Not to mention, it made for some pretty amazing pictures!   

Light It Up! | National Building Museum Washington DC Event Photographers