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I learn so much about human relationships by photographing anniversary sessions. Because I shoot mostly weddings and engagements, I most often see couples at the beginning stages of their relationship. Anniversary sessions have shown me that I love getting to see more seasoned couples into a few years of their marriage. The way they interact, talk about their lives now and the things that fill their lives are so different.

September 1, 2018

Washington DC Anniversary Photos | Jefferson Memorial Engagement | Joanne and Oscar

Regina and Young wanted a casual session at the Tidal Basin to celebrate their engagement. They felt jeans and a bike ride really expressed who they are as a couple! Young goes on frequent rides with his biking group and he and Regina go on rides together on their ti-bikes on the weekends! It was super clear how natural and at ease these two felt around each other.

July 9, 2018

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | District of Columbia Engagement Photos | Regina and Young

I will never stop thanking Pinterest for connecting me with Shannon and Ben. Shannon wanted some quintessential DC engagement photos and my goodness we got them! It was a little foggy at sunrise at the Jefferson Memorial but that didn’t stop us from getting amazing images! Shannon is also my favorite because she read all of my blog posts! She wore a maxi dress AND brought her sister as a dog handler. Hello perfect client. 

June 21, 2018

District of Columbia Engagement Photos | Blagden Alley Engagement | Shannon and Ben

I had the absolute BEST morning with Emily & Nima. The two were a bit nervous at first because they had never had their portraits professionally done but, I must say, they did EXCELLENTLY! I think the champagne helped a bit 😉 We decided to snap sunrise engagement portraits at the Jefferson memorial. This was actually AFTER peak bloom and most of the cherry blossoms had died but we got lucky with one tree and crab apple blooms! 

June 6, 2018

District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Engagement | DC Wedding Photographer | Emily and Nima

Kelsey and Brett had the hardest time scheduling an engagement session! Either I was busy or it rained al over our plans! One month away from their wedding, we finally had some sunshine and good planning fortune! As Kelsey calls it “practicing not being awkward” for your wedding day is so important if you want to be relaxed on camera! These two were naturals. 

May 29, 2018

Thomas Jefferson Memorial Engagement | Capital Bike Share Engagement | Kelsey and Brett

I am going to try to describe my love for this couple. They honestly are just so fun to be around. We spent 3 hours together and maybe an hour of that was actually shooting. They are sarcastic, interesting and super laid back individuals: just my type of people. They are getting married at the Wharf this November and I know I am going to feel more like a guest than a photographer! We actually casually planned sunrise at Jefferson before we knew about the cherry blossom dates! These two got super lucky with the weather and the blooms all at once!

April 21, 2018

DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Emily and Toby

When Rebecca showed up wearing this Lulus sequin gold dress I nearly had a heart attack. How stunning does she look!? Rebecca and Christian were in town on a little vacation up from South Carolina. She is a wedding photographer herself, and as such, this couple treats themselves to anniversary photos once a year! I was honored to be able to capture this session for them!

January 29, 2018

Washington DC Wedding | Jefferson Memorial Anniversary Photos | Rebecca and Christian