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Erika & Spencer actually met while working at hot dog place! You would never ever suspect their How They Met story to be so quirky when these two are so glamorous. After a few snaps, I suggested that we do a few serious poses to which they replied “oh that’s way more us anyways!” The amount of mood and romance in each shot makes this session one of my personal favorites.

April 24, 2019

The District of Columbia Cherry Blossoms Engagement Photos | DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Erika & Spencer

Jenifer and Vincent actually live in California together but seem to be world travelers. These two got engaged in Mexico and were in D.C visiting family this March when they decided to snap engagement photos! They missed the Cherry Blossoms by one week but were determined to get some classic District of Columbia engagement pictures when they were in town so we woke up at sunrise and were met with 30 degree temps and crazy wind! Although this couple seems to be beach enthusiasts, they did fabulously in the cold!

April 13, 2019

District of Columbia Engagement Photos | Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | Vincent & Jenifer

Amy and Cam braved the cold weather to have their iconic Jefferson engagement session at the first week of spring! Since it was an overcast morning, we started this session at 8AM! We had the Jefferson Memorial all to ourselves and were met with nothing but even light! We explored all around the tidal basin before heading to Alexandria where these two lovebirds live.

March 26, 2019

Washington DC Engagement Photos | Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | Amy & Cam

Amanda and Noah came to me through one of my all time favorite couples from a few years back so I just knew we would have a fun, relaxed hour at Jefferson. These two are so laid back and such good sports in front of the camera. They even let me practice using my Contax!

December 10, 2018

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session | Washington DC Wedding Photographer | Amanda & Noah

Elise & Jarrett opted for 2 extremely different portrait locations for their engagement session and I was all about it! We started at the Jefferson memorial at sunrise to get some classic DC portraits and ended with their pup walking around Roosevelt Island!

November 19, 2018

Roosevelt Island Engagement Session | Washington DC Engagement Photos | Elise & Jarrett

Never has there ever been a goofier groom than Rob. I think I laughed the entire 2 hour session with these two. Rob’s sense of humor made this engagement session a breeze because he always made Renee smile from ear to ear! We woke up super early to walk around Jefferson and then headed to Lincoln. Even though Lincoln was under construction, you can hardly tell!

October 24, 2018

Washington DC Memorial Engagement Session | District of Columbia Wedding Photographer | Renee & Rob

Christina and Shaun messaged me about snapping their engagement photos this summer. The two actually live in Chicago (where they got engaged) but their love story began in DC. They had their first date at Cylde’s in the district and their love story grew, eventually leading them to their life together in Illinois. Shaun proposed the day before her birthday over dinner before meeting a bunch of their close friends to celebrate. 

September 24, 2018

Washington DC Engagement Photos | Jefferson Memorial + Georgetown Engagement | Christina and Shaun

Christina contacted me this spring to do anniversary photos while her and her husband were on vacation in DC. This was be a very special 8 year anniversary trip because it was be their first trip ever away from their 16 month old daughter! The two flew from Michigan for some sunshine and DC eats before our sunrise session at Jefferson and Lincoln memorials. 

September 18, 2018

District of Columbia Maternity Session | Jefferson Memorial Anniversary Session | Christina & Kerollos

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 & 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 & Young