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A lot of brides ask me this question: why do I need an engagement session? Won’t I be getting enough photos on my wedding day? To some couples, engagement photos can be stressful! Especially if they’re not particularly camera crazy or maybe they don’t love being the center of attention. I’ve broken down the 3 key reasons why engagement sessions are so important and even snuck in a few tips for your official photo op!

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Why Do I Need An Engagement Session?

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This Georgetown engagement session was absolutely stunning as we captured that perfect golden light before sunset. Caroline and Dominic live in the city so it made this session that much more special to them. So excited for their wedding at The Four Seasons Georgetown with Anne Kelley Events and Design!

Caroline + Dominic | Georgetown Engagement Session

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It was one of the hottest days of summer for this Georgetown engagement session, but Amy and Josh were so fun and easy you would never know it in the photos! Tudor Place in Georgetown hosts many weddings, so it was fun to be able to come back for an engagement session and just enjoy […]

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Amy + Josh | Georgetown Engagement Session

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Goodstone Inn is one of my absolute favorite Middleburg wedding venues, so I was very excited to collaborate on this Anthropologie inspired engagement session with Pamela Barefoot Events. It is always fun to get get out of the office, be creative, and have a bit of fun with industry friends. Planning – Pamela Barefoot Events […]

Anthropologie Inspired Engagement Session | Goodstone Inn | Pamela Barefoot Events and Design

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Jillian + Justin’s Georgetown engagement session was so fun and a wonderful way to enjoy this little hidden gem in the city. Joined by their adorable boy, Kaden, it truly was the most perfect family affair. Cannot wait for their upcoming wedding at Great Marsh Estates with Anne Kelley Events!

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Jillian + Justin | Georgetown Engagement Session

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Lindsey + Peter met me in the heart of Old Town right before sunset to catch some engagement photos with that charm that only Old Town, Alexandria has. We walked around the cobblestone streets just as hints of spring were starting to bloom, and ended the session with them relaxing at the waterfront. Can’t wait […]

LINDSEY + PETER | GEORGETOWN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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One of my favorite things to do is to try and get creative with engagement sessions in DC. I really want to have the session reflect the couple’s personalities, get them comfortable in front of the camera before the wedding, and most importantly we just have so much fun! We did Courtney + Jason’s engagement session in DC at Key Bridge Boat House and it was such a great evening with the most perfect sunset. A few favorites!

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Courtney + Jason | DC Engagement Session

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Jossy + Kyle had their Georgetown engagement session on this beautiful summer day, and everytime I look at these images I want to relive it over and over. DC engagement sessions in the summer with all it’s lush greenery is simply the best.

Jossy + Kyle | Georgetown Engagement Session

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This is one of the most common questions I get every year, and I actually did an entire video of this on my IGTV channel on Instagram. Since this seemed to be an element of stress for our couples, we started offering complimentary Styling Consultations to all of our couples for their engagement sessions. ! […]

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What to Wear to Your Engagement Session

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I feel so fortunate to photograph DC engagement sessions year after year were there is no shortage of beautiful locations! After 10 years, I still find hidden gems time and time again. From the historic homes lining the streets of Georgetown to the iconic Tidal Basin (even the local wine bar can make the perfect […]

Kate + Erik | Georgetown Engagement Session

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We had a beautiful day at the Jefferson Memorial for Jeff + Christina’s DC engagement session. What I love about doing engagement sessions at the Jefferson Memorial, is that you can also get views of the Washington Monument at the same time. Being able to photograph two beautiful locations from one spot makes for a […]

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Jeff + Christina | DC Engagement Session

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Aaron + Rob had the most epic fall day for their fall engagement session in DC at Meridien Hill Park! It is so hard to plan these things perfectly, especially since in DC the weather is so unpredictable. We had the entire park practically to ourselves, it was one of those idyllic fall days where […]

Aaron + Rob | Meridien Hill Park DC Fall Engagement Session

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