Jefferson Memorial engagement pictures | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

Jefferson Memorial engagement pictures | Washington, DC Wedding Photographer

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to head up for a Washington DC Wedding at The Loft at 600 F (more on that to come soon!), and while I was up there I wanted to make sure I captured some Jefferson Memorial engagement photos! This memorial is SO perfect for engagement pictures because you can see the Washington Monument in the background, and the pillars give you shade options all day! We had SNOW during our Jefferson Memorial engagement session and I had to have my couple stand in it of course.. even if it was jsut one little mound, haha! Here are some of my faves of Meghan and Russ!
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Thought this would be a fun one to add, this is BEFORE the photo gets decluttered, and AFTER! The Jefferson Memorial is always crowded on the weekends, but I made it work!
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Love that we got some engagement pictures with the Washington Monument!
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Jefferson Memorial is massive. I left that person in the bottom of the photo on purpose to show you the size!
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After we were done, we headed to the capital building! I wanted some Union Square engagement pictures and we met at the reflecting pool and walked our way over as close to the building as we could get without being told to leave. Fun fact. these photos have fence around them that I had to take out!
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A quick final stop for Lincoln Memorial engagement photos, and we are done!
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I absolutely loved Ubering around Washington DC with these guys! Hoping for some more Washington DC engagement sessions, or Washington DC weddings!!

Horseshoe and State House Engagement Photos | Brian and Rosemary

Horseshoe and State House Engagement Photos | Brian and Rosemary

There is nothing I love more than client’s who get all dolled up for their engagement photos, and shooting in some FABULOUS light on a sunny day! We had that with Brian & Rosemary! This engagement session was rescheduled TWICE, and they are getting married TWO MONTHS from tomorrow!! We made it happen!!

We started off our engagement session at the USC Horseshoe. This is actually the second outfit choice you’re seeing first, but Rosemary knew how excited I was about her dress and Brian’s suit, so I’m going to show it off first!
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Ahhh!!! LOVED that sunset and those dancing and walking shots so much!! After the horseshoe, we headed over to the State House!
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Brian reminds me so much of Chip from Fixer Upper. If you’ve seen the show, you know how goofy and silly he is, always making Joanna laugh. This was completely Brian! They have so many funny outtakes that I’m keeping just for them to have!! But here’s one moment, Brian wanted his own lift kiss shot! USC Horseshoe Engagement Pictures_0123.jpg

I have a feeling Rosemary will be giggling at Brian’s jokes forever! And that’s a good life to have 🙂

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Columbia engagement pictures | Brent & Kelli

Columbia engagement pictures | Brent & Kelli

I just HAD to blog some of yesterday’s engagement pictures of Kelli & Brent and their furbaby Bentley. These two are GORGEOUS!! We had the chance to talk about schools, golf, travel, and had the easiest time. The sun showed up and showed OUT for us!! You guys were so easy to hang out with, easy to photograph, and I can’t wait for your big day next year!!

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Whitaker Farm engagement session in Harlem, GA

Whitaker Farm engagement session in Harlem, GA

Rachael and Ben met me at their wedding venue, Whitaker Farm, in Harlem Georgia yesterday. It was SO beautiful! So peaceful and quiet, and the sunset over the field was just absoulutely breathtaking. This engagement session was a family affair! We had Rachael’s best friend, the family friends of these two who owned the property, a sweet little baby who reminded me of Cameron at that age, and they even brought WINE! Haha! Such an awesome way to have an engagement session, literally just hanging out with your people, having some drinks, and stopping along the way for photos. Here are some of my faves of their evening!

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When it’s Friday night and your best friend is like OKAY IT’S OVER hahaha

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Southern plantation engagement session in lowcountry, South Carolina

Southern plantation engagement session in lowcountry, South Carolina

Meet Kelly and Crayton! Their southern plantation engagement session was a photographer’s dream. The grounds were drippng in morning sunlight, spanish moss, exposed brick, oyster shells, marsh, and sandy roads. We struck gold with this one!
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Crayton was telling us all about how he met Kelly. He asked her to dance, and she said NO! So he waited a little while longer, and he asked her again and she said…. NO! Haha! She didn’t like the music! I’d say they found their song though.Southern plantation engagement session_0205.jpg
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When Kelly and Crayton were planning their wedding location, they knew they wanted it to have a southern wedding feel, but problem is, they don’t live in the lowcountry, so they’d miss out on the spanish moss and plantation homes! Augusta’s Old Medical College came to save the day! It’s a hidden gem plantation venue and these two are going to bring all the southern charm!
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Seriously how beautiful is Kelly? I am so happy that she found me on none other than INSTAGRAM! Don’t give up on hashtags, photographers. It works!Southern plantation engagement session_0212.jpg
Leanne grabbed some behind the scenes from me. My camera strap serves literally zero purpose when I do things like this. Also blogging my camera bag soon… it’s $40! Southern plantation engagement session_0213.jpg
Cleaning dresses, and it looks like maybe telling them to wave their arms around like snakes……? Behind the scenes photos can be inexplainable!
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Me shooting that last shot. Face in a plant. FACEPLANT!Southern plantation engagement session_0219.jpg
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Crayton proposed on the beach, so it was natural that the ring got some shell action. And spanish moss in a sweetgrass basket because hello lowcountry!Southern plantation engagement session_0223.jpg
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Thank you guys for the easiest and most fun casual stroll around an awesome plantation home, stopping to take photos and dealing with my excitement all over the place!! I can’t wait for your wedding next May!

Falls Park engagement session in Greenville, SC

Falls Park engagement session in Greenville, SC

This Falls Park engagement session in Greenville, SC was my very first time in downtown Greenville and I fell in love with it!! I texted my husband that we were moving to Greenville [although I doubt that will happen anytime soon!]. Ashley and Mark’s Falls Park engagement session in Greenville, SC had a special guest, their little boy! I love their love story, and I can’t wait for their Greenville wedding later this year!

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As a mama, this one holds my heart. Sometimes we do life out of “order”, and sometimes it’s exactly the path we were meant to take all along.
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