It was storming like crazy when Rachel and I woke up in the [very] wee hours of the morning... whole-house-shaking sort of thunder and lightning bolt after lightning bolt flashing. I rechecked the forecast for Washington D.C. and it said it was all clear– so on we pressed! Usually I photograph engagement sessions solo, but my sister, Rachel, joined me for this one since I was going quite a distance and I was so glad to have the company!
It rained for most of the drive down and we were pretty happy when we finally passed all the way through the storm front somewhere in Maryland. We met up with Ryan + Anna at sunrise and we hit it off right away– they are just the sweetest! Rachel and I loved hearing the funny stories they share together and getting a mini tour of Capital Hill. Insider tip: if you want to visit the monuments, go at night. They're at their best when they're all lit up and you won't be fighting tourists! ;)
The D.C. area is home to Ryan + Anna; it's where they met at George Washington University, it's where they were engaged and it's where they love to live now. They had a special request to get some photos around the Lincoln Memorial– it holds a special place in their hearts. When they were dating, in the midst of the city, the political marches and the constant tourists, Ryan + Anna would walk together there and find some peace and quiet tucked behind the grandiose structure. We went on from there and found some other pretty little spots, although, it wouldn't matter much where we photographed... Ryan + Anna have the sweetest chemistry; the big big love they have for each other radiates out of them and makes them shine. I'm so excited to share this session with you and I definitely can't wait for their wedding!
The photo on the left is a favorite for sure!
GAH! I was loving the light in this corridor! And really... they are the cutest.