During this meetup, we focused on the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin and of course, cherry blossoms.
As I plan for each Engagement Session, I make an attempt to create an original and fresh blueprint for each and every couple. Whether it’s a new variation of the path I take around the Washington Monument or just a contemporary angle on classic architecture, like the Jefferson Memorial, I want the experience of these sessions to feel unique.
For Jenna and Max’s session, we met at the George Mason Memorial, just were East Basin Drive SW connects with Ohio Drive SW. As the sun was beginning to rise, we made our way towards the edges of the Tidal Basin.
If you’ve been keeping up with the cherry blossoms at all this year, you know that DC was hoping for even a percentage of the blooms to peak after our March 2017 snow days. Lucky for us, we found several blooming Yoshino cherry trees waiting near the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
The sky was clear and air was clean. You wouldn’t know it, but we were a little chilly during this session! Jenna and Max were warriors as they braved the mid-40 degree weather. I was on the other side of the camera wrapped up with a hat and jacket!
It’s so inspiring to me, that no matter how many times I shoot with these historical pieces of architecture, like the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, each collection of images reflects the couple’s individual character and emotional connectedness in a remarkable way. A personalized quality emerges from the photographs when the couple has a genuine connection with each other. It is for this reason that Jenna and Max produced natural portraits.
Cheers to these two for being absolute champions and for making these beautifully relaxed images. I am so thrilled to be able to celebrate the you of two on your wedding day. Thank you for choosing me to document your day.