As a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I find, on average, that most of my couples book me about a year in advance. With this twelve-month lead time, we often do their engagement photos shortly after booking so that they have them available to use on save-the-dates or their wedding websites. All that being said, most of my couples getting married in 2020 had completed their engagement session the year prior, and this season would be open to document new love stories of those getting married in 2021.
Well, as we all know, most 2020 weddings ended up being postponed to 2021, so I was unable to book many new wedding clients as my open dates filled up quickly. Luckily, I had no shortage of stand-alone engagement requests for this year and I was thrilled to be able to document those for so many newly engaged couples. Most of these couples are getting married back home, outside of the district, everywhere from Philadelphia and New York, to Texas and Alabama. Seeing as they current reside in the city, they wanted to pay homage to their new home in their engagement photos — this is where I got to come in!
Countless summer and fall mornings were spent watching the sun rise over the Reflecting Pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial and sometimes I would just stop and think about how truly lucky I am to live in this beautiful city and connect with so many wonderful couples who I wouldn’t have the opportunity to meet otherwise.
Again, my sincerest gratitude to all the lovely couples I had the chance to photograph across the DMV region throughout 2020; it was such a joy to get to know each and every one of you! Whether I’ll be getting to celebrate the big day with you, or cheering you on from afar, it has been such an honor to be part of your journey!