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Welcome to my blog, where I share highlights of everything from my client's wedding days and portrait sessions, to recent features and our adventures around the world. 

Hi, I'm Alicia.

Washington, DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session

Apr 9, 2019

It’s no secret that the cherry blossoms in Washington DC are finicky, to say the least. Peak bloom can vary anywhere from the last week in March until mid April, so trying to predict the exact date for a cherry blossom engagement session months in advance is often futile. Predictions from the National Parks Service and local weather teams very in the preceding weeks, so I usually recommend to all my couples that you have to have a flexible schedule to be sure to catch them in their glory. Unfortunately for Lauren & Matt, given their lines of work, that wasn’t necessarily a possibility. Matt often needs to travel during the week, so given that their schedules were set in stone, their session date was going to hold regardless of whether or not the blooms appeared.

By some miracle, this sweet couple not only got blooms for their cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin, but they landed right on the peak day of the entire season! Everything perfectly aligned and their session was absolutely stunning. It seems, however, that these two are no stranger to fate if you know how they met. Years ago, at a tiny hole in the wall bar in DC, they were each spending the night out with their respective group of friends. By total chance, they ended up at the same bar and Matt couldn’t help but go and talk to Lauren when he saw her there. They didn’t have any friends in common and had never met before; he simply couldn’t take his eyes off of her and just wanted to chat. I love that as they recounted the story, they both called it the “old fashioned way” of dating which couldn’t be more true! 

While I’m SO incredibly bummed to miss the opportunity to celebrate their big day with these two, I absolutely cannot wait to see photos! If her stunning Marchesa Notte dress from our engagement session was any indication, it’s going to be full of gorgeous style and timeless details. Lauren & Matt, I’m so happy everything fell into place — not just with cherry blossom timing, but for us as well! It’s been a pleasure working with the two of you and I can’t wait for our warm weather redo at the monuments sometime in the future!

A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom.A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom.A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom.A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom. A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom.A stylish cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC during peak bloom.

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  1. Lauren says:

    Eeeek! They are beautiful! Worth the frozen toes! You are such a talent, Alicia!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    LOVE! My favorite couple ever!! I CANNOT wait to celebrate in October!

  3. DEBBIE PETRO says:

    You look so beautiful. Cold maybe, but still beautiful! Great Photographer! Wishing you both love and happiness Always.

  4. Dana Petro says:

    Stunning couple and stunning photos! Can’t wait to see you both all dolled up on the big day!!!

  5. Christine Ralston says:

    Absolutely stunning!!!!! Can’t wait for your big day!

  6. Chris Q says:

    Beautiful photos! Well done all.

  7. Shannon says:

    What beautiful photos for a beautiful couple! :)

  8. Kate says:

    Doesn’t look a degree below 60!! Absolutely stunning. So happy for you guys and the beautiful cherry blossoms you got on PEAK DAY!! XOXO

  9. Joan downes says:

    Absolutely beautiful

  10. Lori Caruso says:

    Love the pics, they look amazing!

  11. Courtney Downes says:

    Stunning pictures and such a lovely couple! Can’t wait for the big day!

  12. Natalie S says:

    What a beautiful background for a beautiful couple. Lauren , you look gorgeous! I can’t wait to celebrate with you.

  13. JoAnn Quinlan says:

    Pictures are stunning! Beautiful photography of a fabulous couple! Perfect DC settings! Great job!

  14. Faith burdette says:

    Awesome pictures. Beautiful couple. Pictures look so natural. Great photographer.

  15. Nancy says:

    So beautiful! Love your dress, Lauren!

  16. Peter says:

    These look amazing! Beautiful couple☺️

  17. TKI says:

    Lovely couple and lovely pictures!

  18. Donna says:

    These are gorgeous pictures of a truly lovely couple!

  19. R Petro says:

    Lovely pictures, Lovely couple, Beautiful Bride to be.

  20. Sandy says:

    Beautiful couple – beautiful pictures!

  21. Solana fruchter says:

    These pictures are beautiful!! Lovely

  22. Logan O says:

    Love these pics!!!! So beautiful and love that dress. You’re going to be a stunning bride :)

  23. Rick Petro says:

    Best pictures of a great couple.

  24. Joe says:

    Great photos. Such a feat to photograph amongst the cherry blossoms in DC and not have any random pedestrians populating the background…

  25. Adam says:

    Beautiful! Excited for October!

  26. Jill Staples says:

    These pictures are incredible!

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