Great Falls is a perfect place for an outdoor engagement session with a fun couple! It is surrounded by beautiful national parks on both the Virginia and Maryland sides of the Potomac River. From the scenic views of the cascading falls to seemingly endless cliffs it has a little bit of everything for a lot of DC couples that love the outdoors! It was these things that led Ally to propose to Sam there. They also made it a natural choice for taking their engagement images.

Since we wanted to end their session with pictures at sunset we met on the Maryland side. From that area, one can see both the falls and the Western sky at the same time. Before the sun went down and the sky turned orange, we had almost two hours to wander the park and capture images of their fun-loving nature.

Creating a unique image for every couple

Before the session started Sam and Ally unpacked their pride flag to include in the pictures. We always welcome it when the couple brings along elements that are personally meaningful to them. Those little touches personalize the photos by telling a piece of the future spouses’ love story. We also loved finding creative ways to pose Sam and Ally with the flag!

After taking pictures at several locations along the path by the river, we turned onto the Olmsted Island Trail and headed to the scenic overlook at its end. This is a favorite spot with many DC residents but one we had not explored before. With its gorgeous view of the falls surrounded by majestic cliffs it is often considered one of the favorite engagement photo spots in the district. As the sun began to go down and the sky turned amber we took to the last images of Sam and Ally’s engagement session.

Sam + Ally, thank you so much for hanging with us during your engagement pictures! We loved getting to know you both better! And can’t wait for your wedding at the City Club of Washington in November!

Same-sex couple engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple with pride flag engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple with pride flag engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple with pride flag engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex couple sunset engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography

Same-sex sunset engagement session at Great Falls Maryland. Photography by DC based wedding photographers Anji and Pete Martin of Potok's World Photography