As wedding photographers who are located in the DC metro area engagement sessions are a great way for us to meet the couple in love before we photograph their wedding. It allows us to understand how the two people interact with each other and how comfortable they are in front of the camera. In most cases it will be the couple's first time being photographed and that can lead to a little nervousness. Though most couples are pros by the end of the engagement session!
We always ask the couple to chose the location or sometimes several locations where they want their engagement photos to be taken. Some chose the restaurant where they went on their first date, while others want to be photographed where the proposal happened.
Some couples ask us to chose the location and in those cases we are always grateful that Washington DC does not have a shortage of beautiful spots to photograph a couple at. Some of our favorites include the various Smithsonian Museums such as the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art. Then of course being the Nation's Capital the Mall with it's monuments is always a good option to give the engagement session we are photographing a very DC feel!
Location: Hanover, Germany.