Sure, there are many gorgeous locations for couple's portraits and engagement photography in the Washington DC area, but what better way to personalize your photographs than with a location that has special meaning to you, like where one of you grew up?
Bob's family farm in Westminster, MD proved to be an amazing location for Bob & Bailey's engagement photography session. The photogenic red barn, peaceful pond, and even the field of cut, dried up corn stalks made for beautiful backdrops!
And in the photographs below, Connor's family home in Arlington, VA gave us plenty of material to work with for Connor & Veronica's engagement photography session, including the curved staircase, kitchen, and manicured front yard.
M and S came to us through Lucky Dog Animal Rescue in Arlington, VA, where M has been on the board for the past few years and volunteering with Lucky Dog for even more years. Their last experience with a professional photographer was for their engagement photography session and wedding photography. Of course, Nemi (short for Nemesis), had not yet joined their family then, so they didn't yet have any professional pet photography or family photography with their baby girl.
S was enthralled with the portraits from other couple's and family photography sessions that we had done at Manassas National Battlefield Park in Northern Virginia, and so we headed there for their pet photography/family photography session. Here are some of the results of our labor.
Nemi charmed the socks off our pet photographer... how much more adorable can a fur baby get?! Check back later for photographs of their finished canvas wall portrait and metal prints, which are currently under production!
Love your fur baby(ies) to the moon and back?
Memories are fleeting.
Capture them with professional pet photography and remember forever.
We had photographed Jasper, Kiki, and their three kids late last year during a goofy family photography & little artist chalkboard session at our Maryland photography studio. This time, Jasper came back to me and said:
"We've been married for more than a decade, but we didn't have a 'real wedding,' and Kiki had said that one day she wants wedding photography. I'd like to do a '(wedding) dress and tux' portrait session as a gift to her for our wedding anniversary this year."
Of course, I was absolutely delighted that Jasper would come back to us for these special memories that they and their children and eventually grandchildren and great-grandchildren will treasure forever.
Because these wedding portraits would be so special, Jasper decided to extend the standard 1-hour portrait photography session into 2 hours. And so one evening, we met up at Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and spent a few hours meandering the streets and waterfront. At their "photo reveal" and ordering appointment several weeks later, Jasper and Kiki chose a canvas wall portrait of their favorite image along with 34 other portraits for a custom-designed wedding photography album. Check back soon for photos of their finished album and wall portrait!
Married but still haven't gotten the wedding portraits you always dreamed of?
It's not too late to create these memories.
Anita had told me all about Rick at her boudoir photography session the previous year. She was so clearly in love, bubbly and excited and extra happy telling me about him. And so I got bubbly and excited myself when she reached out to tell me that Rick was going to be coming up from Florida to visit her and that the two of them wanted to do a couple's portrait photography session at our Maryland portrait photography studio, and that I was going to get to meet Rick!
Rick is a 20-year Navy veteran and had never been professionally photographed before, so this was a first for him. And when I met him, he was so very sweet and nice, and he and Anita just really... well... matched. After Anita received her first couple's portrait, she showed it to Rick, and reported back to tell me that he not only loved it, but said that it's the only (first) photograph he has of himself that he doesn't feel self-conscious about, and that it was all because of me, their professional photographer! Well that certainly made my day. It's such an incredible feeling to make people feel good... no GREAT! about themselves!
Anyway, here are some of my favorites from their sweet and bubbly couple's portrait photography session. Enjoy!
Fulfill your dreams of beautiful couple's portraits or engagement photography that remind you of your sweet & bubbly love every time you look at them.
It was their 10-year wedding anniversary, and Deborah & John wanted a beautiful album of recent portraits of them together to rival their wedding album from 10 years earlier. We had headed to the Eastern Shore to the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael's, MD, which is where they had spent the night after their wedding, for their portrait photography session.
Then, for something unique and truly different, they selected their favorite image from their anniversary portrait photography session for us to print on metal at a stunning 24x30 size. Simply gorgeous!!!
Enjoy photos of some of my favorite spreads from their album and a photo of their metal wall portrait. Their 12x12 size album has a red leather cover and beautiful premium lustre inside paper! You can also view more images from their wedding anniversary photography session here.
Have a wedding anniversary coming up?
Celebrate it in style with couple's portrait photography you'll cherish forever.