Stephanie and Matt chose to immortalize their pre-wedding love in the historic landscape of the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. This nature-filled engagement session was sprinkled with old world charm and plenty of natural scenery, giving it an extra dose of enchantment.
Georgetown and its picturesque landscapes provided the perfect backdrop for this milestone moment from Steph and Matt. As you stroll through the neighborhood’s hidden nooks and crannies, it’s easy to be captivated by the dramatic and lush scenery filled with quirky buildings and tons of history.
The ‘Secret Garden’ vibes of this particular session were such a fun backdrop to the stunning outfits Stephanie and Matt had chosen to celebrate the occasion, the outdoors creating an intimate and romantic setting that set the stage for a truly unforgettable photo session.
Though the couple are no strangers to adventures, repeatedly trekking cross-country together from their families in Boston and LA, to as far-flung as Tulum, they wanted their engagement shoot to reflect the joy they find in the simplicity of being together.
The bride shared, “It sounds weird, but sometimes we have the most fun just walking the dog around Arlington.”
This sentiment beautifully echoed in the way they interacted during the shoot. Their love story, like their travels, is an adventure — full of laughter, joy, and a shared appreciation for the beautifully mundane moments.
Steph and Matt met in college, as many of my couples do, both enrolled at James Madison University. As Stephanie fondly recalled, “I remember I went home to my roommates and told them that I had found my future husband that night! I just remember never wanting to go home when hanging out together at school.”
And years later, home is where they are together. It was such a wonderful experience to leisurely wander around the beautiful gardens together, enjoying the vibrant colors and delightful scents of the blooms. As we strolled, we had the chance to really connect and get to know each other better, strengthening our bond before their eagerly awaited wedding day, which is just around the corner.
The lovely couple is all set to tie the knot in a breathtaking ceremony and reception at the enchanting Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farms. This picturesque venue, nestled in the heart of Virginia’s scenic horse and wine country, sets the perfect backdrop for their special day. With the expertise of their talented wedding planners, B.Mingled Weddings and Events, I can’t wait to witness the magic they have planned for this unforgettable celebration.
Capturing their authentic expressions of love and joy against the backdrop of Georgetown was a truly unforgettable experience. The timeless charm of the city, with its picture-perfect landscapes and romantic aura, added another layer of richness to their love story.
This Washington DC engagement session may be in the books, but I can’t wait to go back and explore some new corners of the Capital!