When Claire first emailed me about the backyard wedding that she and Daniel were planning together, I was pretty much already sold.
But then, THEN they invited me to their home to chat about life and their wedding plans and their adorable dog (who would have been riding home with me if I’d had my way!) and I knew that these two were going to be the kind of clients that are beyond-ideal. Claire told me from the get-go that they wanted their wedding day to reflect on their relationship as much as possible (heck yes!), and so chose an intimate affair on the grounds of their first home together in the heart of northern Virginia (double heck yes!), and were hoping to shoot their engagement session in one of my very favorite places: Old Town Alexandria (heck yes trifecta!).
So, we planned to meet on a rather toasty but incredibly beautiful Old Town evening to explore around the gorgeous old homes before making our way down to the waterfront. Throughout the evening, all of my suspicions were confirmed: Claire and Daniel really are two of the best. Both incredibly smart and hard-working, Claire’s passion for life is perfectly balanced by Daniel’s more quiet, go-with-the-flow demeanor, and yet both of them are 100% not-from-concentrate sweetness. I had such a wonderful time hanging out with these two, and I can’t believe that I have to wait until next June to have them in front of my camera once more! Though I have a sneaky feeling that it’ll all be worth the wait :) Enjoy just a few of my favorites from this beautiful summer Old Town engagement session!