Summer Engagement photos are pretty popular for obvious reasons. Summer in DC is glorious. But honestly, it’s better in Colorado! For this summer engagement session we knew the the bride Leigh is a huge fan of light and airy pastel colors. So we picked this area of Georgetown DC for the cute townhouses. The colors would match the pastel wardrobe they planned on picking. Of course summer is only second to Spring as our favorite season.
When planning any engagement session, timing is key. Why? Because we want to make sure that we can get some of that yummy, glowy backlit sun in some of the portraits. In a densely urban spot like Georgetown, that light can be elusive. Although it was a warm day, the sunshine is worth braving the heat.
The colors of this engagement session blew me away, especially on film photography. We met at my Georgetown studio to get changed and walked around the canals of Georgetown and along the Potomac to get a variety of shots. Although this sounds and looks easy, a lot of planning went into the planning of the shoot. As it always does. From picking the season, to date, to outfit and details of hair and makeup – everything is planned. The process starts with an engagement session guide that I send to every single couple that books with us. After that we have a few phone calls to narrow down the details.
Before the shoot, I spoke on the phone with the bride about hair, makeup and wardrobe. This ensured that we were all on the same page about what to expect. I love offering input on anything that helps make the photoshoot successful. To me the key to this shoot were two things. A drybar blowout, and that white shirt/teal polo combination. Along the backdrop of some colorful row houses, this is cohesion. What more could I ask for?