The Lincoln Memorial and National Mall in the spring? It's hard to ask for a prettier engagement shoot set. In this particular session, we caught the tail end of cherry blossom season, for an even lovelier look. Paired with the reflecting pool and just the right lighting, it all came together for a truly romantic shoot.
Cherry Blossom Engagement Session
While the National Mall is a pretty popular spot for engagement shoots, there's one time of year that it really shines for its romantic appeal: cherry blossom season. While it's sometimes a little tricky to schedule a session around peak blooms, weather and the lovely couple's schedule, it's always worth the effort, every single time. The pink flowers, spring weather and magnificent white architecture all combine for a truly spectacular sight.
Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session
There are plenty of historic and iconic engagement shoot locations in Washington, D.C., particularly around the National Mall. However, the Jefferson Memorial is something special, with its elegant architecture and waterfront views combined for one picturesque setting. The only thing to remember? Getting tourist-free photos requires an early morning!
National Gallery of Art Engagement Session
What better place for a breathtaking photo shoot than Washington, D.C.'s National Gallery of Art? The only thing prettier than the artwork is, of course, you and your beau. We took full advantage of the gallery's range of settings for this shoot, including the grandiose architecture, the glitzy light installation connecting the East and West wings and the lovely surrounding outdoors.
Head to the Lincoln Memorial for an engagement session in either the early morning or early evening and you'll be rewarded in two ways. One, you'll avoid the crowds of tourists and, two, you'll enjoy that golden hour glow that makes for the most magical photos. With the Washington Monument in the background, along with the iconic reflecting pool, there are so many perfect backdrops right there for the choosing. Even photos without a recognizable landmark are possible, when you take advantage of the well-groomed landscaping and sidewalks in the surrounding area.