Meridian Hill Park Engagement Session
When Dianna and Jake inquired about a Washington, D.C. engagement session, I immediately sent them my go-to list of favorite locations to choose from. After some careful consideration, they asked if we could visit both Meridian Hill Park and Rock Creek Park. And I responded enthusiastically, “Of course!”
It’s the best when couples decide to split a session between different locations. I enjoy the added variety and sense of adventure it brings to the day. It also gives us extra time to get to know each other, which makes for some amazing photos!
On the day of their session, I met Dianna and Jake at Meridian Hill Park. However, when we arrived the iconic fountain was under construction so we had to adjust out plans. But that’s the great thing about working with flexible clients: somehow the “unfortunately”s turn right into “fortunately”s before long! As we explored the area for a backup backdrop, we discovered a gorgeous pink bush. Despite our initial disappointment, this simple bush made for some of the most lovely photos of our entire session!
After we finished up there, we strolled around Meridian Hill Park to find more hidden gems, until we eventually arrived at the gorgeous entrance staircase. Although I’ve photographed here many times before, I still feel just as excited every single time. I pulled out my tilt-shift and experimented with new ways to capture the gorgeous architecture.
After we explored the rest of Meridian Hill Park we drove on over to Rock Creek Park. On the weekends, one of the roads through the park is shut down to cars and opened to foot traffic. So, we were able to meander along the road and explore nearby streams. It was so peaceful and calm. This was also an opportunity to get to know Dianna and Jake a bit better.
I love getting to know my couples on a deeper level during the engagement session. They told me about their love story, the proposal, and the wedding planning process. As a camera-shy introvert myself, it’s so important to me to make sure the couples I work with feel comfortable in front of the camera. And I’ve found that getting to know your subjects makes all the difference.
Throughout it all, Dianna and Jake were such a joy to photograph! One of my favorite moments from their session happened on the road of Rock Creek Park. I told my Dianna and Jake to hold hands and just walk along the road together. The sun was right above the small mountain in the background, and the beautifully silhouetted them. Quiet moments like this one during the session are so important to me as a photographer.
I am still so grateful Dianna and Jake asked me to photograph their Meridian Hill Park engagement session. I hope to photograph them again soon! And if you’re planning an engagement session of your own, I’d love to be the one to photograph it! Just send an inquiry my way, and we can begin searching for the perfect locations.