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Jen and Jake | Engaged | Lincoln Memorial | Washington DC

Oct 8, 2019

Earlier this year, I partnered up with The Manor at Airmont in Round Hill, Virginia, to become one of their in-house photographers! The Manor at Airmont is an all-inclusive venue in Northern Virginia. I am talking about catering, florals, design, a place to stay overnight, photography, videography… the whole shebang! Pretty awesome, huh?

Jen really liked my work and asked if I could be her and Jake’s wedding photographer, which of course – YES!

After the owners of the Airmont reached out to ask about my availability, I was super eager to meet this couple for a couple of reasons; Jen just finished her dissertation on whiskey in Scotland (how cool is that?!?) and Jake is currently stationed outside of Austin, not too far away from where my husband was stationed in 2009/2010. I’ve said this before somewhere and I will say it again, its the touchstones we see in our clients that make such a difference on a wedding day. I love getting to know my people and connecting with them beyond the frame.

Jen and Jake traveled to the DC area to visit and these two carved out time to not only visit the Airmont but to greet me bright and early on the steps of the Lincoln for their engagement session.

This was my first time photographing at the Lincoln Memorial at sunrise, I usually photograph at the Jefferson. Since it is under major construction until 2020, the Lincoln and the War Memorial sufficed. And oh-wow GLOW. I love the Jefferson, but I think I am forever sold on the sunrise in front of the Lincoln. Minus the monuments, Jen and Jake were the perfect subjects.

Despite the oppressive humidity, we made our way around the Lincoln and to the War Memorial for glowy portraits. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper DC engagement shoot without photobombing joggers.

These two were a breeze to work with and I am counting down the days until their wedding. Congrats you two, when you come back to DC, we need to celebrate, with wine and whiskey! My treat 😉


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