Washington DC can be a headache due to the many permits required. You heard that right, most DC parks, which are national, require a permit from the National Parks Service ($90 application fee and $50 permit fee). That’s why I usually encourage my couples to go for something more casual, such as starting in your neighborhood and wandering around!
Engagement sessions in Georgetown
Why is Georgetown great for a couple’s session?
Walking around the historic neighborhood always gives me plenty of ideas for a session. But if you don’t want to pay for a permit, we will have to stay away from the waterfront. Good thing the colorful bricks and walls of the classic houses provide the perfect backdrop for your beautiful faces. I also have my favorite shops to visit. I always think that planning activities during a session offers more natural poses and allows me to better document your love. Also getting an ice-cream or a delicious croissant makes the whole session more fun!
When is the best time to do a session in Georgetown?
I love doing fall sessions in Georgetown. The leaves turn these crazy colors, that contrast perfectly with the colorful row houses. Spring is always a great time in DC with the cherry blossoms. You can easily find incredible cherry trees in the lovely streets of Georgetown for a DC engagement session.
Engagement sessions in Capitol Hill
Why is Capitol Hill great for a couple’s session?
The colors of course! Capitol Hill is one of the greatest backdrops in all of DC. Congress, Eastern Market, the Library of Congress, I love the different little parks and street art that you stumble upon. Of course, it’s always a good idea! This one of my sessions in Capitol Hill.
When is the best time to do a session in Capitol Hill?
Every Saturday morning! We will hit Eastern Market during operating hours with plenty of vendors for a natural and full of life session. While you stroll though the stalls i will capture the fleating gazes that you share while shopping that perfect find. Otherwise, any season is good in this historical neighborhood of DC. I prefer doing sessions early in the morning or in the evening, an hour or two before sundown.
Engagement sessions in Mount Pleasant
Why is Mount pleasant great for a couple’s session?
I have loved doing sessions here with couples that live in this northwest neighborhood. It has a wonderful community feeling. Sessions in Mount Pleasant are so green and beautiful, if you live there, do not look further, you have found your perfect location for an engagement session in Washington DC.
When is the best time to do a session in Mount pleasant?
I know that there is a farmer’s market every Saturday, and I’m sure that if you live there, you know all about it. Let’s take our walk toward the market before walking down Mount Pleasant Street. If you want to stop for a smoothie or a beer, that’s even better!
Engagement sessions in Columbia Heights and Petworth
Why are Columbia Heights and Petworth great for a couple’s session?
I live in this neighborhood so I know it by heart. It’s a typical DC residential area with awesome rows of bars and restaurants! I had couple living in Columbia Heights and Petworth and they wanted to have their session in their favorite place in DC. We hung out in community gardens and used the colorful street art as a perfect backdrop to create beautiful images.
When is the best time to do a session in Columbia Heights and Petworth ?
At sunset, that’s when the neighborhood is the most interesting. Lights are popping, and we can get the best sunset in DC! I always love taking time to find the spot to get a beautiful pink sky.