I love taking engagement photos! To bear witness to a love so strong that it is leading up to marriage is a truly powerful thing. When a couple asks that I be responsible for capturing their love in photos I consider it a tremendous honor and I do everything in my power to make the process one they will remember for years to come.
A few months ago I had the privilege of taking photos for my niece Courtney, and her fiance, Dave. We headed down to Lafayette Square Park on what was, at the time, the hottest day of the year with temperatures right at 100 even though it was 5:30 pm in the evening. Over the course of the next few hours we walked throughout the park taking pictures and capturing the special relationship between these two young adults. I’ve captured photos of Courtney over the years and have seen her grown from a little girl to an amazing young woman and I couldn’t be more proud of the person she has become.
As I post this entry today Courtney is at her bridal shower being thrown by her aunt – my sister. I thought it only fitting to get this online as an extension of her special day. And while the weather has finally cooled down, at least temporarily, I hope the memories of that hot day a few months ago live on for years to come whenever Courtney or Dave look at the photos we created together.