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ENGAGED // Cate & Rocco

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I want to introduce you all to another ENP Couple  – meet Rocco and Cate, the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Praglowski! I am so excited to share images from their Old Town Alexandria engagement session!

How We Met

I first heard from this lovely duo just a few weeks ahead of Christmas. And when they booked me before my Christmas vacation, I just could not stop happy dancing. They were referred to me by a sweet friend and past client of mine, Carolyn Bolton. She booked me during my first year of business to take her new professional headshots – and I absolutely loved working with her and continue to keep up with her via Instagram from time to time.

We had their engagement session back in February and romped all around Old Town Alexandria. These two were as easy-going and fun in person as I could sense they were via our prior e-mails and Zoom meetings. I instantly felt their connection and really enjoyed spending the afternoon with them in this beautiful, historic downtown area.

How They Met

Rocco and Cate met working at the same office for a large advocacy group. From their time as coworkers, they enjoyed a long season of friendship before falling in love. And now, as Rocco puts it , “there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not happy to annoy her with something or be a complete pain in her butt!” ADORABLE!!

Engagement Session Location

AND I learned a lot about planning a session in Old Town Alexandria. If you’re planning a session here soon, this little gem of a town will have some lighting and timing challenges. Given that the Potomac river, the star background for me, is positioned to the east, and the town sits on a hill going upward in the west direction, you’ll either want to time your session for morning, or hit the water locations before too late in the afternoon if possible. But more on the technicalities later… let’s get to the fun stuff: Cate and Rocco’s photos!

Counting Down to the Big Day

This sweet couple’s wedding is in just over one week! And I am so excited for their wedding day. As you scroll through these images, it should be very obvious why – they are a photographer’s dream, just beautiful souls both inside and out.

Are you meant to be an ENP Bride?

If you are looking for your dream wedding photographer who will prioritize giving you precious photos of this exciting season in your relationship + will be your #1 fan and advocate as you plan your wedding and enjoy your big day, I am your girl! Let’s get in touch!

Random hot tip: If you are in the area of Old Town Alexandria for a visit or photo session, you just HAVE to check out my favorite OTA restaurant. For more attractions to see/experience while you’re in town, click here!



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