This beautiful Constitution Gardens engagement session was a lot harder than it looks, at least in the beginning. After fighting summer-tourism-level traffic, I was arriving to the engagement session a bit panicked. Usually fall evenings in DC get sleepier. But the crowds almost matched that of Cherry Blossom season.
And to make matters worse, when we arrived at Constitution Gardens, we found a protest on the grassy hill in the back of the park, and streams of people walking and biking the paths around the pond. It was NOT ideal. But I gathered myself, found some less conventional spots in the park with good light, and assured Alex and Calvin we would make it look like we had this park all to ourselves.
And they were troopers. Calvin immediately said, “We trust you.” Music to a nervous photographer’s ears!! They gave me license to try new things and get creative with angles to block the crowds out of the shot. They were so patient the entire session even when I slotted in multiple pauses to wait for people to get out of the shot.
And as they continued to trust me, I gained confidence and creativity! Looking back at their engagement session, I cannot believe what we were able to capture in these conditions!
Even better, I absolutely fell in love with this ENP Couple. Alex and Calvin, you are so sweet and gracious! I can see how deeply you love and trust each other, and I love how you instantly let go and relaxed during your session. You completely knocked it out of the park! So pumped to share these Constitution Gardens engagement session images with you all!
When you finish scrolling, feel free to wish this couple well as they plan their wedding through next year. September 2023 is going to come up faster than we all know!!
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