Lauren and Andrew quickly became a couple after my own heart. They were such a dream to work with at their National Gallery of Art engagement session! As soon as I turned the corner inside the Gallery to meet them, I was instantly swooning over these two. Lauren wore a cream-yellow taffeta gown with puffy tulle sleeves. And it made Andrew’s blue suit pop beautifully and complement both of their blue eyes. They truly outshone the art around them, in my opinion.
Aside from their impeccable engagement session outfits, I quickly fell in love with their story. Andrew proposed after they visited a cat café. Yup, I found my fellow cat people!! Lauren is also a cat mom! She has a 16-year-old fur baby. So we easily bonded when I shared details about my 18-year-old orange kitty, Ryan. (You guys still remember him right?? He’s been MIA lately, since he moved home with my parents.)
She’s also all things princess obsessed. When proposing to Lauren, Andrew presented her with a beautiful Cinderella’s carriage ring box. But it was empty when she opened it! Surprised, she then looked at him to see him holding the ring: a stunning rose-colored sapphire engagement ring inside a rose gold setting.
The sapphire was a nod to both their mothers’ rings, which feature blue sapphires. What a serendipitous detail proving these sweethearts were meant to be!
This is just a perfect example why I love photographing couples’ engagement sessions before the wedding day. We get to connect so much on a personal level in a short amount of time! Now when I hug Lauren and Andrew on their wedding day in June, I’ll be hugging friends, not just clients.
It’s so important to me to get to click with my clients. Not only does it make my job easier, but it helps you enjoy this experience even more! We can now look back at their National Gallery of Art engagement session and remember the funny stories and sweet memories we created for them, not just the stunning backdrops and classy props.
I hope as you scroll through their images, you can almost hear Lauren’s adorable giggle, and feel Andrew’s warm personality. I’m so proud to present these two on the blog… Also, don’t miss Lauren’s anmazing shoe game!! As a fellow shoe enthusiast, I had so much fun photographing her. Enjoy, and stay tuned for their Mankin Mansion wedding this summer!!
I photographed Lauren & Andrew’s National Gallery of Art engagement session as an associate photographer for Willow Britt Studios! I will also associate shoot their wedding in June. For more info about my fellow Willow Britt team members, click HERE!
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