We (unfortunately) were too early for the cherry blossoms, which (fortunately) also meant we didn't have to contend with the annual crowds of sakura lovers.
When planning for engagement sessions, I typically steer couples towards shooting just before sunset for that beautiful 'golden hour' light. So when Gina asked if we could begin at noon, I had my reservations—something we wouldn't be needing since Jay's friend allowed us to have the entire restaurant to ourselves.
It was dance class, he cut in, they waltzed the night away, and they're officially becoming each other's dance partner for life.
It was around this same time eight years ago, I'll never forget it. A presidential candidate was apparently hosting a rally on campus, and while I wasn't particularly into politics, I didn't need much more than the possibility of free pizza to skip class.
Little did I know it'd be the day I met Jen, whom Antonio, already a familiar face, brought along (undoubtedly motivated by no other reason than civic duty). Oh! And also, I got to see this up and coming senator named Barack Obama. Not bad, despite there being a marked absence of Italian fare.
Well two terms later, it came as no surprise when I saw they'd gotten engaged, as I and our mutual friends will surely agree they couldn't be better for each other. And though we ended our shoot over some delicious tacos, I was thrilled to catch up with this positively dapper couple all while taking photos throughout downtown DC.
No Obama sightings this time, though.
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