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Where to take Engagement pictures around Washington DC?
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Just got engaged? Congrats! Let’s start planning you engagement shoot. We picked our favorite Top 7 locations around Washington DC Metro area to help you plan your engagement pictures.
1. Tidal Basin, Washington DC during Cherry Blossom season
It is certainly one of my favorite engagement locations in DC area. Even though you only have couple weeks to have your pictures taken, it is totally worth it. It is one of the most beautiful spots in the World. Though it can get pretty crowded, so we suggest you consult your photographer and try to schedule early morning photo shoot to avoid crowd.
Walking from the Tidal Basin towards the Washington Monument observing the sky covered in the blanket of airily pink blossoms, is truly magnificent scene. With the branches of cherry blossoms bathing in the lake, what can be a better backdrop for two lovebirds? Every year I look forward to Cherry Blossom Season, I can never get too much of blushing beauty of cherry blossoms. Engagement pictures that we take during cherry blossom usually look light, crisp, and elegant.
2. Lincoln Monument and Reflecting pool
For the lovers of classy DC pictures, Lincoln memorial is a great choice. From the marble columns to the monument views, the elegance is unmatched.
The reflecting pool with the backdrop of the monument is indeed timeless.
3. Old Town Alexandria
Every time we go to take pictures in Old Town, we always discover something new. Every little street is filled with historic details. Old Town Alexandria is famous for cobble stone streets and fashionable waterfront.
Last time we had great addition to the photo shoot, 1967 Mustang. It completed the picture. I couldn't think of better place than Old Town, to take a pictures with classic retro car. Our couple received so many compliments on their pictures, and mostly a lot of people were surprised that it is Old Town Alexandria. They mentioned that it looked more like Italy. In order to capture gorgeous pictures, with European backdrop you don;t need to travel to Italy, let us just go to Old Town Alexandria. Old Town Alexandria is a home to great amount of architectural heritage, that serve as an amazing backdrop for engagement pictures.
4. Burke Lake
Did you always dream about romantic engagement pictures by the lake in a boat? Burke lake is the place to go. You can rent a boat and ask you florist to decorate it. Burke Lake is stunning at any time of the year. It will always have gorgeous reflection of the nature in the water. Burke Lake is not very busy, which makes it a perfect spot for engagement pictures.
5. Downtown Baltimore
For a fun filled evening with gorgeous locations from the inner harbor to the Federal hill, Downtown Baltimore truly fills you with an active fresh looking environment. You can rent one of the boats for some splendid looks by the sunset. Of course, if you decide to drive around there is the Falls point cobble stone road where you could capture a very romantic evening to your hearts content.
What makes Georgetown a your location is when you are looking for fun, young, city style pictures that capture your love. Your options range from the water back ground of a few boats to the fountain and the cobble stone walk ways.
You could even walk around the neighborhood and decide to make one of the picturesque houses your background as well.
7. Ocean city, Assateague Island
If you love Ocean, the Assateague Island is a perfect spot for your Engagement photos. You can have all the fun, run in the water barefoot, drive you truck in the shore, build sand castle and fly kites. It is perfect place not only for playful lifestyle pictures, but also for deeply romantic engagement sessions. I grew up in the coast, and the love for the ocean is embedded deep in my heart. Cool salty ocean breath make me feel alive, and if you know what I am talking about Ocean city is the perfect spot for your engagement photos.