As we walked towards our first spot in Glen Echo Park for engagement portraits, we were just lightly discussing wedding plans. I responded to some bit of information with a rather vague, “That’s exciting” and Rachel looked right at me and said, “It is. I love him so much.” I thought – wow, I like this girl SO MUCH and this is going to be an AWESOME shoot!!!!! I loved the fact that wedding plan talk centered around the simple fact of their love for one another and I loved Rachel’s vulnerability. Indeed, Rachel was super free with her excitement about many things, from her fiance Jon (who is equally as enamored with Rachel!!), the flowers we walked by, crape myrtle trees, signs, pictures we showed her on the back of the camera… so many things!!! Every single bit of enthusiasm was totally sincere and it was wonderful to be around – completely infectious!!
The one thing we ALL kept exclaiming over was the sunny weather. We’ve now crushed the record, as I understand it, for the most consecutive rainy days ever in Maryland. After postponing the shoot once for rain and super cold temps (which we never do), we were all panicking (in a totally mature and adult way) about the forecast of THUNDERSTORMS that persisted all week and even through the morning of their shoot. But, as an answer to our prayers, we had SUN for the entire session. And it wasn’t just a little sun peeking through the clouds – it was bright, beaming, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky sun!!! All in all, it was a perfect shoot for this sunny couple and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you!!! Enjoy!