5.4.11

John + Whitney {Washington DC Engagement Photography}

"I've got halo's made of summer,
Rhythms made of spring

I got crowns of words a woven 
Each one a song to sing."
brooke fraser | something in the water


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I had only e-mailed Whitney a few times,
and she was a girl who knew what she wanted.
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A sunrise engagement, 
with the pretty light, 
at the Tidal Basin,
with the cherry blossoms.
That was that.
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So early Sunday morning (my alarm clock definitely went off at 4:30 am),
we met at the break of dawn.
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The kind of dawn that is muted, 
and a tad chilly.
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The kind of dawn that is still grey,
and rubbing it's eyelashes while it wakes up.
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And this bombshell,
with her sweet, architecture-major fiancee' 
hit the day running, 
with smiles, light and joy.
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Whitney and John started dating last January,
and got engaged a few weeks ago.
And it was adorable

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While we waited for our sparkly yellow light,
Whitney + Jon told me their engagement story.
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"I wanted to ask her before dinner,
so that I would be able to enjoy dinner and not have that on my mind.
But it ended up not working out.
So it was on my mind all dinner."
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Whitney piped in "And I figured if he was going to ask,
it would be at dinner!  
So when it didn't happen,
I convinced myself that it wasn't happening tonight."
Typical ;)
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After a few mis-haps,
John ended up taking her to a special place in the city,
with all the stunning DC lights illuminating the night.
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"He was kissing me - which is very typical -
and he pulled away and...
asked me a question! I said yes yes yes!"
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You're not getting the full effect of how sweet it was,
because you aren't hearing Whitney describe it.
Or watching John watch her describe it.
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She's a firework.
A brilliant, excitable, contagious woman.
He's a fire stone.
Solid, warm, strong.
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They literally danced and sung and laughed their way through DC.
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There were actually a handful of other couples,
getting their engagement pictures done at the same time.
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As we passed them,
and I saw the awkward body-language,
heard the awkward silence,
felt the unease,
I was so stinkin' grateful I was shooting these two ;)
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They are birds of a feather.
They fell in love together.
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"Give me long days in the sun, 
Preludes to the nights to come...
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 ...Previews of the mornings laying in all laaaazy ...
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...Give me something fun to do,
 like a life of loving you...
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...Kiss me quick!
 Now baby I'm still crazy over you..."
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That's how I would describe them:
crazy about each other.
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People say that a fair amount in my line of work,
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But I just felt it with them especially.
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She is ca-RAZY about him.
He is caaaaaarazy over her.
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And they love hugging and kissing.
And being together.
That was that.

:D

Congratulations you two!

7 comments:

  1. So. Looking at these totally makes me want to get up at 4:30am to take photographs. And I don't even like getting up early. Oh, and the cherry blossoms? Amazing.

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  2. I love them ALL. Especially the ones with the cherry blossoms. She looks like a stinkin model! Amaaaaazing. :)

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  3. Love the sun flare and the cherry blossoms! :D

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  4. Wow this was lovely, and yes they are crazy in love and it was beautiful to see how your captured them....AMAZING WORK!

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  5. Those are the cutest DC engagement pictures eeeeever!!

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  6. Ohh gosh, love these :) the one near the beginning with the monument and of course the golden cherry blossom ones are my faves :) these make me excited to be a photographer hehe.

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