Andrea + Adam's Engagement Session || Baltimore, Maryland

I met up with Andrea and Adam for a wedding consult a few months ago, and we immediately went wild planning their engagement shoot - dogs! baltimore! beers! matching ridiculous workout shirts! - so many ideas running wild. 

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We started at their neighborhood park where puppybabe Fynn gets walks and got some seriously gorgeous golden hour time.

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....and also some pretty fabulous puppy goofiness. That's one seriously photogenic dog! 

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After we wrapped at the park, we headed over to the UnderArmour HQ where these personal trainin' babes work - it was SUCH an awesome spot to shoot.

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And of course, who doesn't want an excuse to bring pizza and RosΓ© to a shoot?!

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I might be partial cos they got me a super sweet UA hat that I can't stop wearing (thanks again!), but this was such an awesome session! Can't wait for these two swolemates to tie the knot next year. -MEJ

Scott + Jordan's Engagement Session || Washington, DC

First off (and yes, I know I'm partial) - shout out to friends who gift engagement sessions! It's such a neat way to meet new clients, and I knew right from the start I was going to love Scott and Jordan. I was looking forward to their engagement session for many months, even more so when I found out that they live in the same building as a few of my DC friends! We started our session right in their neighborhood, enjoying the breezy, beautiful golden hour at Navy Yard.

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These west coasties made a special request to wear alma mater (and rival!) college pullovers, and it got hilariously 'heated'.

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After a quick outfit change, we popped over to the Capitol and kept the golden magic strong, right on in to a seriously gorgeous sunset.

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Seriously, you can't beat this view! And how lucky were we to have the are relatively empty? Or, at least by empty-enough-to-photoshop-out-stragglers ;)

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Loved this evening, loved this session, loved these two! Congrats again to Scott and Jordan, thanks for the seriously special shoot. -MEJ

Nikki + Stephen's Engagement Session || Atlanta, Georgia

Let me tell y'all all about the time I got kicked out of a mall by security with a former SCAD classmate of mine....

Okay, so it wasn't that dramatic or cool, but after some last minute "Hey, I'll be in Atlanta!"s with the incredibly sweet, incredibly talented Nikki Floreno, we set up an engagement session at the North Point Mall. A....mall? Yeah, okay seriously follow me on this one! Nikki is an AMAZING illustrator, all of her work makes me want to pull it off the page and squish it for it's adorableness, so of course an indoor shoot at a gorgeous carousel midday in the Atlanta 'burbs is a genius idea.

That is, until the management you'd contacted for permission is away on vacation, and the on-duty manager refused to acquiesce to our polite request. Anyways, long story short, we were asked to leave by a security guard. Punk rock, y'all. ANNNNNNYYYYYYWWWWAAAAAYYYSSSSS, Stephen and Nikki had a secondary location, which happened to be pretty amazing: book + coffee date at their local Barnes and Noble.

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Nikki just wrapped up an amazingly successful kickstarter for her book Amelia and the Flying Cat, so naturally the kid's section of B&N was the perfect place to start our shoot.

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And these two? Total hams. They could not stop cracking each other (and me) up! 

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I didn't realize how perfect a bookstore would end up being for an engagement session - we had a total field day with titles on the shelves as props. 

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So if you didn't pick up on it by now - these two love to laugh. Like, nonstop. So Stephen snagged a set of cups and specifically requested baristas well....do their thing. Why can I not stop cracking up at Pheven and Neeki? Like, my sides hurt. 

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I had such a blast with these two - even if it was a short little hangout that didn't got exactly as planned, it was so much fun! -MEJ