I am so excited to share Nicole and Michael’s engagement session on the blog today! Nicole and Michael are sportscasters who met and fell in love in Washington, DC, so it’s no surprise that they wanted a quintessential DC engagement session! Nicole and I had preplanned a couple of weekdays in the calendar for cherry blossom photos (since those blossoms are so temperamental), but as it would turn out, work would take Nicole out of DC until a Saturday morning which had to be our shoot date! But of course, like Nicole and Michael’s relationship, the stars aligned perfectly for our Saturday sunrise shoot and the cherry blossoms were the most gorgeous I’ve ever seen them! Hooray!
We started our shoot at the Lincoln Memorial for some photos of Nicole and Michael with the Washington Monument and Capitol in the background. The sun took forever to come up, but eventually we saw that gorgeous sunrise light! After our photos at the Lincoln, we took a short walk over to the cherry blossoms near the MLK Memorial and did the bulk of our photos right there! As you can see from some of the photos, the cherry blossoms had already drawn quite a crowd even at sunrise, but we were able to make a few photos work so it looked like Nicole and Michael were the only two people there! After our cherry blossom fun was over, we went back to Nicole and Michael’s neighborhood so they could freshen up, change, and bring Josie dog in for some photos! Josie is their beloved basset hound (who I’ve also had the pleasure to dog sit) and she totally turned on the charm as we walked around historic Naylor Court in Shaw. The last photo of Josie not wanting to come up the stairs after we were all done just kills me! She’s so cute!
Nicole wore a white GUCCI jumpsuit (which Beyonce has also adorned…swoon!) and her fabulous gold JIMMY CHOO‘s for the cherry blossom portion of the shoot. Michael looked pretty fabulous himself in a grey HUGO BOSS suit and even wore a lovely pink tie as a little nod to the cherry blossoms. For the Shaw neighborhood portion of the shoot, Michael wore J. CREW and Nicole wore a Helmut Lang coat and GUISEPPE ZANOTTI shoes. Josie dog had a brand new pink collar and leash to match the tie Michael had worn earlier in the shoot. Nicole and Michael were one of my most stylish couples to date!
Nicole and Michael, thank you so much for such a fun engagement shoot! I hope you love the photos as much as I do and I cannot wait until your wedding next year!