It was only a few weeks ago that I got the opportunity to go on a sailboat for an engagement session! Eeek! I was beyond excited to meet up with Briean and Casey again for their springtime engagement session at National Harbor. The last time I saw Briean and Casey was in the winter, when we did a wintertime engagement session. However, I knew that Briean and Casey had their hearts set on getting out onto a boat when the weather was warm for something nautical-themed! Briean and Casey have a ton of history when it comes to everything nautical! The National Harbor (site of the sailboat and Briean and Casey's future wedding) is significant because Briean worked there for 4 years and she loves the water, boat, tents and the view! Casey used to be a rescue diver in the Coast Guard, and Briean's favorite place ever is Bethany Beach! In fact, last July 3rd Casey proposed to Briean at Bethany among family and friends. He was even wearing a captains hat the entire time, which Briean didn't notice! So of course, we had to incorporate the hat into the engagement shoot. For these reasons and so many others, this was just the perfect shoot for this incredible couple!
When we initially arrived at the harbor, we were under the impression that we were going to actually go sail. However, there was a miscommunication between the coordinators and the captain, so we didn't have enough crew to actually go out into the water. BUT! We totally made the best of it, as it was still an amazing setting, and the captain even raised the jib for us so we could get a couple of great shots with it! To be honest, I was so happy with the photographs that we were able to get with the boat in dock, that it was quite all right that we didn't get to sail. Although I sort of wanted my What About Bob? moment, it's probably better that the boat was stable so I didn't go overboard with all of my camera equipment. *grin*
I hope you enjoy all of the shots below! There were just so many of Briean and Casey that I loved, so it was really difficult to narrow them down. They are an amazing(ly attractive) couple, and I cannot wait to work with them later this year at their wedding! Thanks so much for such a fun time, Briean and Casey!
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