March 7, 2017

DC Monument Engagement: Sarah & Ivan

First of all, these two impressed me beyond words. While they look so casually cute, I was taking photos completely bundled up. I’m talking winter coat, fleece leggings underneath my regular leggings, furry hat, big scarf, even hand warmers. In my defense, it was 28 degrees at six in the morning with just enough wind to make it worse.

But these two handled it like champs and completely rocked their session! You would never in a million years guess that they were that cold!! No complaining. Just a whole lot of love for each other. Like I said: impressive. When a couple handles a situation like that in such a graceful way, you know they’re meant to face the world together. And have you seen the way they look at each other? Best friends for life, I can already tell.

Sarah and Ivan are getting married this September, and they chose the monuments for their engagement session because living here represents such a special time in their life. They’re getting married in Michigan where they met, but right now their story is here. This is where they’re spending their time as an engaged couple, dreaming about their future. And now, they have photos to last a lifetime.

Sarah and Ivan, I have no doubt you will have a beautiful wedding day and an even more beautiful marriage. Enjoy some of my favorite moments!

DC Monument Engagement Photo


  1. Jacquelline says:

    I LOVE these photos! Sarah, you’re gorgeous. One of the best couples I know. Can’t wait for the wedding!

  2. Martha says:

    Adorable!!! I love how you can see the love they have for each other!! Amazing memories!

  3. Lizzy says:

    These photos are gorgeous and capture such a special time in your lives. I’m so excited for what what is sure to be a beautiful wedding!!

  4. Andy says:

    Stunning photos of you two! I think you will treasure the memories, and photos, of this time and this location for the rest of your lives.

  5. Lauren says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

  6. Cindy Kelley says:

    I love these pictures! I can hardly wait to celebrate your big day!! Love you both…Aunt Cindy

  7. Tami Duvall says:

    The Pictures are Beautiful! Love DC! Lovely couple!
    Congratulations you two!

  8. Alicia Williams says:

    LOVE! Cannot wait for the wedding! You will make a beautiful bride Sarah…and Ivan won’t look so bad either… 😉 Love you both!

  9. Lindsay G says:

    So freakin’ beautiful! Love all of these!

  10. […] such a joy to connect with my past couples as they grow their families. Sarah and Ivan had their Lincoln Memorial engagement photos taken a couple years ago with me, and now they’re welcoming a baby boy next […]

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