March 1, 2017

Old Town Alexandria Engagement: Bridget & Joe

When Bridget reached out to me about her September wedding, she mentioned how much she loves photos. Right then, I knew we were going to get along!! It always makes me so happy when my couples can’t wait to document all the moments. Especially during something as exciting as your engagement and wedding!

It made me even happier when Bridget and Joe agreed to do a sunrise session! Now, these are done super early, with a start time between 5am-7am depending on the time of year (this one was actually at 6:30 – not too bad!). But, if you choose a location like Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown or DC, it’s always worth it. Since no one is around, it makes it so much easier to get photos that truly reflect your personalities.

Also, when we are shooting on the waterfront, it’s so much easier to get wider shots without people in the background! I am so thankful these two understood how valuable that is and made the effort to get up extra early. As you can tell from my favorites below, it was worth it!

Bridget and Joe actually met one year ago, today. They were so cute the entire session, either making each other laugh or having a sweet moment when I would give them a minute to talk to each other (this is how you get those genuine photos! They were so good at it!) You can easily tell they’re the perfect match for each other, and it was so exciting talking about all their wedding plans! I know September is still a while away, but I can’t wait to document their day!

I wish you both the very best as you plan for your marriage together!



Alexandria engagement photos


Alexandria engagement photos
Alexandria engagement photos
Alexandria engagement photos


  1. Tara says:

    beautiful pictures of a beautiful couple!

  2. Lydia says:

    These are beautiful! Y’all make such a wonderful couple. Love and prayers coming your way from the DeCastras!

  3. Auntie Sandy says:

    So cute and you look sooo happy and so happy for you both!!!!

  4. Susan Shea says:

    You really captured Bridget’s personality in these photos! I knew they were in love, but these photos really capture the essence of their love. How beautiful!

  5. Shelly Smith says:

    Absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Bridget says:


    We can’t thank you enough for these beautiful photos. You were a joy to work with and we are so excited to work with you again on our wedding day!


    Bridget & Joe

    • Emily Alyssa says:

      Bridget & Joe, thank you so much!! You are both so sweet to say this!! I had an amazing time at your engagement session, and I know your wedding will be so perfect!

  7. Kenzie says:

    I love how these turned out! Can’t wait for your big day!

  8. Jackie says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the natural morning light. You guys are too cute and you look great!

  9. Jackie says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Love the natural morning light. You guys are too cute and you look great!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Your pictures are great can,t wait to see u both u make an adorable couple love u aunt Dianne uncle Ron

  11. Anonymous says:

    These photos are absolutely breathtaking. Bridgets and Joe’s engagement photos turned out beautifully and you did a fabulous job. What a beautiful couple! You are very talented!

    With love,
    Katie Dougherty

  12. Torie says:

    I love these pictures! What beautiful snaps of these two’s love! I can’t wait to see the wedding day shots!

  13. […] of all, Bridget and Joe have the kindest hearts, the most amazing families and a wedding party that knows how to have fun!! […]

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