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Daphne + Steve's Secret Garden engagement at Georgetown's Montrose Park | Washington DC engagement photographers

When you meet people for the first time, do you ever think to yourself, "wow, I adore this person and really hope I'm awesome enough that they'll want to be friends with me"?  Daphne + Steve made me feel that way! They are a dynamic duo, and strike me as such force-multipliers for good and happiness in the world! They are the sweetest, most down-to-earth and friendly couple you could ever hope to meet. Such a dynamic duo! I'm super excited for their wedding at the Children's Theater and Barns at Wolf Trap this year... when the engagement photos are this full of cheerful love, their wedding day is going to be unbelievable! 

casual romantic park engagement photos DC

We headed to one of my favorite places in DC, Montrose Park in Georgetown. I love all of the different parts of the park, from the wooded meadow, to the stone gates, to the playgrounds and the formal English garden. I almost don't want to tell people about it; as I don't want it to get too popular!

casual romantic park engagement photos DC
casual romantic park engagement photos DC
casual romantic park engagement photos DC
casual romantic park engagement photos DC

Daphne + Steve's love and joy shining through these photos are what make them so wonderful... but can we talk about this light for a second? Of course, when it comes to engagement photos or any other portraits, YOU, the subject, are what's most important... but as so many of my couples know, when at all possible, I LOVE to shoot just before sunset. Because this is when the magic happens. No seriously, it's a time of day called magic hour, when the sun is low in the sky and just wraps around faces and everything for that silky, beautiful glow! Especially in late spring and early fall, it's... well... magical!

casual romantic park engagement photos DC
casual romantic park engagement photos DC
casual romantic park engagement photos DC