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Grant + Emily | Engaged

A Vienna Engagement Shoot | DC Wedding Photographer

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I love shooting in new places. Sure, it’s not always easy because I don’t have my “go-to” spots but it’s so refreshing to shoot something FRESH! Michael and I loved walking around downtown Vienna with Emily and Grant. Emily mentioned shooting in downtown Vienna for their engagement pictures and I was all about it! We have photographed several weddings in this area but I’ve never been able to explore too far from the church. I loved that Em already knew which spots I would love because she’s been following our work for so long!

These two are just the best! They are so easy to talk to and laugh with. I felt like we had been friends for years. I loved hearing about their families, their jobs and their wedding plans. They booked such a long time ago and I loved finally getting time to hangout with them! Their wedding day is going to be so much fun!! They blew me away with their modeling skills and it cracked me up because Emily said she was NERVOUS about their shoot! That’s how it always works… if a couple is nervous before their shoot, they are normally AMAZING in front of the camera! 😃

Enjoy scrolling through some of my favorites from Grant and Emily’s shoot!! And p.s. They love holding “pinkies” instead of holding hands and I think it’s the cutest thing!!!

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