I love how the universe is bringing me all the people who happen to want to shoot at the same locations I’ve had my eye on! Such was the case with Tessy and Bobby’s Roosevelt Island engagement photos this past weekend, in Arlington, Virginia!
D.C. Love Affair
Tessy and Bobby met in L.A. (she’s from L.A. and he’s from Denver), and traveled to D.C. for Tessy to attend Georgetown University for her Masters. They got engaged in D.C. this past spring at the tidal basin during cherry blossoms season! So romantic! To carry on their love affair with D.C. (and each other), they wanted to do their Roosevelt Island engagement photos in a place that captured some quintessential D.C. landmarks, along with a place they love.
The Roosevelt Island Connection
I was so excited when I talked to Tessy and she said one of her favorite places in the area is Roosevelt Island. I’ve been wanting to do a session along the river / G.W. Parkway near Roosevelt Island for forever, and knew I had to find the right couple because of the logistics. I figured not just anyone would want to park and walk for about ten minutes to get to the good spots where I wanted to shoot. And I was right; not just anyone would want to do that – but Tessy and Bobby have a soft spot for this location, so they were excited to make the walk!
These two love birds were pure magic in front of the camera! I could tell they have a great time together by the way they were snuggling and talking and flirting during each shot. If their Roosevelt Island engagement photos tell us anything, it’s that these two are going to have a charmed life together!
Special shoutout to my mentee, Meghan of Meghan Theresa Photography, who shadowed this session. She was there to learn and observe, but jumped right in with a proactive and helpful attitude to help me and Tessy & Bobby with a bunch of stuff during the shoot!
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Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.