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I accomplished two goals of mine with Clint and Justin’s engagement shoot:

  • Get some shots of low flying aircraft coming in to Reagan National Airport while the couple does amusing things, and…
  • Spend three hours at multiple locations with zero worries about having enough time.

Engagement shoots are normally 1 to 1.5 hours long, so this was effectively double that. And compared to the 30 minutes or less I usually have for couple portraits during a wedding day, it was quite welcome. I couldn’t resist making a few GIFs (pronounced with a hard G, of course)

We started at the Jefferson Memorial…

Animated GIF of a gay engagement session the Jefferson Memorial

…DIVERTED TO THE AIRPORT!

Animated GIF of a gay engagement session at Ronald Reagan Airport / National Airport wth planes flying overhead.
Animated GIF of a gay engagement session at Ronald Reagan Airport / National Airport wth planes flying overhead.
DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC - Two guys adjusting shirts.
DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC
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DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC

…and then moved around the Tidal Basin a bit…

Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial with the Tidal Basin and Washingon Monument in the background.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Jefferson Memorial with the Tidal Basin in the background.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial in the background.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.

Then the Lincoln Memorial. Parking and access to the monument is obnoxious. I  recommend taking a taxi.

Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.

Next up, the Spanish Steps in Kalorama. Fun Fact: I’ve shot two weddings there, the second one a referral from the first.

Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Kalorama Spanish Steps.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Kalorama Spanish Steps.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Kalorama Spanish Steps.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Kalorama Spanish Steps.

These panda statues are all over DC. New Goal: photograph every one of them with someone reenacting this pose.

Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot at the Kalorama Spanish Steps.

Final location! The bar where they met. It wasn’t open when we arrived, so we had to hang out in front of some fancy furniture store for 20 minutes.

Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot - Whiskey Helps t-shirt
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot - Logan Circle.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot - Logan Circle.
Washington, DC Same Sex Engagement Shoot - Logan Circle, Trade gay Bar / Night club.

And that’s it! Thanks to Clint and Justin for an awesome session. If anyone wants an amazing three hour long engagement shoot, let me know!

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