Monday, May 2, 2011

Engagement shoot: to market, to market

Andrew and I had our engagement photos taken around Capitol Hill this past Saturday (finally, yay!), and I can honestly say the whole experience was even more fun and laid-back than I expected it to be! We staged plenty of poses around the Dome and Senate-side grotto before heading to Eastern Market for some more informal photos against a backdrop of brick walls and produce stands. To our delight, the weather held up and despite the wind making its presence known on occasion by messing with my hair in the midst of a shot, it couldn't have been a prettier day.

My mother's sister, Daria, was visiting with us for the weekend and we dragged her along for the ride -- but she captured some great behind-the-scenes moments from the shoot and was able to wander off on her own at Eastern Market to peruse the antiques and jewelry vendors. Even our photographer, Lisa Boggs, came back with acquisitions of her own: a gorgeous amber ring and an adorable, floppy sun hat :)

Lisa tells me that she should have some of the shots up on her blog by Thursday, and I can't wait to see how everything turned out! A BIG THANK YOU to Lisa for her patience with us novice models and for her awesome ideas on composition, and also many many thanks to my makeup artist, Gina Robinson, for making me look so pretty! 

{Andrew and I ham it up between takes; courtesy of my aunt Daria}