A DC kind of love. Sarah and Zach!

I am so excited to share these pictures I took of this perfect couple this past weekend. I LOVE how they turned out and had such a great time snapping their sweet love for each other.

I met Sarah through a facebook group for nursing school and saw that she was looking for someone to take her engagement pictures. I was so excited when she said she’d let me take some pictures of them since I am always looking to practice my photography. We met for coffee a few weeks later and discussed the type of pictures she was looking for. Together, we both agreed on a fall engagement shoot that would include their son Trooper the lab, Penn State jerseys, a location that would show off DC, and of course… NO CHEESY POSES!

After weeks of gathering ideas and studying pinterest, I met with Sarah and Zach at the Lincoln Memorial to start off our photoshoot. We obviously had to get the perfect lighting so I set my alarm for 6am and was off to the memorial for sunrise. On any other occasion I would be extremely cranky if I woke up at 6am, but I was up and more than excited to get the shoot going. I would do it everyday just for this view..

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The Lincoln Memorial was the perfect location. The lighting, the monument, the steps, the columns, the marble.. no wonder the morning was filled with photographers and couples! I definitely got to shoot the best couple of them all though. I mean the pictures speak for themselves. We all get a little awkward posing for pictures and Sarah mentioned this would be a concern cause naturally she didn’t want the pictures to look silly, but I was so proud of them! By the end of the shoot, they were naturals! 😉

These pictures totally brought tears to my eyes when I was editing them. You can just see their love for one another on their faces.

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These pictures where one is looking at the other are my absolute favorite and so sweet.

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Trooper is loving all the love! His eyes! haha!

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Thanks again Sarah and Zach for letting me take these engagement pictures! I loved getting to know you both and capturing this special time in your life.

Xo,

Gabrielle Zoey

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