Brian and Juli had a great idea for their engagement photos - they wanted to take pictures around their neighborhood in DC! We started their session at Eastern Market, walked around the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and finished up at Lincoln Park. We found tons of great spots to stop for pictures! I will definitely be adding the Eastern Market/Capitol Hill route to my list of recommended DC engagement shoot locations.
Fun story about this couple: Brian is a professional Monopoly player! No joke. He is ranked #3 IN THE WORLD. And it was actually on a trip to Indiana for a Monopoly tournament that he met Juli. They hit it off immediately, and after their first date Juli bought Monopoly-themed fabric because she knew she would eventually want to make him a quilt (which you'll see in the photos below). These two are not only big board game fans, but also big sports fans and I love how they incorporated their passions into their engagement photos!
Murals always make a great backdrop for engagement pictures, and DC has so many of them! This might be one of my new favorites.
After a quick outfit change for their favorite football teams, we made our way to Lincoln Park. Brian and Juli love to walk around this park and watch people with dogs (until they can get their own one day!), and they wanted to make sure to grab some shots with the Mary McLeod Bethune statue.
This is one of Juli's famous quilts! Purple with soccer balls for Brian's favorite soccer team - Orlando City. And this is the Juli-Brian Bowl Trophy, made by one of their close friends to document their Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Chicago Bears rivalry!
And then we broke out the Monopoly quilt! I asked if they wanted to do any engagement photos actually playing Monopoly, but I was informed that it is really a four-person game and playing it with only two people would just look ridiculous 😂 The board will definitely come out on wedding day though when the bridal party can be involved!
My engagement sessions usually end when it starts to get dark, but we decided to stick around a little longer for the pretty string lights and fireflies.