Rock Creek Park Engagement Session
Josh + Allie
Their engagement session:
Josh and Allie's engagement session was at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC! Rock Creek Park is a 1,754-acre city park surrounding the entire DMV (DC, MD & VA) and is the third national park founded by the national government. Rock Creek Park for sure gives off the peacefulness vibe from the waterfalls, tall trees, trails, bridges, and all the outdoorsyness you can find while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city environment.
When Allie reached out about their engagement session she mentioned how they had started long-distance since Josh had recently moved to Washington, DC for his job, while she is still in Michigan. They're both originally from Michigan and have been family friends since they were little, so now being hours away from each other - when they have time together, they make the most of it (aka an engagement session with me, woohoo!) When we started brainstorming ideas for their engagement session Josh and Allie wanted their engagement session to value their new city of Washington, DC, and how much it's meant to their relationship. Then, Rock Creek Park came up and was the ideal location for being in nature, while also being in their new city home of the District of Columbia.
Their proposal story:
"Wellll... funny story. Josh now tells me, he had the ring and was planning to propose on our trip to Hawaii this past March. The trip was canceled due to an unforeseen pandemic :( Of course, I was hoping it would happen there but when it got canceled, I had no idea! I was visiting DC two times in April and May and thought it would happen then, but nothing. Then I came again in July... on my last day there, we decided to take a trip to the Shenandoah National Park bc it was the only day off he had the entire time I was there. We packed up, grabbed the dog and road tripped. We picked the summit to hike with the best view, and when we got to the top, it was just us and the dog and it was so beautiful!"
As you can see.. these two love what nature has to offer, and regardless of how the proposal was supposed to go, they're engaged and thriving! (Again, as you can see below...)
To Josh & Allie:
I had the best evening with you two! I loved learning about who you two are as a couple and I can't wait to see what the future has in store! Thank you for choosing me to capture this very special time in your relationship xo