Kennedy Center Engagement Session | DC Engagement Photos

Kennedy Center Engagement Session // Hallie + Alex // Washington DC

A Kennedy Center Engagement Session was perfect for DC couple Hallie & Alex, who met at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. In their session filled with iconic DC locations, our second location was the National Mall. Our original plan was Constitution Gardens. But due to the surprise fencing (aka typical DC), we decided to simply relax in another area of greenery on the Mall. We set-up a picnic and popped some bubbly to celebrate their engagement. This also gave us the opportunity to incorporate their weekly pastime, reading the New Yorker to each other. 

Lastly, we went over to the Lincoln Memorial – a beautiful and iconic engagement session location for any DC couple. I love the mix of iconic DC to-dos and personal touches they included in their session! Plus, Alex found out he loves wearing burgundy so much he changed his wedding jacket to burgundy. Definitely a fun win to discover at the engagement session, and I can’t wait to see it at the wedding!

As foodie couples go, Hallie and Alex are pretty die-hard foodies. A favorite pastime for these two is going on ‘food-ventures’. They love exploring new restaurants in their neighborhood and all around DC. For a special date night out, the couple’s go-to is El Sol DC, which has incredible authentic Mexican cuisine. They also enjoy staying in and cooking at home, such as watching movies while sharing Hallie’s homemade browned-butter popcorn. When asked to use one word to describe each other, Alex described Hallie as gregarious, saying she is quite the social butterfly! Hallie describes Alex as one of the most loving people she has ever met. 

In our conversations ahead of their wedding day, I’ve noticed Hallie and Alex both share a deep love for family. With the help of their incredible event planning team, Sugar Taylor Co., they have an entire weekend of events set-up for their guests! They’re getting married this coming September, and I can’t wait to celebrate with them at Castle Hill Cider soon! 


couple walking hand in hand during kennedy center engagement session

man and woman hugging and kissing during engagement session

woman on man's back during outdoor engagement session

man hugging woman during outdoor engagement session

woman putting hand over man's face making silly face

detail shot of engagemetn ring during kennedy center engagement session

engaged couple sitting on blanket toasting during engagement session

woman holding glass of champagne during kennedy center engagement session

woman holding map while laying with partner on blanket

engaged couple sitting together celebrating their engagement

couple leaning against wall at kennedy center during engagement session

man and woman celebrating engagement together

man spinning woman during engagement session at kennedy center woman spinning man around during engagement session

man and woman walking hand in hand during kennedy center engagement session

engaged couple sitting together heads together at sunset

man and woman sitting together at Kennedy Center engagement session


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  1. […] As a nod to the start of their love story and their love for their home city of DC, we did their engagement session at the Kennedy Center. It was a blast, and only made me more excited for their wedding […]

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