US Capitol Hill Engagement Session // Haley + Brecken // Washington D.C.

The US Capitol Hill is as iconic as it goes for a Washington DC engagement session location. To avoid the crowds though, we scheduled a sunrise session. Haley and Brecken were seriously troopers for braving the cold that morning – temperatures were in the 30s and 40s. Even so, Haley insisted that they keep their coats off for almost the entire session. It was definitely worth it!

I have to give a huge thank you to Capitol Hill Police. They lead us up the stairs of the Capitol for a few photos. I don’t think that’s typically allowed! I think they admired our tenacity for braving the cold, plus we were the only ones there aside from some die hard DC joggers. I’d love to give a shoutout to the individual officer, but I’m leaving out his name just in case.

Here’s more on their story from Haley:

“My fiance and I were partners in our university’s Model United Nations class three years ago – that’s how we met and hit it off! We became best friends, and before we knew it, we were falling in love.

Flash forward to December 22, 2018, when Brecken surprised me in New York City – where I was with my family on a trip – and proposed to me in front of the United Nations, where we competed and fell in love, where our story began.

We love politics, and we both just recently moved out to DC to work. We hope to be living in DC or Virginia after we get married – hopefully where we will get law school acceptances! We have a passion for politics and making the world a better place, but more importantly, we are so grateful to have a partner through it all. We believe in each other & our goals to be better and do better. DC is the place to make that happen. Taking our engagement photos here would be so special – because it’s where we hope to start our lives together, and it’s a place full of opportunity for us to help each other to make an impact on the world.”

For an update on the law school situation…keep scrolling!

Capitol building black and white couple in front of capitol building follow me portrait in front of capitol dip kiss in front of capitol hill black and white portraits in front of reflecting pool couple embracing black and white portrait of couple couple in front of Grant statue

Woman power pose reflecting pool

Working that power pose – Haley recently found out that she got accepted to Georgetown Law! Huge congrats on this awesome accomplishment!

Woman portraits DC

man portrait DC

Walking along First Street in DC

Couple hugging

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couple during engagement session

couple sitting in front of capitol

couple walking up to and way from capitol building

couple in front of arches

engagement session at capitol building

DC engagement photography session

black and white portrait of couple

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  1. Awesome inspiration for the day. These photos are amazing. Thanks for sharing!