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National Mall Engagement Session | Victoria & Joe

Victoria and Joe are getting married this weekend– exciting!  I shot their National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival.  We had a blast!

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

 

If you’ll recall, the cherry blossoms began to bloom in mid March.  In late March, we were hit with a snow storm. The storm killed a significant number of the cherry blossoms.  Luckily, there was a “second bloom,” and we were able to photograph in the wind and whirls of falling cherry blossoms.

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

 

Joe and Victoria met in high school on a blind date.  Victoria attended an all-girls school and needed a date to a dance.  Joe, a friend of a friend, happily volunteered!  Victoria is so-so smart and such a stunner, who wouldn’t volunteer to be her date!?

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria’s bright pink top was a perfect compliment to the falling cherry blossoms.  And those block heels?  So cute, right?  They are from Steve Madden, and you can get them here. (**note, this is an affiliate link)

National Mall engagement sessions are the definition of iconic Washington.  Shooting a National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival is like adding magic sprinkles to iconic DC.

Usually shooting during a National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom festival is a fight– a fight for sidewalk space, for shooting locations unencumbered of hundreds of visitors, and a fight against the cold.  We shot on a mild Sunday morning.  The weather was perfect and the Tidal Basin was relatively empty.

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

Victoria and Joe grew up in the DC suburbs.  Victoria now manages a medical office and Joe manages pool systems for a national sports club chain.  Both continue to love living in the Washington, DC, area.  Shooting a National Mall engagement session was a logical location for these two.

Victoria and Joe's National Mall engagement session during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC. Engagement photos by Washington, DC's best wedding photographer Jalapeno Photography. For more on Jalapeno Photography see http://www.jalapenophotography.com

 

Victoria and Joe will get married this weekend just outside of DC at a beautiful Catholic ceremony followed by a reception at a gorgeous country club– stay tuned for the exact details!

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  1. Sandy

    May 25th, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    Beautiful images. I love the one with the Cherry Blossom and the monument, the reflection in the water, all of it — just beautiful!

  2. info@jalapenophotography.com

    May 25th, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you so much, Sandy!

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