photography session in dc

After we moved abroad for my husband’s job, we had every intention of coming back to the DC area. I started my career on Capitol Hill, my first “real” apartment was located on the trusty red line, Brandon drunkenly confessed his undying love to me after meeting at a bar in Dupont Circle, and we made many other memories here. Plus… the monuments are a good enough reason to live in this area. Have I ever mentioned my obsession with the Capitol building? I used to get lost in those tunnels, yo. And not because I was exploring… I was legit lost trying to find the flag office as an intern. Anyway…

The Capitol Building and Lincoln Memorial took this photography session to another level. It also helped that Christa and M.V. are a completely adorable and sentimental couple. Christa brought her wedding shoes to this shoot and M.V. had his wedding socks, bow tie, and handkerchief on hand, which I thought was completely wonderful.

Here’s a sneak peek of their session over the weekend:

Photography Session DC Capitol
Photography Session Lincoln Memorial
Couples Session Lincoln Memorial
Couples Session Capitol Building
Photo Session Capitol Building
Photography Session Capitol Building
Photography Session DC Capitol Building
Photography Shoot Capitol Building
Capitol Hill Photo Session
National Mall Photo Session
Photography Session in DC
Photographer in Washington DC
Couple in front of Capitol

P.S. Christa has her own blog so be sure to check it out!


Filed Under: Photography, Voyage Photography Studio31 Comments
  • Ech & Will

    Gorgeous photos! The monuments are an amazing backdrop, I want a session like this!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Come to DC and we’ll schedule a session. :)

  • Jess Shanahan

    Beautiful, the perfect location for these kinds of photos. I love the little detail shots like the shoes and the bouquet.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you, Jess!

  • Stephanie

    Beautiful photos! I was in DC in May for work, but unfortunately I didn’t have ANY time to go sight seeing. I hope I can get back there sometime to see all the monuments. :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Let me know when you’re back and we’ll grab coffee or something!

  • Lix Hewett

    Dude. Duuude. The one of her with the legs up! The one overlooking the road! Da-amn.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Yay! Glad you like them! :)

  • Kelley @ Move By Yourself

    I love DC. What great locations for a photo shoot! Great job, they are beautiful!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks so much, Kelley!

  • Macy Gutermuth

    So lovely!! You did an amazing job

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Macy! I really love taking photos of couples!!

  • Shelby

    Oh my goodness, these pictures are so wonderful! They are the most adorable couple, and I love that they added their cute pup into some of the photos! Good job lady!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I love the pup’s tongue in that photo. Too cute. ;)

  • Hope

    Such wonderful photos, and this couple is just adorable! H xx

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Hope!

  • KC Saling

    These pictures are adorable! And you can’t beat the location! Wow!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you! Totally agree… that’s the good part about living around DC, I suppose!

  • Desiree Law

    beautiful photography! i always loving seeing these previews of such romantic shoots!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Desiree!

  • Abi

    Love the photos! I really love the fourth one and they look so good especially in black and white – really captures the romance and love, so nice to see! Abi :)

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thanks, Abi! I like the black and white shots, too.

  • Courtney Spena

    I have an absolute love affair with the monuments too. One of the most beautiful places in the world. Love it so. These pictures are amazing.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      The monuments are pretty awesome! And thank you!

  • Reasons to Dress

    These photographs are absolutely stunning. They make me think of one of my favorite wedding sites Style Me Pretty….. I’ve never been to D.C., but I think these pictures have planted the seed to visit.

    • Postcards from Rachel

      I am obsessed with Style Me Pretty so that’s the nicest compliment ever. Thank you!

  • Amanda

    Oh my goodness Rachel! These are absolutely AMAZING!!!!! That last one is to die for. So classy and timeless. I love all of them!

    • Postcards from Rachel

      Thank you, dear! So happy with how they turned out.

  • abby – little city adventures

    So classy and glamorous! Love the black and white foot pop kiss photo…and her dress is beautiful! Great job :)

  • Alice

    Beautiful pictures, love them! x


  • Fran

    These are so beautiful!!