Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session| Alexandria VA Wedding Photographer

So in Love! Jeanette and Jared’s engagement was in Old Town Alexandria and it is my favorite place for engagement photos. We had such a great time and they are such an amazing couple.

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If you recently got engaged, you’re probably starting to think about your engagement photo session. How can you make sure you get the best pictures possible? An engagement session is important because it gives you the opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera and you learn how to communicate with your photographer. The engagement photos also give you both a memory of this special time together. So whether you’re planning to use your engagement photos for your Save-a-Date cards or just want to have some beautiful professional photographs to hang in your apartment, here are some tips on how to get ready for your engagement photo shoot.

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Make sure you coordinate. Engagement photos are supposed to be about you as a couple and the love you have for each other, so make sure that comes through in the pictures! You don’t need to be matchy-matchy, but make sure your outfits look good together. You can color coordinate by choosing complementary colors for you gorgeous engagement photos.

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Choose a location. Couples can choose a place that is meaningful to them. So as you’re thinking through places that mean something to you, keep in mind what you’ll want to do while you’re there. One of my favorite spots is Old Town Alexandria near the waterfront and cobblestone alleys, shops and historic buildings. There are endless spots to capture private intimate moments. From the place he proposed or your favorite park or town. Some of my favorite DC Metro locations are: Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown, Smithsonian Gardens, Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, Kennedy Center, Great Falls Park, Leesburg, Cabell’s Mill, Middleburg, and Aldie Mill.

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Let’s chat!! I sit down with all of my couples for a complimentary initial consultation. We talk about your sweetheart, your big day, the dreams you have, your budget & exactly how Gilroy Photography can help you. After we get to know one another, I provide you a wedding package with a customized price. All Gilroy Photography Brides receive a Bridal Guide complimentary with their package! My Wedding Collections begin at $1,800, with the full experience from $2400. Contact Donna Gilroy at 571-379-9844 to schedule an initial complimentary consultation. Engagement Photographer | Alexandria, VA | Gilroy Photography of Northern Virginia.

Jessie + Kevin | Alexandria, Virginia Engagement Photos

Jessie and Kevin were great fun to photograph! They chose one of my favorite engagement session locations, Old Town Alexandria. I began the beautiful couple’s Alexandria engagement photos on King Street and then we walked down to the amazing waterfront. Old Town Alexandria has gorgeous views of the boats and water and the delightful gazebos are great fun for couples. The Nautical theme engagement session has lots of sweet touches. Enjoy!

Love Story of Jessie and Kevin
From Jessie’s point of view

We met through mutual friends in 2011, but didn’t start dating until after a friend’s wedding in 2012. Our first date in June took place at Dupont Circle. We ended up sitting at the fountain and talking for hours! We had a late dinner at Kramerbooks and Afterwords, then we shared our first kiss on the metro escalator heading home. Fast forward to October 2013, when we took a trip to Cincinnati to Kevin’s hometown and meet his family. The first night we were there, we saw Of Mice and Men performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. After the performance, Kevin led me to the statue of Hamlet (a pig dressed like the Shakespeare character) and popped the question! Of course, I responded with a resounding Yes – that may have woken up half the city! We then when to Arnold’s for celebratory drinks.

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Jennifer + William | Engagement Photos in Old Town Alexandria, VA

They are obviously so much in love – a beautiful couple! I am so looking forward to their Wedding next May in Fairfax, Virginia! On a crisp October afternoon we started their Alexandria Engagement Photos at the Old Town Alexandria Waterfront and ventured up Prince Street to the Carlyle House. Congratulations to them both! Here are a few of the pics from the engagement session.

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Jeanette + Jarred – Engagement Photographs – Old Town Alexandria, VA

It was a late Sunday afternoon in April and we had a great time walking along the beautiful streets and waterfront in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia for their engagement photographs. What a fun and loving couple!

By the Waterfront

By the Waterfront

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