Whoever said high school love would never last – never found love in high school. Diana and Jon met and dated during those years and has remained together ever since! Even living in different parts of the country didn’t stop their relationship from growing. There was a time when Jon was living in Texas and Diana was finishing school in Maryland that travel to see each other was mandatory – at least twice a month. Even with the distance, they somehow made it work. They both knew that it was all worth it.
Diana and I have known each other since high school days. We actually became better friends after playing on the same soccer team for WAGS (Washington Area Girls Soccer). During those days, I vaguely remember her introducing me to a new guy named Jon. As they started dating, Diana and I sort of went off in different circles – but we always had soccer! And now we will have a wedding! When Diana contacted me for wedding prices, it was exciting to reconnect with an old friend and talk about life and high school gossip – those never change. I’m so happy that she’s getting married and more excited that the Jon she introduced me to in high school is the same one that she’s tying the knot with! Congrats!
Under the jaw-dropping backdrop of the National Capitol Columns inside the United States National Arboretum. I met Diana and Jon on location dressed ‘to the nines’. They both loved architecture and wanted to do something in DC and the columns were a perfect idea! What was not so perfect was that the location was under heavy surveillance, any professional photos had to have a permit. A one hour session would cost $250! After a brief discussion, Diana and Jon decided to take on the expensive investment and now it was my turn to work under pressure. It was a good thing that we did the engagement on a weekday because there were minimal visitors on site. The cost of having a guard secure the area from other people walking into your frame was apparently not included. To fight the man, we stayed longer than our 1 hour time slot! Ha!
On the separate part of the shoot, we all found a very secluded part of the woods in the National Arboretum and photographed the rest of the day there (with props!) before the park closed.
Enjoy the photos! I think that the $250 was worth it! I hope you do too!