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couple poses in front of the US Capitol for elopement

DC Elopement: Jen + Alex

Self Officiated DC Elopement Celebration on Capitol Hill

couple poses for DC elopement with green backdrop in Lincoln Park

The Session

Jen and I go way back. Our roots are in Frederick and since meeting we’ve found that we are quite closely connected through more than one person, but everything revolves around our love in life, dance. Jen is a magnificent teacher, a dedicated mentor, and someone I feel grateful to call my friend. She is everything I hope to be as a teacher, patient and thoughtful, and getting an opportunity to meet her partner and capture a little snippet of their journey was a true honor. 

Alex, Jen and I also share a love of cats. And y’all, I love dogs, I truly love all animals. BUT, there is a special bond among people who have chosen cats as pets. You may disagree, and that is fine, we are still friends. I just truly think there is a bond when you’d oftentimes rather spend your time with a judgmental furry creature. I mean, I don’t know what it says but I really don’t mind. 

As residents of DC, and since Alex used to work on Capitol Hill, it only made sense to dedicate some of their session there!

DC Self Officiated Wedding–How AWESOME?

And here’s the coolest thing…they self officiated their wedding. Did you know that was a thing? Yeah, me neither. It’s amazing and I am so excited to share this with couples in the future! There are 9 states (including DC) that recognize versions of self officiating your own wedding. It’s essentially just a short meeting and paperwork! I’ll be doing a blog on that soon, so stay tuned, but in the meantime you can check out:

https://www.dccourts.gov/services/marriage-matters

Ok, so back to their DC elopement celebration! Alex & Jen spend a lot of time in Lincoln Park, so we started there and hung out with some squirrels while popping champagne. And, because Jen is a dancer, there are a good deal of foot bevels. And they will never look better than during this photoshoot 😂. 

Then we headed off to Capitol Hill, where bikes and sunsets were involved. The sunset you see is all in camera, no photoshop. We turned around and were floored by the spread Mother Earth was serving up across the sky. 

Enjoy this photographic journey and stay tuned for more on self-officiating your wedding!

couple poses for DC elopement with green backdrop in Lincoln Park
couple dances on walking path in DC wearing blue winter outfits
couple holds hands and looks at each other on walking path in Lincoln Park DC elopement black and white image
hand holds two champagne glasses sitting on a black and white blanket on grass
mans hand passes a champagne flute to another hand
hand holds a champagne flute
couple does a champagne toast wearing blue sitting on blanket for DC elopement
couple does a champagne toast wearing blue sitting on blanket for DC elopement
couple does a champagne toast wearing blue for DC elopement
couple does a champagne toast wearing blue for DC elopement
couple kisses on a walking path in DC wearing blue winter outfits
black and white image of couple holding hands on a walking path in winter outfits
couple rides bikes in front of US Capitol for DC elopement
couple rides bikes in front of US Capitol for DC elopement
couple rides bikes in front of US Capitol for DC elopement
couple kisses on bikes in front of US Capitol for DC elopement
DC elopement couples poses holding hands in front of the water looking at each other
DC elopement couples poses holding hands in front of the water looking at each other
DC elopement couples poses holding hands in front of the water looking at each other
DC elopement couples poses holding hands in front of the water
DC elopement couples poses holding hands in front of the water black and white image
couple poses in front of the US Capitol for elopement
couple poses in front of the US Capitol for elopement
couple poses in front of the US Capitol for elopement
DC elopement couple poses by the water on Capitol Hill with orange and pink sunset behind them
DC elopement couple poses by the water on Capitol Hill with orange and pink sunset behind them
collage of couple posing in DC on capitol hill and at lincoln park wearing blue winter oufits

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