Usually birds fly south to warmer climates, for these two love birds they flew north to visit their family in Maryland and a decided to sneak in a quick engagement portrait session on their weekend visit. Amy, a sister of my close friend, and her fiancé William met me at the Busboys & Poets cafe in Hyattsville for a pre-session chat to break the ice. Since I found out that they love food, I thought it would be a great venue to take a few snaps in the cafe to represent one of their shared passions.
It's those simple moments like an adoring gazes that I always hope to catch when I photograph an engaged couple.
Or the peck on the check that makes this couple so adorable!
Amy wanting to show her fiancé her alma mater we heading down the street to the campus of the University of Maryland College Park campus. In the center of the campus is a long reflecting fountain, which on this frigid morning was frozen over. This shot was the first one snapped as we got to the fountain really shows the ominous clouds.
It is always a pleasure to have a couple who can be playful with each other. William insisted on this image of them kicking back their legs. For two Florida residents, they were great sports as they were not accustomed to this polar freeze we had experienced.
I love looking that things a little differently, so I took a portrait of the couple from the other side of the fountain. This is long view standing on the fountain as their legs dangled over the water caught them in a sweet moment. I'm sure William was wishing the sun would come out again.
The great part of the campus are the tucked away benches, that provided a nice shelter for the couple to get warmed up in the afternoon sun. And to their delight, the weather did reach the high 40's. This image is certainly of my favorite shots of the day.