After striking a pose at Waterfront Park, Mr. A and I walked across the street to a restaurant, Chadwicks, to change into our fancy outfits. I was really excited for this part of the shoot. Mr. A and I love, love, love to dress up. Once we got our new kicks on, Mr. A and I followed Jason and Cicely to a, I kid you not, white picket fence. I loved the symbolism. Here Jason and Cicely set us up for their signature shot. For this particular photo, Mr. A and I had to hold our poses for 10 minutes, while Cicely and Jason took hundreds of shots with different lighting. In post production, Cicely overlaps the pictures to pick up the different shadows and lights and compiles them into one. It didn’t sound that hard when Cicely first explained it, but arching your back for more than a few minutes is really painful, granted it was hot and humid that day so I’m not a total wuss. I actually had to stop because I started getting dizzy. I’m happy to say that the pain was totally worth it.
This last photo always cracks me up. Cicely told Paul to come in for a kiss. Being the jokester that he is, he decided to blow in my mouth. The last photo is my reaction to the blowing. Mr. A’s face is just priceless. He’s so proud.
Once we finished with the cobblestones, we asked Jason and Cicely if they would mind taking one more shot. Mr. A and I have spent a lot of our time in Old Town, admiring the beautiful Christ Church. It’s one of the oldest churches in Alexandria, surviving over 200 years, and it served the likes of George Washington and Robert E. Lee (which you know is a weakness for Mr. A and I). We were so grateful that Jason and Cicely walked all the way across Old Town to get this shot for us.
And with these amazing shots, we ended the shoot and headed over to our favorite watering hole, O’ Connell’s. I cannot say enough sweet, wonderful things about Jason and Cicely. We loved having them around and the chemistry between us all was great. Then, we got our DVD of the engagement pictures and my mouth dropped. We got way more than I ever expected. Seriously, if you are a DC, VA or MD bride call Procopio. You won’t be disappointed. And hurry up, their price has already increased $400 since we booked them in March.
How did your engagement pictures turn out? Did you have good chemistry with your photographer?
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