ruth + jonathan | blagden alley, washington dc anniversary portraits

on this day back in December I had a time slot suddenly free up in my schedule -- a shoot that was rescheduled last minute -- but as I was already planning on being in DC later in the day, I scrambled to find a couple to shoot just for fun. ruth reached out, saying she and Jonathan (wedding photographers themselves!) would love to meet me anywhere -- and that it was their anniversary!

we had about 45 minutes to wander around Blagden Alley, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite corners of the city. they braved the windy cold, trusted me when i suggested heading into a random parking garage (until we were kicked out...), and put up with me climbing on chairs and tables at the end of our shoot as we warmed up with some lattes in La Colombe (a usual occurrence -- I've gotten used to the stares). a barista even provided us with a special latte art design in a heart when he saw me photographing these two cuties in the corner!

ruth and jonathan, thanks so much for taking time out of your anniversary to explore with me -- i had an absolute blast with you two!