Real Capitol Romance: Amanda & Allan

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  • April 26, 2011

I am not sure how I feel about this summer-like weather we are having, so early in the spring time. I am more of a “fair-weather gal“, enjoying Fall and Spring like temperatures over Summer. At any rate – we have a lovely Cherry Blossom engagement shoot today from one of my favorite DC area wedding photographers, Luke Eshleman.

We have already seen Luke’s awesome talents with a camera once before on Capitol Romance (in case you missed it, it’s here) but this shoot is really fantastic in my opinion, because Luke finds a way to make a commonly used DC engagement & wedding shoot location (Cherry Blossom season by the Tidal Basin) and turn it into something completely unique and artistic.

I often feel that sometimes DC’s popular shoot locations come off cheesey or fabricated – but when you have a talented photographer like Luke & an effortlessly cool couple like Amanda & Allan, instead it comes off artsy and edgy. I also particularly love how Amanda & Allan are still the absolute focal point of the pictures, even with all the blossoms, monuments, and scenery around them.

Alright, time to meet this cool couple:

Amanda and Allan met while they were both visiting Montreal. Amanda was there for a Jazz Festival and Allan was there with friends from college. They began talking one night in Montreal and instantly connected. Amanda was living in Boston and Allan in Virginia at the time, and while the long distance relationship was tough, they made it work. Amanda eventually moved to Virginia and in February 2011, Amanda accepted Allan’s proposal for marriage.

Love long distance success stories! Congratulations Amanda & Allan and thank you again for sharing your e-pics with us. Special thanks to Luke Eshleman Photography as well!

Oooh! This one is my fav!

This one is so vintagey to me! So awesome.

Just plain awesome!

PSIf you are interested, Luke went on a 2-week trip to Cairo, Egypt, and Isreal/Palestine a few weeks ago and took some seriously awe-inspiring photos. He had a goal “to capture a sense of “street spirit” amongst the people of Cairo as well as convey the difficult dichotomy between the Egyptian’s desire for political and democratic freedom and the economic problems that have ensued (due to a lack of tourism) since the revolution began on January 25th“.

You can catch all his breath-taking shots on his blog here. I highly recommend them!

 

 

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