This morning’s Northern Virginia engagement session comes to us from Anna Bruce Photography [via Two Bright Lights]. I always loved the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. It was on the short list for our offbeat Washington, DC wedding venue search and it really is just such a cool place in the DC area. How could an old torpedo factory, turned art gallery, not be cool?

Katie & Hondo have a beautiful love story that has many ties to the Alexandria, VA area ~ so it was only natural to head back there for their engagement session. Enjoy!

Katie & Hondo’s Alexandria, VA Engagement Session

A bit about the couple from DC wedding photographer, Anna.

I met Katie in Mr. Smith’s World History 1 class back in 2001. I was new to Virginia and Katie was a Freshman in high school (I was set back one year in history since I had moved to VA from CA). Katie quickly became one of my best friends. We shopped together, we ran spring track together but better yet we got to go to Prom together.

Enter Hondo.

Hondo and I ran indoor track together and I knew he had a thing for Katie. I remember we would plot ways (cute ways) for him to ask her to the senior prom (we were both in the same graduating year). Katie had broken her wrist that year and was carrying around this blue cast. When Hondo showed up to take her to prom, he showed up wearing a blue cast on his wrist too because he knew she was so embarrassed to be wearing it.



and of course, this one is my favorite ~ a couple fake fighting? i think I do this with my husband Andy daily….

Click inside for the rest of Katie & Hondo’s gorgeous Old Town Alexandria, VA engagement pictures!

Why they had their engagement session in Alexandria, VA:

So back to the shoot. Old Town Alexandria is quite a romantic place to photograph and engagement session but for these two its more than just a location… it is where it all started. My prom took place at the Torpedo Factory. When I asked Katie to pick a place that meant a lot them, at first she said somewhere wintery since they both love snow boarding… [but] time was running out and when we revisited the topic of location, Katie told me Old Town. After all, it IS where it all started:)

Congratulations Katie & Hondo! Best of luck with the rest of your wedding planning! A special thanks to Anna Bruce Photography and Two Bright Lights for making this Alexandria, VA engagement feature possible!



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