Yes! I love when couples choose their neighborhood as their engagement session location. Everyone knows it’s a bit hard to find an area or shot that hasn’t been done before at the Mall or by the Monuments, so I LOVE when I get submissions from other non-typical engagement session locations in DC.
Enter Molly & Mustafa, an adorable couple that decided to do a tour of Adams Morgan and Woodley Park for their engagement photos. The fun, bright, and beautiful session was captured by Mathy Shoots People & submitted via Two Bright Lights. So, take it away Matt + Kathy (aka Mathy … get it?!).
Molly & Mustafa’s Washington DC Engagement Session in Adams Morgan & Woodley Park
From the photographers:
Molly & Mustafa are two of the nicest people we’ve ever met! When Molly contacted us wanting to do a “walk about town” engagement session near their home we jumped at the chance! They live in a quiet tucked away neighborhood near the DC Zoo which is a gorgeous part of the city! We started bright and early on one of their friends rooftops. The morning sunrise was unreal and the sky was so clear! Afterward we slowly made our way back to their apartment stopping at various places as we walked. We enjoyed our morning stroll with these two! While we walked we talked, laughed and got to know them better.
Their love is really something special. We love the way Molly smiles at Mustafa, seriously – she beams. We also love the way he can make her laugh without even trying! They just exude comfort, as if they’d been together forever. We were so happy to capture the romance that these two share.
About the couple:
Molly is from Columbus, Ohio, and has been living in DC for more than four years, where she works in communications for a nonprofit research organization.
Mustafa was born and raised in the DC area and works in education reform in the District.
A mutual friend organized an outing to the ballpark for the annual Orioles-Nationals series. We met there and became friends. It wasn’t until a year and half later that he worked up the confidence to ask me out. Our first date was on Nov. 3, 2010, and we’ve been together ever since.
Click inside for the rest of Molly & Mustafa’s Washington, DC engagement session from Mathy Shoots People, including the proposal story!
The proposal story:
I took a trip to Europe for two weeks in September. He picked me up from the airport when I came back and drove me home. I was showing him the souvenirs I bought him in Europe when he said, “I got you something too.” He sat me down, reached beneath a dresser, pulled out a ring and proposed.
Why they chose to do their engagement pictures around their neighborhood in DC:
I wanted to take our engagement pictures in our neighborhood in the city to capture where we are at this point in our lives. We’re so happy with how they came out!
Congratulations Molly & Mustafa – thank you for sharing your DC engagement session and your love story with us! A special thanks again to Mathy Shoots People & Two Bright Lights for making this engagement feature possible!
This is a really sweet session! I love how natural and organic it feels, not too contrived or over-produced. Great job, Matt & Kathy!