When I read Ashlea’s email inquiring if we were available for her wedding, I was both honored and elated to hear of her engagement- the last time we had seen each other was during our college days at the University of Tampa (Fun fact: Ashlea was brave enough to model for one of my first creative shoots during Kismis Ink’s earliest days.)

I couldn’t wait to hear all about her fiancé, David, and their wedding plans. When we began to discuss details for their engagement session, I found out that one of my best friends was also one of Ashlea’s bridesmaids. That could only mean one thing: road trip!

Our adventurous spirits kicked in and Joanna and I decided to drive up and spend the weekend with Ashlea and David. That gave us the opportunity to divide their engagement session between two days, taking advantage of the rich history in Alexandria and finding some of the most scenic backdrops in the DMV area.

We explored, laughed and ate our way through some of the most delicious spots. Ashlea and David took us to some of their favorite places, including old town Alexandria, all while attempting to stay warm in the freezing weather.

Thank you Ashlea and David for being such wonderful hosts! I enjoyed our short time together and had so much fun capturing these sweet moments of your love story.