Natalie and Mike are a delightful couple from Chicago and came to me via Laura Weatherly from Engaging Affairs... and as soon as I met them, I just knew we had to work together.  I’m super excited about their wedding next April at the brand new W Hotel in Washington DC. Now I grew up in DC and have shot a lot of weddings in a lot of different venues and most of them tend to be a little more on the traditional side, so I for one am thrilled that the W is going to bring a little more modern flair to this city.

Since every couple I work with is different, I like to consider their individual personalities when selecting locations for the engagement sessions. Since Natalie and Mike are a fun couple who toe the line between traditional and modern, I thought it would be fun to start right in their neighborhood at the Hotel Helix with their dog, George and then head over to the monuments for something a little more classic. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!












31 Responses to “Natalie & Mike – DC Engagement Session”

  1. ronnie says:

    I love, love, love the last photo. And your use of the advertising signs! Great job!

  2. I love these pics! They are absolutely quintessential Natalie & Mike. And, of course, you got to love George!

  3. Jordan says:

    These pics are amazing! I especially love the silhouettes by the monuments and the one at the hotel Helix where George is completely still, and Nat and Mike are having fun.

  4. Jessica says:

    These are wonderful!!! You guys look great.

  5. Jason says:

    Cute pictures.

  6. pbb says:

    I think these look wonderful! Can’t wait to see all of them but, i certainly have my favorites already…where did George disappear to in the monument photos?
    Looking forward to meeting and working with Justine…

  7. Steffie says:

    Beautiful Photos!

  8. Blaine Bookey says:

    OMG! You two are so adorable! These are fit for Vogue or whatever bridal magazines are out there. Seriously!

  9. Libby Murphy says:

    So cute! Fabulous photos! She truly captured your love for eachother! I want copies!!!

  10. Dave Nelson says:

    Very nice looking photos. The photo quality really does justice to the good looks of the subjects. Nice work Justine.

  11. Aunt Mary says:

    Wonderful pictures – what a brilliant photographer. Mike & Natalie – you are both georgeous and I am so proud of you. Can’t wait till April!

  12. Tami says:

    George is awesome – you guys look great too! Ha Ha! I love you guys. These pictures are beautiful.

  13. Pam Baker says:

    Beautiful!!! Can only imagine what the wedding photos be like. Natalie is breathtaking in every picture. Blaine is right!

  14. haley says:

    These are so beautiful! The black and white of you two could be an ad for your ring. George isnt the only Bookey/Baker family member who is photogenic.

  15. Erin King says:

    You guys look great, I love them all and can’t wait to see your wedding photos!

  16. Richard Walker says:

    Love them – you must be really pleased, you both look great! really could be from a magazine… all that is missing is the Armani or Chanel logo!

  17. Miti Sathe says:

    These photos are great. I have a feeling I know which one is Mike’s favorite, but I love them all.

  18. Angie says:

    Wow, I visualize you two on a billboard in Times Square! Gorgeous, beautiful couple!

  19. ben hodge says:

    pictures are amazing! you rocked the rod lavers with sytle. you should be a model…

  20. Luke says:

    Pictures look great!

  21. Michael says:

    These are are some of the best pre-wedding photo’s I’ve ever seen. Being a Wedding caterer for over 28 years & owning a modeling agency affords me the opportunity to see many photo’s, yours are perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with my nephew and his lovely bride to be. Michael

  22. lindsay says:

    so so so perfect! i love them all!

  23. John says:

    AAA-wait for it…-mazing! These pics rock and I love how you even got George involved.

  24. nora says:

    These are so fabulous! I love them all and love you both! Smooches to georgie mwah xoxxo

  25. Al says:

    amazing. you both look fab and even george looks handsome. you make a beautiful family!

  26. Char says:

    Love them all! You two (three) are too cute. Nat, you look beautiful as always. xo

  27. Lizzie says:

    LOVE THEM!! all of you (including george) look great!! they are all really cute and i love the last one with the jefferson in the background. xoxo

  28. Uncle Dave says:

    Beautiful. Natalie is amazing. You look good too Mike – alot like your brother. You could be twins.

  29. chuck says:

    Very nice pics. Nat looks stunning. Mike your hair is flawless. When can George come visit his cousins in Colo?

  30. melissa says:

    wow! what amazing pictures! i keep going back and looking at them over again, so much fun! can’t wait till april!

  31. Maxine says:

    Outstanding photos!! They really did tell the story of
    beautiful Natalie & handsome Mike!

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