Many couples choose The National Cherry Blossom Festival at The Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial as an option for engagement sessions and surprise proposals in Washington DC! The blossoms reach peak bloom each year sometime between late March through early April. The festival celebrates the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from the mayor of Tokyo to the city of Washington DC and honoring the friendship between The United States and Japan. Today the festival last about four weekends and attracts about 1.5 million tourist. The blossoms can be seen around The Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, MLK Memorial, and many other areas. The best time to schedule a session is sunrise when you will find the least amount of tourist. Mostly there are just photographers and runners out at this time!
By scheduling a sunrise session we can get some cool shots with off camera lighting like the first few photos in this post. This will give some variety in your images. At this time The Jefferson Memorial was so empty we were able to get some wide shots without anyone else in them!
“Jon shot a surprise engagement for us at cherry blossoms up in DC. His efforts were outstanding. Throughout the process (3 months) we kept in contact with him always responding quickly. Jon arrived extremely early the day of the engagement which was good because we got there early as well. Jon knew exactly where he wanted to take pictures but also asked us several times if we had any requests. He sent us a few pictures the same day and we got the full album in less than a week. I highly recommend him.”
Engagement Sessions includes detailed planning/advice, photography session to a variety of images, and your online gallery of your beautifully processed high resolution images. The online gallery is easy to share with friends and family!
Learn more about planning a surprise proposal or engagement session at The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC by using the contact form or emailing email@example.com