ALL, Engagements & Couples

December 13, 2017

An Engagement with a Picnic, Wine & a Puppy at Gravelly Point & Capitol Hill | Jesse & Kelly | Hannah Bjorndal Photography

This engagement with a picnic, wine & a puppy at Gravelly Point & Capitol Hill was photographed by Hannah Bjorndal on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Hannah Bjorndal is a wedding and portrait photographer available for weddings locally in Washington, DC, nationally & internationally.

Wow – a picnic, wine & a puppy all in one an engagement session? Jesse & Kelly are clearly trying to be my favorite couple ever. Even though it was pretty frigid, this engagement session at Gravelly Point & Capitol Hill was so much fun!

So it was pretty dang cold, and we actually rescheduled this session to avoid the slushy snow the day before. But the snow could not stop us from shooting before the weekend ended! Thankfully, we did have bright sunshine and blue skies. And the snow miraculously melted less than 24 hours after it showed up. ?

Jesse has been friends with my husband, Evan, since they were little. They grew up in the same church in Maryland, and after graduating different colleges, they both happened to move to Arlington! It’s pretty crazy that Evan’s childhood BFF now lives within walking distance of our apartment. I’ve loved getting to know him over the past 4+ years!

About a year ago, we met Kelly. Very quickly, it was clear that they were an amazing match. Kelly completely gets Jesse’s sense of humor and will give it right back to him. They both love being outside – hiking, camping, exploring. Also, they are dog lovers, and got their sweet (not so) little pup, Zion, earlier this year. We’re sad to be saying goodbye to them after their wedding next July, when they’ll be moving to Colorado!

It’s always an honor to be a part of a friend’s wedding day, and we are so excited to be a part of Jesse & Kelly’s day next summer! 7 months and counting!


Love this engagement session? Interested in working with me? Let’s get in touch! I’m currently booking weddings for 2018 and 2019 and would love to learn more about you & your wedding day!

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