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March 21, 2016

linda + arash // d.c. monument engagement photos


the start of spring has got us craving warm weather and laid-back vibes, and as we anticipate the start of wedding season (!!!), we wanted to share with you the lovely engagement photos from our first wedding of the season– coming up this spring! sometimes, i think we take for granted our proximity to such beautiful scenery, and looking back through these images, that’s certainly the case.

linda + arash wanted something quintessentially d.c. as the background for their engagement photos last summer, and so we quickly decided we needed to pull out all of the stops and shoot at iconic d.c. landscapes. we picked the tidal basin and jefferson memorial and somehow lucked out with the perfect evening– minimal tourists out and about (possibly attributed to the forecast of rain… or to taylor swift playing at the nearby redskin’s stadium!) and perfect temperatures.

i loved the classic, timeless feel of this dc engagement session, complimented perfectly by the couple’s warm affection and great style. i mean, can you believe linda’s blush ball gown!? it’s real life people, i promise.

to linda + arash: we cannot wait for your big day! thanks for choosing us to be a part of it.


anna + mateo

anna + mateo are washington, d.c.-based wedding photographers and cinematographers who love street tacos, netflix-night ins, and capturing love. they focus on capturing timeless, natural wedding photos and films in the dc area and beyond. and they love sharing their good fortune with others, so if you’ve got a friend who’s engaged and in the market, send them their way, and you’ll be rewarded– pinky promise!


  1. Melanie Painter says:

    Wow! This Washington DC engagement photography set is stunning! I love how you were able to incorporate the historical DC monuments into this couple’s engagement portraits.

  2. Corey says:

    Awesome engagement session! I love everything about it – from the sweet and genuine moments and emotion you captured, to the historic DC location, to her gorgeous sparkly dress! Just perfect!

  3. Christine D says:

    I have never been to Washington D.C., but I have always wanted to go to see those landmarks. How fun to take a virtual tour through this beautiful engagement session! This couple looks like they enjoyed every minute of their portrait time. Her dress is amazing! I can’t wait to see their wedding!

  4. This DC wedding/engagement photographer has captured these moments so effortlessly and naturally. I love her dress!

  5. These D.C. Monument engagement photos are the epitome of class. I love how stylish they chose to dress in a suit and elegant dress. The styling matches the architecture of the monument so well. I can’t wait to see images from their wedding!

  6. I love how glamorous these engagement photos from the Washington DC monuments are. It almost feels like they are stepping away from a fancy private function with the President to have some intimate pre-wedding photos taken. Great job!

  7. Kathy says:

    I have not had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. yet, but it is on my bucket list to see all the monuments and tourist-y spots! This engagement session is stunning! I LOVE that gown of hers! (and I NEED those earrings!) Their formal attire was spot on and such a great compliment to their surroundings. I can’t wait to see the wedding photos, if this is a glimpse in to how they will style the wedding… we’re in for a real treat! You’re such a talented DC wedding and engagement photographer, I know you’ll showcase their wedding perfectly as you did with their engagement photos!

  8. Nicola says:

    Washington DC is such a pretty city and the locations you chose for Linda and Arash’s engagement session really do give a quintessential DC background. I love the mix of casual and formal outfits…. That blush dress really is stunning. I can’t wait to see what magic you create as their wedding photographer!

  9. Alyssa says:

    Oh my goodness, these are just gorgeous. I am so impressed that you were able to make this DC background so stunningly perfect for these photos. I am sure this couple is blown away by their photos! Can’t wait for the wedding!

  10. Jennifer says:

    I love these engagement portraits, her dress is stunning, the color is amazing. You have captured these images perfectly. The Washington DC location by the monument is beautiful.

  11. I would not have guess that an engagement session at the Washington Monument would be so amazing. I am in love with every image in this gallery and especially love her dress! Anna Gleave Photography would definitely be my pick for an engagement session and wedding in Washington DC!

  12. D.C. Monument is a gorgeous location for an engagement session!! My gosh, this couple is stunning! I love how they had a change of clothes and the gown and suit are gorgeous!!

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