Before Martha and Eli knew each other, they both joined the US Army in 2001. Eli started his career as a saxophone player in the US Army Band in DC, and Martha was a paratrooper/vocalist with the 82nd Airborne Division band in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Later, Martha moved to DC and joined The United States Army Band. They saw each other around, but never had the chance to sit down and talk. It wasn’t until they were both performing at the same 4th of July concert on the National Mall when they really got to know each other. After rehearsal one day, Eli told his friend to invite Martha to the bar with them. Martha who usually always says no, agreed to meet them there. As Eli puts it, “I won her over with the good looks and boyish charm.”
This past Friday, I went out to Old Town Alexandria with Martha and Eli for their engagement session and was able to create some gorgeous photos while walking through the streets.
A Huge thank you to Mike for helping me out and being an awesome voice activated light stand and being my Sherpa.
Martha and Eli- I cannot wait for your wedding this Fall! Thank you for being so awesome to work with!
Here are some of my favorite images from the session: