Sometimes you just click with people. Like you totally get their humor, the conversation is always easy, and you simply admire who they are. That is 100% the case with Shannon & Ben; when we first met up at a coffee shop weeks ago we left with hugs & shouts of “Go Eagles!” across the parking lot. And then I rolled up to their engagement session in the heart of D.C. and it was like seeing old friends for an adventurous evening. And an adventure it was ;)! Between Shannon hopping up & down in excitement and Ben providing the witty material to fuel those hops, I had a grand ole time with these guys. And I had no shortage of laughter to document! After showing me around their favorite spots in D.C., we took a taxi over to the Jefferson Memorial where the sun emerged after being hidden behind clouds the whole day. It was the perfect combination of warm sun flares, chilly November snuggles, and the elegant presence of the Washington Memorial reflecting in the pond. I love the way these photos capture an essence of D.C. and this chapter of Shannon & Ben’s life in the city. You two, thank you for being total champions and ROCKING THIS!