Golden Hour in Old Town Alexandria: Engagement Session

May 15, 2024

Daniela Zapata Photography
Welcome! I hope this blog serves you as a resource for planning your future session with me, or for getting a better feel for my photography style. Enjoy!


One my absolute favorite locations to photograph in is Old Town Alexandria. Down by the waterfront there are charming stores, homes, cobblestone streets, and pretty alleyways that make it easy to go for a stroll with multiple photo stops along the way.

For this engagement session, we warmed up with some guided posing in one such alley way, then we walked a few blocks over to Mia’s for some cute, more relaxed portraits. This was because the couple got engaged at Mia’s so it was a perfect special touch for their gallery!

As the sun started to set, we continued our walk along the waterfront and I prompted my couple to be playful and get cozy on the rocks and docks to get these gorgeous photos:

I adored their energy, so we ended our session with some more movement-centered poses: dips, twirls, and quiet moments of connection.

If you’d like to schedule an engagement session with Daniela Zapata Photography, start here to learn about the signature Portrait Experience. I always base my prompting & posing based on your energy and connection as a couple, and then we have fun with it along the way.

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