Shelly Pate

Seasons of Love: Georgetown Engagement Shoot Photos Throughout the Year

couple walks across street during Georgetown engagement shoot photos

Once you’ve narrowed down your engagement session location it’s time to start planning! It’s my job as your Washington, DC engagement photographer to guide you to the best spots for engagement photos. I always approach your selected location with a general plan and love finding gems to capture along the way! See examples of little pockets you will find any time of year in Georgetown for your engagement shoot photos!

Georgetown: A Place For Couples to Explore

couple crosses street holding hands at sunrise Georgetown engagement session

Georgetown is a Washington, DC neighborhood found between the Potomac River and Rock Creek Park. It’s a historic area filled with cobblestone streets and cut by the C&O Canal. As a photographer, I love this area any time of year for its fun pops of color and scenery that showcase different textures (I love all of the ivy!). There is a ton of variety so we can concentrate on visiting the types of spots that connects with you:

  • Different greenery, flowers and fallen leaves depending upon the season
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park overlooking the Potomac River
  • M Street shopping and restaurants
  • Historic brick row houses with incredible doorways
couple holds hands crossing cobblestone street
  • Cobblestone streets
couple holds hands during Georgetown engagement shoot photos
  • Ivy-covered walls
couple holds hands in front of Georgetown ivy-covered row house
couple twirls during Georgetown engagement shoot photos

The Pros & Cons of Georgetown Engagement Shoot Photos in Every Season

While Georgetown DC wedding venues offer some amazing spots for getting married including Tudor Place and Dumbarton House, Georgetown is actually one of my favorite locations for engagement shoot photos.

It’s really easy to just casually walk around and explore, keeping an eye out for fun color palettes to work with as a background. We can hunt for spots where there is green and ivy has taken over even during the colder months!

Here are some of my favorite features of Georgetown engagement shoot photos in every season:


couple drinks coffee at DC engagement session


couple walks along city street at Georgetown sunset engagement session
  • Keep in mind that the weather can be unpredictable. The day can quickly go from perfect to really hot or cold and even worse if you are affected by the pollen. We’ll have you prepared with outfit options you love for both warmer and cooler weather. 
  • Weekdays work best because weekends can become busy especially during the first weeks after the weather gets nicer. 
  • Our solution is focusing primarily on streets with houses and going to the more popular areas (the canal, M Street & waterfront) for just part of the session if desired.
  • Spring flowers in Georgetown mostly bloom after the cherry blossoms so I recommend the months of April or May for spring engagement photos in Georgetown.


couple kisses during sunrise engagement session


couple twirls during fall Georgetown engagement shoot photos
  • The weather is great with summer warmth running as late as September most of the time!
  • There’s so much variety in the colors with different shades of orange and red. 
  • The cobblestone streets compliment the fall colors really well.
  • Again, if you aren’t interested in the Halloween decor, then I recommend waiting until early November if you solely want to run with fall engagement photo ideas.

Kelly and Brian’s Fall Georgetown Engagement Shoot Photos

With these two, we spent our time primarily walking around P and O Streets for their Georgetown engagement photos in the fall. Selecting this location for their engagement shoot photos was an easy choice since it was followed by their Tudor Place wedding also in Georgetown.

Kelly and Brian are locals and spend a lot of time in this Washington, DC neighborhood. It’s a place that is a part of their story! They just love the colorful and natural vibes found inside of this city and were down for anything! Letting loose and moving like this couple did helps create magic in your photos. It showcases your personality and creates an experience for y’all to remember.

We chose the fall so that the colors in their photos would be completely different from their later Georgetown wedding. We went to different areas so that the ceremony garden would stand on its own but still be connected with the fall colors.

Dreaming of your own engagement shoot photos? Start with more engagement inspiration and tips below then let’s chat!

couple walks along city street during Georgetown engagement shoot photos
  1. Georgetown and the Jefferson Memorial Engagement Session 
  2. The National Arboretum Engagement Session Guide
  3. How to Get Ready for Your Engagement Session
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  5. Tips to Plan an Adventure Session


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