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Elegant Capitol Building Engagement Session | Gabi & Arthur


I say it all the time, but I just have the absolute best clients. This capitol building engagement session is literally what a photographer’s dreams are made of! Not only is the historic building a stunning backdrop, but it actually means something to Gabi and Arthur. This gorgeous Lansing landmark is where the two of them met! Arthur’s political science background and Gabi’s pursuit of a law degree landed them both jobs working for a couple of Michigan’s representatives, and the rest is history. I was beyond excited when Gabi mentioned having their shoot there; I knew it would be gorgeous! My clients ask me all the time for advice in choosing session locations. My number one tip is to choose a place that has meaning to you as a couple.  If you’re looking for location inspiration around Grand Rapids, check out this post.

Back to Gabi and Arthur. It was so fun wandering around this beautiful building with you, and hearing your stories about working there. I am in love with how playful you are as a couple, and yet extremely professional and hardworking. I cannot wait to celebrate with you at your wedding in just a couple of weeks! Enjoy this sneak peek. It was so tough narrowing down my favorites!

How stylish are these two?! This beautiful red dress is actually what Gabi wore on their first date!

We even got to sneak inside for a few portraits!

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  1. Ashley says:

    Oh wow!! These are breathtaking!!

  2. Kate says:

    Amazing venue for an engagement shoot! Very beautiful photos and gorgeous couple 🙂

  3. Kaitlin says:

    These are absolutely amazing!! Such a beautiful and joyful couple!

  4. Monica says:

    This engagement session is gorgeous! I absolutely love that the session is where the couple me. The capitol building is an amazing venue!

  5. Courtney says:

    Well this is just gorgeous! That first single vertical image stopped me in my tracks! That composition makes my heart happy!

  6. Theresa says:

    These pictures are photographer goals right here. The bride and groom are absolutely stunning!

  7. Courtney says:

    These are absolutely amazing!!! Fantastic work!

  8. Erin says:

    Wow these are goals! I love all of these! you really do have the best clients!

  9. Holly says:

    These are all so beautiful and elegant! Love them!

  10. Sara says:

    gorgeous engagement session. What a beautiful location!

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