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Surprise proposals are one of my favorite events. Pulling off a surprise proposal in Washington, DC, Virginia or Maryland often requires careful planning but they are incredibly fun and worth it for the lifetime of memories. This is something you will never forget, so plan it well and pull out all the stops!

From engagement rings to flowers to Champaign toasts, I can help scout locations ahead of time, make suggestions on the timeline, transport items to the location, and of course document the fun and take a few posed photographs. Proposal photos are often some of the best and most important memories. They are also fantastic for use in your wedding announcements, save-the-dates, and of course sharing your joy with your friends and family.


Traditional engagement sessions are an opportunity to create dramatic or intimate posed photos. It is also an opportunity to meet face to face to discuss your upcoming wedding, answer any lingering questions, and gain rapport ahead of your big day.


This is often an overlooked part of the photography services, but it can be some of the most important. Friends and family toasting your life, these are moments you don’t want to forget! I can help capture these wonderful memories for you to look back on—from those embarrassing laughs to celebrating your love in a relaxed setting. It also helps us gain a rapport with your wedding party so that photos on your wedding day will go even smoother.


Weddings require a combination of several types of documentation. A photographer must genuinely enjoy the event, interact with guests, friends and family to create memorable portraits. The photographer must also be able to document the event without disrupting genuine moments. And there might also be an opportunity to produce artful photographs that have a bit of mystery, and a bit of nostalgia.

Above all, a photographer must help plan, adapt and assist in creating a smooth and enjoyable wedding day experience. Your wedding day should be focused on you, not being a project manager for the various services you have hired to assist you. With so many moving parts it is typical for wedding plans to go awry in one way or another, and it often falls on the photographer to help bring everyone back. That’s the power of holding the camera, and that’s a big reason for hiring us to help you in your big day.

Based in the Capitol Riverfront, Washington, DC
(202) 567-7004 · inquiry@damonbowephoto.com

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