Felipe met this lovely family on a warm afternoon in May. The couple eschewed the complicated, long winded and expensive trappings of a traditional wedding day for the simplicity of an elopement. With the help of DC Elopements, they found a great time and place to get married alongside their closest friends and family. The time, sunset, the place, the south lawn of the Lincoln Memorial.

Felipe chose not to obscure or remove the tourists from the background in the photos, believing instead that they highlight the bustle of the location and the real temperament of the moment. After a quick first-look, and a fast ceremony, Felipe lead the couple around the grounds on their first portrait session as a married couple, producing some truly stunning images. Check out the highlights from those special moments below, and be sure to check out Felipe’s profile for information about booking him for your elopement!