Emily and John both wanted to do their engagement session at a location that was special to the two of them. While we were brainstorming ideas for their session, Emily mentioned that Mass Avenue was where their relationship first gained traction. Their first date was at the Rathskeller’s Biergartern for an outdoor concert. This made for the perfect location to start out the engagement session. John even recalled one of their first conversations sitting next to the giant tree in the garden! After exploring the venue a bit, reminiscing, and taking some photos, we took quick walk over to Mass Avenue. This area is like a photographer’s playground with hidden alleys, brick buildings, storefronts and historic homes. It was a chilly afternoon, but Emily and John were great at pretending like it wasn’t freezing :). I had a blast getting to know these two better, and I’m excited to see them tie the knot next summer!