I always encourage my clients to choose a location for their engagement shoot that holds personal meaning. Someplace that they are familiar with or that is special to them. When Anna and Mike told me to meet them at the corner of 14th and I in DC my only response was “huh”?!?! (It is a very nondescript street corner in the middle of downtown). What was their plan? As it turns out……..that corner was not only where they first met, but also the spot that Mike got down on one knee and proposed. My appreciation for their choice grew more and more as we walked around Mike’s old neighborhood dodging raindrops. We discovered some great locations, had fun, and for the most part stayed dry. Trust your clients. Great lesson learned.