Greystone Mansion Engagement : Gabby+Adam


They have a president to thank for bringing them together. And, no, it’s not Obama, although they work for the Democratic party in Washington D.C. It’s President John Adams who caused Gabby and Adam to end up together one night curled up in front of his television watching an HBO miniseries on his life. Getting to the couch, however, was no small feat.

Adam saw Gabby and he noticed she possessed a certain something that made her stick out from all the other girls in the Capitol. She was bright, beautiful, and Jewish…with an amazing set of eyebrows. Yes, they spoke about her eyebrows the first time they met at a party for a mutual friend. Noticing his interest in all things in addition to her eyebrows, Gabby told Adam they were just friends. After a few failed attempts of fostering more than her platonic affection, Adam ignored Gabby for two weeks. No calls, texts, emails. Nothing. At a St. Patrick’s party–after weeks of his blatant disregard–Gabby went out of her way to talk to Adam.

Armed with her Prada clutch in one hand and a drink in another, Gabby partied and flirted. Perhaps a little too much because, whoa, she needed a ride home. Adam dropped her off and said goodnight with nothing more than a farewell, much to her chagrin. Undeterred, the next evening Gabby invited Adam to watch John Adams. They cuddled on the couch that evening and have spent every day together since then.

I was incredibly excited to meet Gabby and Adam for their engagement photos at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills last week. The weather was beautiful and I had a blast getting to know them better…I can’t wait for their wedding this June!

One of the most beautiful things photographing at Greystone Mansion is the abundance of amazing light…and, clearly, Gabby and Adam know how to work it to their advantage…

One of things I was most impressed by Adam was his acute attentiveness to Gabby…be it his wit, charm, or humor, he constantly kept Gabby on her toes…

Gabby, you’re gorgeous.

We joke that Adam is a buttoned-up East Coaster with limited capacity for fun and lightheartedness (his words, not mine), so I’m adding this photo to ensure we got at least one portrait that displays his uber cool part-time model side! 😉

To see more of Gabby and Adam’s Greystone Mansion engagement pictures, feel free to CLICK HERE for a slideshow with music found at WithEtiquette

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  1. Life with Kaishon

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love this couple. They might be my favorite couple I have ever seen on this blog. So much beauty : )! DC people are the best! I am glad they ended up on the couch together! I hope they have tons and tons of wonderful couch cuddling sessions together in the years to come.

  2. Mary Marantz

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Buttoned up East Coaster….I object!! 🙂 These are absolutely gorgeous J…I adore this couple!

  3. Elizabeth

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Fabulous pictures!!!

  4. Faith Cherisse

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What a beautiful couple! You captured their love for eachother beautifully!

  5. Julia Azcona

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    What a beautiful couple. And as always amazing work Jasmine.

  6. Lauri

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    SO gorgeous! The light is really pretty in these and she is just beautiful! I love how you give couples permission to be a model for a day. 🙂 Would love to know where she got her red shirt, it’s super cute and looks comfy too!

  7. Isaac Stott

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful pictures Jasmine! I love the one were he is leaning against the wall with a little smirk on his face, priceless!

  8. Linsey Wilt

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Adorable! My favorite is the black and white one of her giggling as he whispers in her ear, perfection!

  9. Beria Charles

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Oh Jasmine! What a lucky couple for having you as their photographer; and "lucky you" for having – as you say – amazing clients! Lovely couple, awesome pictures! I specially love the top black and white! Love the moment you captured! May God keep blessing you and your work (May He also bless me so I can afford to attend one of your workshops someday!) Love you, girl!

  10. Francine

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    LOVE this session. Such sweetness. You rock J*!

  11. Mike

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful photography! Love the black and white.

  12. Colleen

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I LOVE this shoot…this couple….beautiful, real, rawr….

  13. Melissa Cramer Photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    When a man not only genuinely loves you but ADORES you, THAT’s the man you marry! Gabby is one smart cookie! Gorgeous photos… the light is amazing.

  14. Maria

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Love the photos! I’ve been itching for you to post a wedding or engagement session!

    You rock!

  15. Alicia Candelora

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Love these! And hey, what’s so bad about an "East Coaster with limited capacity for fun and lightheartedness"??? 🙂 I think the friends you made in CT last week would beg to differ.

  16. Salwa

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    What a cute couple! I love the set of B&W ones where her hair is backlit – so pretty!

  17. Kate Douthwright

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the way you write their stories like you’ve known them forever.

  18. Anita Larsen

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    They are beautiful together.

  19. Laura Stricklin

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Oh the lighting was wonderful! So glad to see photographs again! Beautiful work as usual!! 🙂

  20. Shannon Sorensen

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love their story, good job playing hard to get, Adam! And I covet her yellow heels. COVET.

  21. Bethany Ann

    March 18th, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    How sassy and fun is she!? And he’s so handsome and you did bring out the model in him. Love these!!!! And the story of how they got together. 🙂

  22. E. Kitchens

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Love the rim light! Great use of backlight!

  23. tamsen

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    awww, these are SO cute! Love them all as usual! Love her bright pop of color in her shirt!

  24. Em

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Wow! I love how you captured these two. Gorgeous color on Gabby and the way you take your pictures make them melt off the page. Love, love love 🙂

  25. gladys jem

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    awwww i LOVE them! they seem like a super awesome couple, and anyone who rocks yellow pumps is just darling to me 🙂 happy friday jasmine!

  26. Jenelle Sewell Lifestyle Photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    What an adorable couple! LOVE the way Adam looks at her. Fantastic!

  27. Kristin Nicole

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:17 pm


  28. Stephanie Stewart

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    LOVE this couple! What a pretty location, that light is amazing! Can’t wait for their wedding!

  29. Deborah Zoe

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    LOVE this session and the location:)

  30. Diana Lupu

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Amazing as always! what an adorable couple and i love their outfits! too cute… my fave is the blk and white where she’s laughing as he’s kissing her. 🙂

  31. Candee

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful session and I love her second outfit! That color is — wow!

  32. ashley barnett

    March 18th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Aw I love these! Her sense of style is great! Those yellow shoes rock! Beautiful as always Jasmine!

  33. maryana

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    stunning. So much energy and light. so amazing! You forget about photos you just think of how much love is there!

  34. Sarah Danaher

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    awwwww, his "buttoned up East Coaster"-ness is adorable. And she is lovely.

  35. Melanie

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Loove the way you describe the couple. Gorg pictures!!

  36. Taryn

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    I love the black and white set where they are in each others arms. The lighting is great and it is just such a sweet moment.

  37. Ann Molen

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    love these! Greystone is a photographers dream spot and you totally utilized it to its full potential!. i especially love the ones in black and white. they are dreamy! you’re amazing Jasmine!

  38. sherri lynn

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    these images are so crisp, i love them! gabby has awesome style and totally rocks those yellow heels. LOVE it.

  39. Becca

    March 18th, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    I hope what I have to say won’t offend anyone; especially the gorgeous couple featured here.

    I am SO happy to see these pictures. Jasmine, you have a true talent. I’ve always found your style of photography the most appealing in my search for a wedding photographer. But I have to admit (and this is all on me, not at all on your clients, or you for that matter) I often become discouraged that I will ever have engagement photos as fabulous as what it typically seen on this site. I’m sure the reason is obvious to those who are reading, but I’ve always felt like truly beautiful photographs were out of reach for my fiance and me because of some less than ideal body weight. And that is why I love this post so much. It’s just blows my fears out of the water. We CAN have gorgeous photos, because we ARE gorgeous people with an even more gorgeous love.

    So, congratulations Gabby and Adam. You’re beautiful and so is your love.

  40. Columbus GA Photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I LOVE the location! Lighting on the subjects look amazing as always. Great shoot!

  41. Christa

    March 18th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Love her dress!!!!! Beautiful shots as always 🙂

  42. Rachel Peters Photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    What a super sweet looking couple! her face lights up when she smiles! r

  43. Pasha Belman

    March 18th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Jasmine. They are all great. They are always great. Loved their photos, their outfits. Cant wait to see their wedding photos…

  44. nena

    March 18th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    what amazing photos of such a great couple! =-)

  45. LEOLAK

    March 18th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I love their story…and love that he kind of made her work a little because he was clearly digging her but she wasn’t ready…and when she was he was there. I really like the laughing one..and the two b/w(s) where he’s looking at her and she’s looking off somewhere and then they look at each other. I dig a dude who can rock some glasses!
    Thanks for sharing…great images as always!

  46. dearly loved photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    i love this location. beautiful shoot, as always.

  47. Kim J Martin

    March 18th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Your brides just have the most fabulous taste in fashion. These two are so adorable together!!

  48. kelly marie

    March 18th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I bet he has a secret wild side!! Great photos Jasmine…as always 🙂

  49. Lydia

    March 18th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    The b&w’s are beautiful! Their love and joy is so evident!

  50. katie

    March 18th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    I just LOVE her outfit.. the orange shirt, blue sweater.. Gabby if you are reading this.. where did you buy it?? Cute photos too!!

  51. Sunshine Coast Wedding Photography

    March 18th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    They look like a fun couple! You have caputred them beautifully!

  52. Jenny Meng

    March 18th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    They’re adorable! Love her shoes. 🙂

  53. Caz - CLN Photography

    March 19th, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Jasmin, I’ve spent the last few weeks reading through your entire blog, and I’ve learnt a phenomenal amount, so thank you sicerely, you are truly inspiring. Out of all of your shoots though, this is by far my stand out favourite! Gabby and Adam are such a beautiful couple, so obviously besotted with each other, and they are ‘ keeping it real’. They are gorgeous together and i can’t wait to see their wedding. Thank you for being so generous with the information and images you share, my photography has improved so much just since watching your creative live, can’t wait for the next one!

  54. Paula Franco

    March 19th, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I love the light and l love the photos, is amazing how you capture the esence of love!! Can’t wait to see the wedding!!

  55. Erin Z

    March 19th, 2011 at 2:49 am

    love them ALL. the B&W is my favorite. Wonderful.

  56. Gail

    March 19th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Hey, so you know who’s in the John Adams series? PAUL GIAMATTI!!! (tell JD that; maybe he’ll start Netflixing it! haha) (Laura Linney’s in it too; I have such a girl crush on her)

    PS–Speaking of crushes, Gabby’s CLOTHES!!! LOVE her color picks! Sweet couple!

  57. Whitney Schey

    March 19th, 2011 at 5:15 am

    All of the black and whites kicked major A…. and obviously, her yellow pumps made me jealy.

  58. Ana Sofia

    March 19th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Gorgeous couple!

  59. Tara

    March 19th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Super work. Their personalities jump off the screen. Beautiful.

  60. Edouard Montfort

    March 19th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Nice yellow shoes
    Lovely B&W photos

  61. kelsey {las vegas wedding photographer}

    March 19th, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    beautiful couple and story!

  62. Jorge Tortajada

    March 19th, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    A great session Jasmine! looks that are very much in love, Greetings!

  63. Rachel C.

    March 20th, 2011 at 1:36 am

    I lOVE these! Reeeally cute. 5th from the bottom was my special favorite. 🙂

  64. Karen

    March 20th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Beautiful couple, and photographs! =]

  65. Shuva Rahim

    March 20th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    yellow shoes… I approve.

  66. Erica Velasco

    March 20th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    so cute~!

  67. Mom

    March 20th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Can’t wait to see their wedding pics.!!!! I love the pictures of Adam and Gabby on the lawn. Beautiful couple.

  68. Jessica Sweeney

    March 21st, 2011 at 1:17 am

    They look great. It’s nice to see a couple who are so happy with each other and natural in front of the camera.

  69. Tim May

    March 21st, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Love the yellow shoes.

  70. B

    March 21st, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Love it! Great job, Hammy 😉

  71. Jenna Danelle

    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Just love this couple – too cute. And I love the ones of them on the grass!

  72. Renee

    March 22nd, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    What an ADORABLE couple!!!!

  73. Kansas City Wedding Photography

    March 24th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    This e-session is so sweet.

  74. Samuel Burns

    March 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Love the 2 black and white backlit shots. gorgeous

  75. Whitney

    April 3rd, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    you know what I love – ALL of these images &&& that you used the word "uber." I get made fun of a lot for the use of that word – but it’s one of my faves=)