Jacqueline & Blair’s National Zoo Engagement in Washington, DC

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  • March 29, 2012

Thursday! We are almost to the weekend [and AH Borrowed Event! Only 3 more days away!]. Lucky for you all I have a gorgeous Washington, DC engagement session to share thanks to Mary Dougherty Photography [submitted via two bright lights]. Jacqueline & Blair decided to have their engagement shoot at an extremely appropriate place for the couple ~ the National Zoo in NW DC, where they went on their first date AND where they got engaged! Too perfect :)

Mary shares a bit about their engagement session:

It was only natural that for their engagement photos we visit the two spots that became most significant to them, so we started at the Zoo before heading over to the Capitol. The usually calm Zoo was bustling with activity, sounds, and sights as it celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with an event named “Fiesta Musical.” Once we got over the fact that the crowds of people felt like an unintended audience, we found a few quite spots in the zoo and had a great time taking pictures.

Jacqueline & Blair’s Washington, DC Engagement Session at the National Zoo

Their love story begins …

After Jacqueline and Blair met in the summer at an FCA sports camp they started talking. Soon talking turned into planning, and figuring out how to spend time together when they lived states apart. Jacqueline had moved to DC after graduation and so it was easy to find something to do when Blair came down to visit for the first time.

In fact, she didn’t realize how much there was to do in DC, and wondered why on that first Saturday last year there was virtually no room on the metro and it was impossible to get around. They soon found out that they had planned their first date the same day as the Rally to Restore Sanity. They enjoyed the adventure of navigating around the busy city and made their way to both the Zoo and the Capitol. After spending a full day on their feet and enjoying each others company, it was time to say good bye.

Click inside to see the rest of Jacqueline & Blair’s beautiful Washington, DC engagement session ~ including some fun shots at the Capitol Building & the Monument! Check out the proposal story too!

The proposal!

Almost a year later [after their first date], they followed in the footsteps of their first adventure only this time things were different. Blair had taken a new job and re-located to the district, and with an absolutely packed day full of everything they loved he took Jacqueline around the city and asked her to marry him [at the zoo].

Thankfully, she said yes. :)

Congratulations Jacqueline & Blair!! Can’t wait to see your wedding pictures :) A special thanks to Mary Dougherty Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this submission possible!!

 

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