Happy Monday Romancers!!! We are BACK in action after a full-fledged wedding weekend down in Virginia Beach. I had the absolute pleasure of being a wedding GUEST this weekend (actually a Bridesmaid at that!) and I am still recuperating a bit from all the dancing. Working weddings is a KILLER for someone, like me, who LOVES to dance. My dance itch was nearly incurable and my husband even said to me that I was clearly making up for some lost time at the reception. My feet are still throbbing a bit (and I wore flats!). Needless to say, I cut a rug, and then some. But onto today’s blog post! Thanks to Val & Sarah (gahhhh I love these two), I have an awesome, laid-back Washington DC engagement pictures session to share. Michelle & Ron took their engagement pictures in their neighborhood and even down in the metro!
These came out SO COOL. I’ve seen a few DC Metro engagement pictures before – but naturally Val & Sarah gave it their own flare and the result is just all kinds of awesome. Check out the sess and adorable DC love story below!
Michelle & Ron’s Laid Back, Alternative Washington DC Engagement Pictures
Photographer: Val & Sarah
How they met:
We met at our white coat ceremony in the beginning of pharmacy school. He came across the room and said something like, “I came over to introduce myself because our moms have been trying to say hello to each other. So hi I’m Ron!” [our moms probably noticed there was another filipino family so they wanted to connect based on that commonality]. We started talking and he said he was taking his mom on a tour of DC and asked if my mom and I would like to come along. I agreed and we had a great time together.
This was actually the beginning of a new and fun FRIENDSHIP. We were actually each other’s pharmacy school best friends. We studied together, worked out together and joined the same fraternity. But halfway through pharmacy school he admitted he had feelings for me. Apparently it was obvious to everyone but oblivious me. After some reluctance and hesitation, I gave in and gave him my heart.
Click inside for the rest of Michelle & Ron’s adorable DC engagement pictures AND for the proposal story!
How he proposed:
We moved back to California and started our careers as pharmacists. We were both having such a stressful time at work. So he decided that we should take a quick getaway to Santa Barbara. He says he wants to make sure we go to Butterfly beach because it has an amazing sunset. This is not anything out of the ordinary…we like hanging out the beach and enjoying sunsets together. We go to the beach, and he sets up the camera to take pictures. Again there is nothing to suspect because this is what he does when we go on vacation. He’s THAT guy with the tripod setting up for pictures when its just the two of us.
We take some pictures and I start to get impatient. I tell him, “ok just one more!” and he knew this was his moment. He told me turn my back to the camera and when he told me to turn around he was on one knee. He asked me to marry him and I mumbled a slow yes with a quick “did you take a picture of this?!” and he says, “no but i got it on video.” And that was the beginning of this wedding madness!
Congratulations Michelle & Ron! Thank you for sharing your engagement pictures and love story with us. A special thanks again to the ever-awesome Val & Sarah for sharing their images with us. It’s going to be a WEEK with a wedding & the next #CapRoWorkshops DIY workshop this weekend. Let’s do this.