Well after a week of no blogging, I am swinging right back into action with a fun little engagement session shot at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Mel & Ted’s DC engagement session is an extra special feature for me – because they are actually two of my very good friends! They were in my wedding and I am overjoyed that I get to be in theirs next June in Virginia Beach!!
When Rich Kessler told me he was doing an enagement session giveaway, I instantly sent the link to Mel – her and Ted’s love story is SO cute and her ring is SO unique (just wait until you see it). I was PUMPED when they won the giveaway and even more pumped when Rich submitted it to me for featuring, via Two Bright Lights.
Shooting engagements in the DC museums (especially in the summer) can be tricky, as there are usually tourists EVERY WHERE, but thanks to Mel, they got to get into the museum a little before the public and capture some seriously awesome shots! Check them out below – it’s good to be back Romancers ;)
Mel & Ted’s Washington DC Engagement at the Air & Space Museum
How they met:
Ted and I met freshman year of college because we were both Flyhalfs on the men’s and women’s rugby teams. We didn’t reach the “more than friends” stage until after college at a beer festival — the beer gave us a bit of liquid courage to admit that we both had crushes on each other all through college. Unfortunately our timing was awful. I had just accepted a job and would be moving to DC in a few weeks. I was absolutely crushed to lose what I had wanted for four years.
On the night before I moved, Ted surprised me and told me he was going to move to DC for me. When I asked him why, he jokingly told me it’s because I “always give him my leftovers.” To this day, food is still the way to his heart.
Ted found a job in DC a month later, and the rest, as they say, is history. Five years later, we still can’t believe it took us four years of college and a beer festival to realize we were meant to be together. But, some things are worth the wait.
Click inside for the rest of Mel & Ted’s DC engagement - including the proposal story!