christmas tree farm engagement

Melissa, Luis & A Christmas Tree Farm

Happy almost Christmas!!!

After featuring that adorable Christmas Tree Decoration Love Shoot by Abby Grace Photography a couple weeks back, I thought the perfect way to spend my last post before the Holiday [yes, I will be off from posting tomorrow & Monday … but back on Tuesday!] would be with an adorable couple, who had an adorable Christmas Tree Engagement shoot & actually had a Christmas time proposal story too! Thanks to the amazing Helen John Photography for sharing these beautiful images!

About Melissa & Luis:

Melissa and Luis met at Havana Village nightclub in DC. She was out with her coworkers from Black & Veatch and it was one of her first nights dancing Salsa (many to follow). Luis asked her to dance, she said yes. They danced a few songs together while Luis was teaching her to dance (he’s an expert salsa dancer, at least in Melissa’s eyes). As she was getting ready to leave the nightclub, she ran into Luis again, and he asked for her phone number. He called two days later, and the’ve been dating ever since!

Melissa & Luis’ Christmas Tree Farm Engagement Shoot

The proposal story:

Luis asked Melissa to marry him just last Friday! He sent her on a treasure hunt, giving her hints about himself “What do I do every morning when I wake up”, etc.  She found 3 or 4 clues and it led Melissa back to him. Then he pulled the ring out of his pocket and popped the question! She said, YES! Because of the timing of the proposal, they will always remember Christmas as an extra special time. Their photographer was even able to squeeze in a last minute Christmas-themed engagement session at a Christmas tree farm right by the house that Melissa grew up in – so special!


Click inside for the rest of Melissa & Luis’ adorable Christmas Tree Farm engagement shoot from Helen John Photography!

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A Christmas Tree Farm Love Shoot

Prepare to have your eyes melt with this gorrrrrrrrgeous Christmas Tree Decorating love shoot from Abby Grace Photography. My husband and I bought a real Christmas tree for the first time this year, and we decorated it last night – I was SO happy! I really love decorating a Christmas tree – mostly because I love the memories and conversation that surround the ornaments you pick out of the boxes and place on the tree. Each one brings a certain anecdote, emotion, and story to it – and it really makes for a wonderful evening of reminiscing with family [or friends!]

I’ll talk more about my own tree decorating on Wednesday when I share the DIY ruffled tree skirt I made yesterday, but for now, I’ll let the talented Abby Grace Photography take it from here.

Shawn and Ashley were married in June of 2010 and, due to an unfortunate series of events, ended up having their wedding photographer switched on them the morning of their wedding. They won a photo session with another area photographer last year and decided to make fall/Christmas photos a yearly thing. Ashley and I were roommates in college so I was SO excited when she called me up for this year’s shoot! I suggested decorating a Christmas tree on a tree farm, so we met up at Krop’s Crops for our session. Photographing Shawn and Ashley was an absolute breeze- when you have a couple as in love as these college sweethearts, I really don’t end up having to do much work. It was awesome!

Remember last week when we talked about doing something for your engagement shoot? Well here is another perfectly executed example of this. I know you guys are going to love this one! Plus, it is SURE to put you in the Holiday spirit if you aren’t just yet!

** PS- apologies for the picture heavy post – but there were just WAYY too good to cut back **

Read more to see the rest of this beautiful Christmas Tree Decoration love shoot from Abby Grace Photography!

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