You guys KNOW how I feel about engagement sessions in the not typical, touristy DC locations (and if you don’t, I love them). Alex & Rachel live and work in DC and so having their engagement session at one of their favorite bars, Boundary Stone Public House in the Bloomingdale neighborhood, was a no-brainer. Just two crazy kids, some good beer, the scenes of DC, and LOTS of love . Thanks to Matthew Druin for sharing this one with us!
Rachel & Alex’s Washington DC Engagement Pictures at Boundary Stone
How they met:
I met Alex on my first day at Stanford, while biking– for the first time since childhood– to a welcome dinner. I pretty much crashed my bike into the bench alex was sitting on and practically fell trying to get off and lock it. he didnt mention anything, but I knew he must have been laughing at me! later we found out we were in the same masters program of five people- and started dating before the program even began! we kept it quiet from the department until we knew for sure it would last, though!
I knew alex was the one almost instantly- from our first “date” (beer, burgers and Mon night football) it was obviously a special match. a week after dating, we drove to yosemite to go camping on a whim before class begun- that was when i knew for sure. anyone who was down for that was someone i wanted to share life with- we finished a big 15 miles hike, camped out- it was the best weekend ever. before we moved to the east coast, we went back to that campsite and to the spot where we finished our big hike together- it was really special.
Click inside for the rest of Alex & Rachel’s offbeat Washington DC engagement session at Boundary Stone bar – including a look at her engagement ring!