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Michael & Marissa’s Washington DC Engagement Pictures in Chinatown

A long long time ago we re-launched this little blog here and to celebrate, Stephanie Leigh Photo Design gave away an engagement session and coffee table book to one lucky couple. Michael & Marissa were that lucky couple and we are so excited to get to share their engagement pictures and love story here on the blog today! I love that their love story includes New Jersey (being a Jersey girl myself) and their proposal story is just too cute. I’ll let them take it from here.

Michael & Marissa’s Washington DC Engagement Pictures in Chinatown

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Photography: Stephanie Leigh Photo Design | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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How They Met:

Marissa grew up in New Jersey but was a frequent visitor to the northern Virginia area throughout her childhood as she visited close family friends. Without these visits she might never have applied to any Virginia schools and thus would’ve missed out on meeting Michael.

Michael grew up in Falls Church, Virginia and ironically spent his formative Christmases and summers trekking to New Jersey where his father is from and grandparents lived for many years.

Michael and Marissa had many mutual friends at school but their path didn’t really cross until they shared a business class junior year. They became quick friends and Marissa finally began to take a hint as she departed for Christmas break that year with a dozen roses that were left in her dorm room. Nightly phone conversations over break led to an official first date on Valentine’s Day and here we are almost eight years later in the place where it all started, celebrating happily ever after.

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Click inside for a peak at the gorgeous engagement ring AND to read their adorable proposal story!

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Michelle & Adam’s Meridian Hill Park & Constitution Gardens DC Engagement Session

Back this afternoon with an adorable engagement session that will make us all pine for Fall. Ok – maybe just me then? Everyone else reading this probably just wants SUMMER already! Amiright? This DC engagement session features Michelle & Adam and their DIY Jones Soda Bottles – which fit perfectly since it’s their soon to be shared last name! They took some pictures aounr Meridian Hill Park and then the Constitution Gardens. Some gorgeous weeping willows also made an appearance! Thanks to Chantal Lavine Photography for sharing the images for the feature!

Michelle & Adam’s Meridian Hill Park & Constitution Gardens, Washington DC Engagement Session

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How they met:

We met over six years ago quite serendipitously during a study abroad trip to Jordan. We spent the summer as bioarchaeologists excavating tombs and falling in love. We kept our romance alive through two years of long distance (Adam went to school in NC and Michelle in MA) before moving to Charlotte, NC and finally relocating to the DC area for grad school and our current careers in the government.

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Click inside for the rest of Michelle & Adam’s DC engagement pictures and proposal story!

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Raheem & Kyra’s Downtown Washington DC Engagement Session

Well hello there Monday and this winter weather we are having in DC! I hope everyone is staying warm and getting ready for the BEST holiday of the year! To me, there really is just not much better than a day centered around family, food, and football. It’s everything that makes Christmas awesome without the stress of buying presents, which is a total plus in my book! So let’s get this (short) blogging week started with a little DC engagement session from Terri Baskin Photography.

Raheem & Kyra’s Downtown Washington DC Engagement Pictures

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Photography: Terri Baskin | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

How they met:

“We both work together and we were always friendly with each other and spoke when we saw each other. One evening after work i went to my car and had a flat tire.  I called and waited for someone from maintenance to come and fix it but while i waited Raheem came out of the building and offered to change my tire.  At first I said no thank you, but he offered again so I agreed to let him change the tire. He told me that my payment to him would be a dinner date. We went out to dinner a few nights later and it was interesting due to his sense of humor.  We started dating in February and he proposed over the summer. ”

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Click inside for the rest of the pictures from Raheem & Kyra’s DC engagement session!

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Chelsey & John’s Columbia Heights Engagement Pictures in Washington DC

This afternoon’s DC engagement session has some of my favorite things! An adorable couple, a true DC-romance love story, the CUTEST dog, and the choice to take engagement pictures in their neighborhood where they met have have fallen in love! Photographer Noe Todorovich shares, “Chelsey and John originally met at Columbia Heights Day in 2010 and also have been living in that neighborhood for a while now. For the shoot, we incorporated the neighborhood and some murals and mosaics…and their recently adopted precious pup! I loved how they worked in their roots!” Let’s get this feature going!

Chelsey & John’s Washington DC Playground Engagement Session in Columbia Heights

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Photography: Noe Todorovich

How they met:

From her POV: John and I met at Meridian Pint during Columbia Heights Day 2010. John was representing DC Bocce League and I was there helping sell Columbia Heights Bar Crawl cups with a friend after being stood up by a blind date. John was incredibly sociable and charming…and even bought me a sympathy drink for having been stood up!

From his POV: We met at Columbia Heights Day in 2010 — she was an event volunteer and I was running bocce games there. I immediately thought she was very funny and easy to talk to. Plus, she was extremely upbeat for someone that had just been stood up on a blind date (all good things).

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Click inside for the rest of today’s Washington DC engagement pictures post, including the proposal story!

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Hanna & Jamison’s Washington DC Engagement at Union Market

I am probably a bit biased about today’s DC engagement session. For one, the photographer, Porter Watkins Photography, is one of our hand-picked photography vendors in our DC wedding vendor guide. For two, the couple chose my own neighborhood as the location of their engagement session – Northeast DC’s Union Market!

But, bias aside – this engagement session is kickass. Porter got some seriously awesome shots of Hanna & Jamison around both the newer and older parts of the market. And Hanna & Jamison are just a super rad couple. Check out their DC engagement session and short & sweet love story below!

Hanna & Jamison’s Alternative Northeast DC Engagement Session at Union Market

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How they met:

We met through friends in 2007 and fell in love over music, cooking, exploring DC, and traveling the world. We love to bike, hike, hit up local farmers’ markets, and watch Law & Order with our awesome cat, Sputnik.

I really hope that cat name is a wink to Salute Your Shorts.

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Click inside for the rest of Hanna & Jamison’s rad DC engagement session at Union Market by Porter Watkins Photography.

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