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If you’ve never been to Capitol Hill Books near Eastern Market – you must go! I’ll never forget the first time I went – it’s quirky beyond belief with books stacked literally EVERYWHERE. This place is NOT for anyone that is claustrophobic (some of the passageways between books are SO tight and the ceilings in the basement might not be higher than 6 feet). You have the constant feeling that touching one book might take the whole place down. I also always wonder about the fire hazard it seems to be (but that’s just me).
One of my favorite things too are the hilarious “spoilers” on some of the books near the front. Totally worth it if you find yourself near Eastern Market, once it’s not so bitterly cold anymore. Anyway – Jenny & Victor decided to take their DC engagement pictures here and I just LOVE it. The shots are stunning and fun and everything engagement pictures shoot be! Check them all out:
In Jenny’s words:
I’m originally from San Jose, California — I met Victor, a native of Northern Virginia, a little over five years ago when I left home for school at the University of Pennsylvania. I remember making idle conversation with him in a creative writing class we shared early sophomore year, whereupon I learned we were both English majors. Our professor, overhearing, said that we’d be seeing a lot of each other. Little did I know just how right she was — I started running into Victor around campus, at study groups for Economics, and even my literary magazine meetings! A week after our first conversation he invited me out on the pretense of doing fieldwork for our latest nonfiction assignment, and we’ve been inseparable ever since.
Click inside for the rest of this adorable DC engagement session & the proposal story!
It was on my 22nd birthday, in the August after college, that Victor proposed to me in my childhood home in San Jose. The summer was a mad dash, with both of us trying to find jobs. We both finally found work — in different cities on the east coast. I had planned to spend my last week and birthday before work with my family; Victor surprised me by flying out west to spend time together. On the morning of my birthday, Victor woke me up with a ring and promised to stand by me even if hundreds of miles stood between us. In my sleep-addled haze, I managed to find the word: yes! A year later, after what seemed an eternity of bus rides between DC and New York, Victor applied successfully to work remotely and we’ve now made our home (for now) in beautiful Astoria!