Doing engagement shoots at a place that is special to the couple is my favorite!!! This was a very special place to Mary & Nick because it is where Nick PROPOSED!! For their engagement session we walked around the Jefferson Memorial and the D.C. area. Even though it was February, it was a gorgeous day! A light breeze and beautiful sunset.
Here is their love story!!!
Nick and Mary met at Salisbury University in 2005. It wasn’t until 2007 that they realized that there was something there beyond friendship. Unfortunately, at this point, the summer was approaching and Nick was finishing up his Master’s degree and heading back to the DC area and Mary was headed to San Francisco for an internship for the summer before starting her senior year at SU. They decided it was best to be friends since they both were at different points in their life. They believed that if it was meant to be, life would bring them back together again. After Mary graduated in 2008 she also moved back to the DC area, not far from where Nick lived. Throughout the next 4 years Nick and Mary kept in touch through texts, facebook, and the occasional coffee date. They each dated other people but never lost the feelings they had for each other back in college. Finally, In 2012 after a few official dates, they decided to give it a try again and realized they couldn’t be with anyone else. And now, ten years after first meeting, they are planning their wedding!
Nick and Mary have always loved DC, especially the monuments. In the summer of 2012, Mary moved to Seattle for 8months for a job. Before she moved, Nick took Mary to look at the monuments at night since it was something she’d always wanted to do. Nick and Mary loved the Jefferson Memorial and it became a special place for them both. On December 18, 2014 Nick took Mary to look at the National Christmas tree. After that, they walked to the Jefferson Memorial and decided to re-create a picture they had taken from the time they went before Mary moved to Seattle. They sat down on the steps to take a selfie and Nick got down on one knee and proposed!
Such a sweet story! Enjoy these images from Mary & Nick's engagement session!
Can't wait for your wedding in September!! You two are adorable.