A Lincoln Memorial Proposal at Night

After months of planning, the special night came when my friend Troy finally proposed to the woman of his dreams, Setareh, at the Lincoln Memorial! On October 20th, 2017, Troy took Setareh out to a lovely dinner at Takoda Restaurant and Beer Garden in DC. Both agreed they had a great time! Before heading home, Troy asked Setareh to stop by the Lincoln Memorial to enjoy the serene and romantic night view of the perfectly aligned Washington Monument, The Capitol and the Reflecting Pool. That chilly evening, while casually watching the best view in DC, Troy went down on one knee and asked Setareh to marry him! SHE SAID YES! Months of planning was well worth it! I tell you, it was one of the best moments I’ve ever documented – true love and a true classic DC proposal! Dinner Venue | TAKODA DC Proposal Venue | LINCOLN MEMORIAL DC Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

A Sunset Engagement at Meadowlark Gardens

         Lani and Zach met on the very first day of freshman year at JMU! They were both members of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes and had moved into their dorm rooms early. Since they were the first two people on the floor, they became friends almost immediately. Lani and Zach have been dating since November of 2010.          Lani shared that Zach has always been a big fan of surprising her with scavenger hunts, though they’d always ended in cake or presents, not an engagement ring. So, while Lani was away on a media trip, Zach created a scavenger hunt out of his favorite pictures of them throughout the years. The final clue was a Ferrero Rocher (Lani’s favorite chocolate) hidden in a ring box with the note: “turn around, please.” When she did, Zach was waiting on one knee with the ring and popped the question! How cute is their engagement?! This is definitely one of the sweetest proposal stories I have heard!          In May of 2018, Lani and Zach are tying the knot at their favorite vacation spot! Both have always dreamed of saying their vows on a beach, so what better way to make that dream come true than get married in Costa Rica! As Lani described it: “there are no better beaches than the ones in Costa Rica where tropical cocktails and pipas frias abound!”          And guess what? I will be flying down to Costa Rica with them! I am beyond excited! It is such an honor and privilege to get...

DC sunrise lovin’

         First light at the Lincoln Memorial is always magical. Add a lovely couple for an engagement session? A dream! Daryus and Vanessa were so much fun to work with! They were so comfortable in front of the camera and their photos turned out stunning!          So here’s a little sweet story how Daryus proposed! The day before last year’s Thanksgiving, and it happened to be Daryus’s sister’s birthday; he invited Vanessa and her family for a dinner at Reston Town Center! While surrounded by their loved ones, Daryus went down on one knee and asked the woman of his dreams to become his forever. Of course Vanessa said yes! [smile] As seen on | DC REFINED Engagement venue| LINCOLN MEMORIAL, DC Wedding venue| SHADOW CREEK WEDDINGS Engagement ring| ELITE JEWELERS Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Christine + Oscar’s Garden Engagement

         Christine and Oscar went to the same college but actually never met. In 2010, they became roommates through a common friend and because they shared a lot of common interests, they instantly became good friends and eventually started dating. A couple of their shared interests are: architecture and cats! In fact, they are both architects and they have a fluffy cat named Margaux! [smile]          Last year around Christmas time, after watching one of their favorite comedians, Louis C.K., Oscar proposed to Christine and she said yes! Take a second look at her gorgeous engagement ring below!          Christine and Oscar will be tying the knot in November at Rust Manor House in Leesburg VA and I can’t wait to document their wedding day! Yay! Engagement Venue| MEADOWLARK BOTANICAL GARDENS Wedding Venue| RUST MANOR HOUSE Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...

Cherry Blossoms Engagement in Washington DC

         After 4 years of dating, Rodney proposed to My right before Christmas of 2016 at the National Harbor in DC under a giant Christmas tree! My’s inner joke, how romantic! yet she said yes and that’s what matter the most!          My and Rodney are opposite! My is an introvert, who likes quiet times and loves to simply hang out with Rodey and their 2 cute dogs! She loves to dress up thus shows in her outfit choice for her engagement! Stunning! Rodney on the other hand is an extrovert. “He’s fun-loving and goofy!” Just how My described him casually! My fell in love with Rodney because of his personality, to sum it all up, he completes her!          My’s dream was to have her engagement session done in DC during the cherry blossoms season and she made it happened! It was like a fairytale that came true! They started their engagement at the Jefferson Memorial. They walked around, chatted a little and danced in front of the memorial overlooking the Washington Monument. It was breathing!          After their quick dance, they walked around the Tidal Basin and enjoyed the cherry blossoms while their blooming! In between their chats and quick dances, they giggled and gave each other some lovely kisses. These two were inseparable and so in love! Their photos truly shows their love and affection with each other!           My and Rodney will be getting married this September at RASPBERRY PLAIN MANOR in Leesburg, VA and they can’t wait to tie the...

Nicole and Andy Engaged!

           In 2016, 3 days before Christmas, Andy filled their home with lit candles and rose petals on the floor. After a long day at work, Nicole came home to a big surprise! Andy proposed and she said yes!          These two have been engaged for 4 months now and they can’t get any sweeter! They celebrated their engagement at the peek of the cherry blossoms in DC right before the sun settled. It was a beautiful moment.          Nicole and Andy are currently planning their dream wedding. It will be held at the lovely Winding Creek Farm in Lovettsvile, VA this coming fall! Location | JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON DC Cheers! Jof Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new...