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Meridian Hill Park Engagement Session | John + Layla

Engagements

May 25, 2017

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

A couple of weeks ago, I got the incredible opportunity to meet John and Layla at Meridian Hill Park during the sunrise for their engagement session! We strolled through the gardens and beautiful architecture, all the while talking about their sweet wedding day to come.

After working together for five years, John finally asked to take Layla to dinner “and to let him pay for it.” There had been a few other hangouts together, but John really needed to spell it out for Layla to get it. Their first date was dinner and a movie in Georgetown, and then following that, their second date was to see Florence and the Machine in concert – Layla’s favorite. It was by the end of that night, when they were singing and dancing with fellow strangers next to them, they knew they had something special.

After returning home from a relaxing vacation in the Virgin Islands, they wanted to start getting back into her Saturday morning routine of going to the gym. John waited until Layla started her workout class before he ran home to setup a marriage proposal, and proceeded to return to the gym as if he never left. As they walked home through the first snow of the season, they talked about how it was time to take down their little Christmas tree.

John kept insisting to keep it up a little longer. When they finally got home, Layla was completely surprised to see roses, champagne, and a ring set up on the counter. She turned around to look at John who was already on one knee. After Layla said yes (of course), John surprised her with one more thing – a new ornament to add to their tree of two little snowmen holding a sign that said “Engaged!”

If our dream date took place in DC, we love to enjoy a nice dinner sitting outside and taking in the passerbys. Our favorite restaurant is Le Diplomate, which is right in our neighborhood.
If they could go anywhere for a dream date, you’d be able to find them on a beautiful beach, sipping cocktails, and watching the sunset. The best song to describe this feeling: Zac Brown Band – Toes. 🙂
They can’t wait to see each other for the first time on their wedding day, the very first day of their marriage! They are so eager to celebrate with friends and family on a beautiful rooftop overlooking the famous sites of our hometown – Washington, D.C.

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Virginia Fine Art Wedding Photographer

Film Processed by: Photovision

Want to browse other recent engagement sessions? 

click here: Rust Manor House Engagement Session | Ryan + Alex

click here: Stan + Kate | Fine Art Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session

Klaire Dixius Photography | Meridian Hill Park Engagement Session

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