Lincoln Memorial Surprise Proposal

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Eep! I am so excited to share with you photos from Sarah and Nico’s Lincoln Memorial surprise proposal! Just wait until you hear this story!

Already connected…

Over the summer, Sarah contacted me about updating her headshots, so we met up in Crystal City, took some beautiful photos, and I had the best time getting to know her. She told me about her work and mentioned her boyfriend, Nico, quite a bit.

Cut to late summer and Sarah reached out to me again, this time in regards to scheduling a session at the monuments before she and Nico moved out of town. We got everything squared away as far as the date and location… and little did she know this photo shoot would turn into her Lincoln Memorial surprise proposal!

The Plan

Shortly after Nico signed their contract, he contact me separately to let me know he planned to use the occasion to pop the question!! Yasssss!!!! Y’all know how much I love proposals – and I was doubly psyched for this one knowing Sarah would be the one getting engaged! It’s just extra fun to already know the person you’ll be taking photos for while they’re being proposed to!

Surprise!

Nico had everything planned – all I had to do was give him the verbal cue to say, “let’s do one last photo in this outfit before you change,” and get them in position for one epic proposal shot. Everything went off without a hitch! We spent the first half of the session taking photos as Sarah had planned, and then right before they were going to change outfits, I set them up in front of the reflecting pool, and poof! Our session turned into a Lincoln Memorial surprise proposal!

Great job, Nico, on planning a really sweet surprise for Sarah! Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.

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