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Stu & Emily | Jefferson Memorial proposal photography | Washington, DC

We photographers get to view a lot of intimate moments for our clients: stolen glances at the altar, the smallest detail of how she wrinkles her nose when she’s really laughing, maybe even a little skin in a boudoir session. But in April I photographed a moment I’d only seen once before: a proposal. (The once before was when my own husband flashed that ring.) It was, frankly, nerve-wracking, but in the end really special and a huge honor for me. Emily and Stu:

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In my opinion, the best option to get your proposal on camera is to do it at the end of a portrait session. She’s got a reason to dress up and I’ve got a reason to be there with a big camera. So I met up with Emily and Stu looking super-dapper and adorable. There were still tons of trees blooming (don’t you miss Spring already?)

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I still believe I more or less got away with this one without arousing suspicion.

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One secret password of exchange, and Stu was off to do his thing.

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All these kids started screaming as soon as Stu took a knee, and we went over to say hi after.

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Congratulations again, you guys! I hope you’ve been enjoying your engagement!

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Sara Hartenstine AlepinJune 17, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Beautiful job capturing this moment! You are so talented <3

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