Melissa and Luis | National Harbor Engagement Session in Maryland

Melissa and Luis are one of the sweetest and most romantic couples I’ve ever met! The two met at a housewarming party on a rooftop in the Wast Village of NYC while they were in college. While they were chatting sometime later, Melissa mentioned that she had a rooftop at her apartment in Manhattan. Luis has an affinity for the views you can see from them and offered to stop by to hang out! He showed up at midnight with a bottle of wine and the two sat up over looking Times Square and chatting. ┬áThe conversation flowed easily and they talked until the sun came up and they headed to a local diner for breakfast. 5 years later, and the red wine and conversations still flow easily for these two!

While they were visiting New Zealand (where Luis is from), they decided to hike the Redwoods-Whakarewarewa Forest. The two enjoyed time away from the world as they searched for some local birds. Unfortunately, they weren’t having much luck. Luis kept asking Melissa if she saw anything and pointed one out. She still wasn’t seeing anything but decided to tell him and point to one she “saw”. Before long, she realized he hadn’t seen anything either and turned around to say something – only to find Luis on one knee asking her to be his wife. Melissa said the proposal was so beautiful and the two are happily planning their destination wedding in Hawaii now!

National Harbor Engagement Session

A National Harbor engagement session was perfect for Melissa and Luis! When I asked what their perfect date night was, they told be getting to dress up and go out for a delicious dinner and drinks was always a good time! What better place for a romantic night out than National Harbor? And talk about knowing how to dress up! I still can’t get over Melissa’s gorgeous red jumpsuit. It stood out perfectly against the Harbor’s white details. I really enjoyed getting the chance to talk with Melissa and Luis and learn even more about them. I know they’re going to have a gorgeous wedding with their families in Hauula, Hawaii! Enjoy it, you two! Congratulations!

National Harbor engagement photos by Virginia Wedding Photographer Samia

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