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Ramy & Monica | Surprise Proposal

Today’s post is a little different, not your typical engagement session, but a surprise proposal!! Ramy was sent my way by my friend Stephanie Dougher of Stephanie Dee Photography, and from the first moment I read his email, I knew that this was going to be one very special and memorable day! From the very beginning, he gushed about Monica, in his emails and during our phone conversations! The love he has for her was so evident and the thought and care he put into planning this proposal was without a doubt one of the most romantic things I have experienced!

As the weeks went by, the plan for the proposal came together seamlessly. Our location was the roof of the Kennedy Center in DC, Ramy had everything covered, a videographer, a slideshow, an acapella group to sing to Monica, and friends and family to surprise her after she said YES!

We all took our positions on the roof terrace at the Kennedy Center, hiding behind pilars, gazing off the terrace pretending to just be tourist as Ramy walked her out and took her to our pre established “mark”. As they stood there, Monica oblivious to what was happening, one of the acapella group members walked up to them and asked if they could preview a video he was working on; Monica put on the headphones, watched the Ipad and as the slideshow played, she realized that the pictures were of her and Ramy!! While this happened, the singers threw rose pedals around them, and as the slideshow was done, they broke out in song! Ramy and Monica danced, and then the moment came… to the tunes of Bruno Mars “Marry You”.

The emotion in that moment was just beautiful! Monica even started to go down on her knees with Ramy! Then tears flowed, excitement and then she said YES!! They danced once more, as her family and friends snuck out onto the patio, and as you can see from the images, she was in total shock! It was quite the moment to be part of, to capture the emotions from their families and friends and be there to celebrate with everyone!

I did have some time after for a quick engagement session with the newly engaged couple, and WOW are these two in love! Monica is so beautiful and radiant, and the way Ramy looks at her is just breathtaking! Monica and Ramy, thank you for this amazing gift of witnessing and capturing the beginning of an incredible journey in your lives!

A special thank you to Stephanie Dee Photography for being there with me to capture all the emotions of this love filled day!!

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