Stephanie and Tim are high school sweethearts from Northern Virginia. Although miles separated them in college, they found their way back to one another after graduating, and eventually shared an apartment together in the heart of DC. I was super excited to share their engagement shoot by Kir2ben Photography, which truly stuns with views of the Washington Monument.
Oh, and funny/adorable story - Stephanie and Tim actually got engaged down in Costa Rica over a plate of nachos! "Between the two of us, Tim and I went to ten weddings this summer, many of which were out of town. To reward ourselves for surviving such a crazy summer, we booked a trip to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica for just the two of us... we planned to head to the beach, but before that, Tim insisted I take a shower and dress up a little. To go to the beach? Weirdo. When I then caught him shaving and putting on a polo shirt with his bathing suit, I knew something was up. I proceeded to send him to the beach so I could finish getting ready, i.e. sit with my face in the fan to calm myself down. Once I made it down to the beach, Tim and I ordered lunch from our lounge chairs. Nachos on the menu? Done. After a few minutes, Tim started saying all these lovely things and I was thinking, THIS IS IT!! until the waiter walked up with our food. Thinking he was interrupting Tim's proposal, I started to say "Thanks, that looks great," which turned into "OH MY GOD" when I saw the open ring box next to my nachos. I immediately burst into tears, shocking both of us I think, and Tim got down on one knee and put the ring on my finger. We then celebrated our engagement the best way we know how: eating nachos."
Fall DC Engagement Shoot at Washington Monument by Kir2ben Photography