Michael + Nas Color {Washington DC Engagement Photography}

"Just one look at you 
And I know it's gonna be 
A lovely day"
bill withers | lovely day
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People always tell me "Kristen, when you know, you know."
And I knew.
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I knew from the very first e-mails that I was going to love them.
I knew from the first page-load on their rockabilly wedding website.
I knew from the first photograph they e-mailed over
(a spicy and simple shot of them at the beach).
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I knew we were a PERfect fit.
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After meeting them at the shop Nas opened (Toucan Boutique in DC -
it's super cute. Check it out!  And buy me this coat! k, thanks!),
and hearing about Nas' fashion studies in New York City,
and Michael's work in graphics and design,
I knew I was sold.
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Those kinds of meetings are the best + the worst.
Best because you are thrilled to have potential clients that fit with you so well.
Worst because you need to keep it cool and not blow the stinking meeting so they will become ACTUAL clients.
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But I guess there was mutual love + happiness amongst us,
and I get to be Micahel + Nas' wedding photographer.
*haaappy yippe-i-ay dance*
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You want details about them and their love?
I can do that.
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They met quite a few years ago in Adams Morgan.
Nas didn't really want to go out that night 
(pause: I can't tell you how many times I hear that.
"I was going to go out buuuuut I did"
and then they meet someone.
Love it.)
but her friends got her out there.
She was tired, it was late, her friends were jazzed, and by the end of the evening she was just really looking forward to her bed.
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Then her friend spotted Michael.
But Michael spotted Nas.
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That chance meeting late that one night ended up being "the one."
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When it was time to pop the question,
Michael wanted to make it memorable.
This woman he loves so much,
this woman that has so inspired him,
this woman he never wants to live without -
well, this woman needed to be proposed to right!
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Paris seemed like a great place to start.
Nas + her family were in Paris for Christmas and Michael went with.
After a late church service at Notre Dame the Scheming Boy and Inspiring Girl
parted ways from her family to be alone.
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Michael had it all planned out.
Take the train to the Eiffel Tower,
where it was dark,
romantic,
and perfect.
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Quickly the perfect plans were becoming... romantic-comedy-esque.
Many lines shut down late at night,
Michael + Nas were trying to go one direction,
but could only go the opposite way.
They eventually took a cab,
where the cab driver severely warned them about going to the Eiffel Tower at night.
I believe "sketchy" was the word used.
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They went anyways, always looking for adventure.
The lights on the famous tower were all turned off.
It rose into the cloudy dark sky,
silhouetted by street lamps,
city lights,
and fog.
It was cold.
And Michael asked Nas to be his wife.
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I'm not gonna lie,
I don't know how a girl could say no to that question in that location!
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But Nas really loved Michael,
and wanted him to be her husband.
She loved that he was always willing to try the crazy things she suggests.
"He's a good soul." 
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And in just a few months, these two will be married!
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They'll get to forever enjoy doing all their "art stuff" together,
and eating together (because that's a major favorite activity of theirs.
See? Told you they were meant for me.)

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They want a fun fun fun party,
with blue suede shoes
and non-stop dancing.
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Their wedding is going to be a celebration!
A happy memory!
And mostly just a wonderful time,
to reflect their fun, wonderful relationship.
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I personally can.not.wait.
I mean, yes, I am very excited that they are getting married.
That's a good thing.
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But I also just can't wait to shoot them again!!!
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Once I start, I might not ever stop.
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Seeeeee.
Reeeeeee.
Uuuuuuus.
Leeeeeee.
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I like this one ;)
She was fixing his sleeves,
then just needed some arm-love.
I support that.
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Yes, this was already on the blog.
But it has a special place in my heart.
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FAVORITE.
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I really do believe "less is more,"
and I try to limit my blog posts to a decent number of pictures.
I know I went overboard.
But today "more is more."
Wa-la.
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Thanks for bearing with me ;)
Hope this made you smile!
After years of waiting to shoot at this venue,
the perfect couple dropped in my lap
and I am just grinning inside + out for their upcoming "big day!"
Woo-hoo!

Any guesses on where their wedding is going to be? ;)

Comments

  1. Oh my goodness. I absolutely love these. Could they be any cuter? And proposed to IN Paris AT the Eiffel Tower? I think I might swoon. LOVE.

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  2. WHAT IN THE WORLD KRISTEN! THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!! OH me oh my ... AHHHHH! I LOOOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!

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  3. Glen Echo Park.
    Glen Echo Park.
    Glen Echo Park.
    Glen Echo Park.

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  4. whaaaa..... amazing.

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  5. per-fec-tion.
    seriously.

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  6. golly, those are stunning.
    dang.
    they're beautiful!
    and you captured them amazingly.

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  7. Kristen. I don't comment as often as I should, but I had to come out of my comment silentness when I saw these. Oh.my.gosh. Paris + the 50s + milkshakes + photo shoot = my heart goes pitterpatter. Swoon.

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  8. That is the coolest place ever! I'm so in love with this whole session. I LOVE places like that, and this couple looks like so much fun! I can't wait to see their wedding pictures!

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