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Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos: Shabnam and Josh

These Old Town Alexandria engagement photos are some of my favorite to date! Shabnam and Josh actually met online. For their first date, they went to the Dubliner in DC, where they bonded over their love for Ireland and movies. Josh actually proposed to Shaby at the National Arboretum, which is one of their favorite spots to go for a walk. He did it on their 3 year anniversary. Fast forward to today and they are planning their wedding for this fall 2022, and it is going to all take place at Hotel Dupont in Washington DC.

What does their life aside from wedding planning look like? They are both currently working from our home. They break up the day by having a late breakfast, watching an episode of Columbo or Murder She Wrote, and motivate each other to work out when work is all done. In the evenings, they actually go to the movies about 1-2 per week. I also think it is so cool that Shaby and Josh also visit book stores and record stores once a week. They enjoy exploring new restaurants and planning future trips, cooking and music. When they aren’t out exploring, they love to stay in for dinner and a movie.

For their engagement photos we went to Old Town Alexandria, the perfect location for water views and inner city scape and cobblestone.  We started by the water and then made our way around Old Town, ending up at the tunnel for the most gorgeous sunset view that poured into their photos. I am so grateful to be telling Shaby and Josh’s love story through pictures, and can’t wait for their wedding this fall!

Old Town Alexandria Engagement Photos by Virginia Wedding Photographer Samia: