Marianna + Nick's Engagement Session | Meridian Hill Park | Washington, DC

December 26, 2015  •  1 Comment

Congratulations to Marianna and Nick!

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Marianna is one of Sara's oldest friends. They met in elementary school when Marianna moved into the neighborhood. Over the summers, they would ride bikes, swim in Marianna's pool, hike in the woods, or play lightning tag on the golf course behind Sara's home. They were always doing something and that something was always adventurous.

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A few years ago, three weeks after Sara started dating her now-husband, Sara flew over to Bilbao, Spain where Marianna was studying. They shared a twin bed, ran with the bulls, stayed up all night laughing and dancing to Corey Hart's Sunglasses at Night in piazzas, were attacked by birds who wanted to eat their egg sandwiches, and had many, many other adventures together. We could probably fill our entire blog with stories from that trip! It was a hoot!

When Marianna first started dating Nick, Sara just knew. He was it. He makes Marianna feel like the incredible woman she is, loves her to pieces, let's her run free and spend months overseas if that's what she wants to do, and supports her in all of her endeavors. As a friend, what more can you ask for? He's amazing and we could not be happier for Marianna and Nick!

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Congratulations, you two! Thank you for including us in all of these special memories - and all of the special memories to come! We love you two!

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To the beautiful couple. What lovely photos to document a wonderful love!
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Photos from the Harty, a team of lifestyle, wedding, and event photographers, was founded by Sara (Hartenstine) Alepin in 2005 after she graduated with a BA in Art Studio & Education and began working on her MFA in Photography & Digital Imaging. After years of working together, Katie Lingan officially joined the team as lead photographer in 2013.

Over the years, we've learned a lot from capturing - and being a part of - all types of special moments, especially weddings.  One thing that has really stuck with us: it's not only important that you love our images - you must also love your photographer. You will spend more time with us on your wedding day than anyone else. So, it's important that you enjoy being around us on your big day!

So, keep reading to get to know us better.  If you like what you read and like what you see, please reach out to us.  We look forward to meeting you!

xo, Sara + Katie

Photos from the Harty is a partnership with Katie Lingan Photography