Snowzilla has descended on DC, but Snowstorms won't keep us Down!
Snowzilla has hit DC, but we love a good snowstorm!
This snowy engagement session is still one of our very favorite photoshoots! We loved how this adorable couple was just ALL IN for whatever the weather had to throw at us! We were all freezing, but they were totally fine doing whatever we asked for these stunning photographs (if we do say so ourselves lol)! We love these two, this session, and how much attention it received from How He Asked, Notely, Virginia Bride Magazine, Engagement 101 magazine and more!
And, if you'd like to check out their wedding, it was about 100 degrees in August. Quite the opposite of this engagement session, which was about 18 degrees!
Rachel's Proposal Story
Chris and I went to Orlando for my cousin's wedding in last November. We decided to make a vacation out of the trip and ended up driving to St. Pete Beach, on the gulf coast, to spend a few days enjoying the sun and sand before heading back to chilly Maryland. We'd heard that St. Pete's white sand beaches were beautiful and that the sunsets over the water were breath-taking. One evening, we were getting ready to go to dinner and Chris suggested we go out to the beach to watch the sunset. We walked out to the sand, grabbed a seat, and chatted about nothing in particular as the sun sank toward the sea. Just before the sun slipped over the horizon, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I, of course, said yes! We were both super excited and totally giddy about our engagement, we went to the hotel restaurant and celebrated with some champagne.
Stay warm, everyone! And, enjoy a little extra time with your loved ones! xo
Planning, Coordination, and Design: Intrinsic Events
Music, DJ: Al Graham
Flowers, Floral Design: My Flower Box
Hair, Make-up: Infinity Artistry
Photo Booth: Pixilated
Catering, Venue: Tabrizi's
Hotel: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Transportation: American Limo
Photography Assistant, Additional Photographer: Leah Coppotelli Photography
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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
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