Old Town Alexandria Engagement Session | Miranda + Riley

May 24, 2017

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Engagement Session in Old Town Alexandria | Emily Marie Photography | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Engagement Session in Old Town Alexandria | Emily Marie Photography | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Miranda and Riley are such a sweet couple! As they told us, “Our relationship is the age of a toddler—6!” They chose both Crystal City and Old Town Alexandria for their engagement session, because they love spending time there. I loved all the bright colors the murals provided and the fun public park with the string lights! If you have not been to Crystal City yet, you should definitely plan a trip!

Their love story begins with a shared interested in travel. They met in Tokyo, Japan in 2009 when both Miranda and Riley were studying abroad at the same time. The cool thing is they met at the same undergrad university, but oddly met on the Tokyo campus instead of the Unites States one. Talk about perfect timing!

A typical date night for Miranda and Riley involves staying at home. Despite being avid travelers, they are quite the home bodies! They have a lot of indoor hobbies and favorite T.V. shows! Their favorite date night is staying at home in their PJs and ordering in Thai or Indian food.

After dating for a couple of years, Riley asked Miranda’s parents for her hand in marriage. While he had planned on proposing earlier, it was never the perfect timing. But then Miranda and Riley went on vacation to Iceland. Riley proposed to Miranda on her birthday, in the middle of nowhere, by a mountain, with a single horse as their witness! How appropriate that traveling introduced them and then became a part of their proposal story!

Miranda and Riley will be getting married in October 2017 and will be celebrating with a small, eclectic, and fun wedding! Miranda is looking forward to wearing her dress and being at the alter exchanging vows; while Riley is excited to be celebrating with their family and friends!

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  1. Tasha

    May 25th, 2017 at 3:17 am

    Well done! I enjoyed them

  2. Lindsay

    May 26th, 2017 at 11:38 am

    What a gorgeous engagement session!! You nailed it!!

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