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Marymount University Engagement Session - Arlington, Virginia - Chelsea and David

Marymount University Engagement Session - Arlington, Virginia - Chelsea and David

My favorite engagement session locations are always the ones that hold some meaning to the couple. Our choice for Chelsea and David’s engagement session happens to also hold special meaning to me! I met Chelsea at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia when we both lived on the same dorm floor my sophomore year. Chelsea was a senior fashion design student and would work on fashion projects - like delicately painting pairs of shoes with gorgeous scenery - in the little sitting area by the stairs so I’d often see her while on my way back from class or going to the dining hall. That same dorm is where Chelsea had met her now-fiance, David, so we decided that a little nostalgia was in order for their engagement session!

We started our sunrise session in front of Butler Hall - the residence hall where they had met - and then explored across campus from there. We did some classic photos in front of the iconic Main House and its neighboring bus stop; wandered across the bridge and into Malek Plaza for a clean and modern setting by the math/sciences building; paid a visit to Gailhac Hall where Chelsea certainly spent a big chunk of time in the fashion design classrooms; twirled a little in the courtyard by Rowley Hall before visiting its picturesque balcony featuring a view of the neighboring golf course and DC in the distance; and ended our session on Ireton Lawn, a staple of campus events right in the middle of campus. Marymount’s campus may be small, but we could have kept going for another hour if we’d had the time and energy because there were so many little picturesque spots on campus and the hilly landscape meant that the light was changing dramatically as the morning went on.

One especially noteworthy part of this session is also that Chelsea made both of the dresses for the session! She is so incredibly talented and I always love seeing the beautiful dresses and accessories she creates when she’s not working her regular job at a bridal boutique. She’s even making her own wedding dress! If that’s not reason enough to look forward to their wedding day, I don’t know what is… So I’m obviously already so very excited for their wedding in Fall 2020!

An engaged couple shares a kiss during their summer engagement session at Marymount University in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple hold hands during their summer engagement session at Marymount University in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple laughs and embraces during their summer engagement session at Marymount University in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple holds hands during their summer engagement session in front of Butler Hall at Marymount University in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple holds hands as they walk in front of Butler Hall at Marymount University during their summer engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple holds hands as they walk in front of Butler Hall at Marymount University during their summer engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple holds hands in front of Butler Hall at Marymount University during their summer engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple holds hands in front of Butler Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An man kisses his fiancee on the cheek in front of the Main House at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple smile and embrace as they stand in front of the Main House at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple smile and embrace as they stand in front of the Main House at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple smile and embrace as they stand in front of the Main House at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
A close up shot of a newly engaged woman’s engagement ring and manicure as the couple stands in front of the Main House at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple sit together at the bus stop under summer blooms at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple lean in for a kiss at the bus stop under summer blooms at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged smile and laugh together under summer blooms at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple snuggle in together while standing on the bridge to Ostapenko Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple hold hands as they walk through Malek Plaza at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple smile at each other as they walk through Malek Plaza at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple laughs together as they stand in Malek Plaza at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged man kisses the cheek of his smiling fiancee as they stand in front of Gailhac Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand together in front of Gailhac Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand and smile together in front of Gailhac Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand and smile together in front of Gailhac Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple snuggle in together as they stand in the courtyard beside Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple snuggle in together as they stand in the courtyard beside Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple share a kiss in the courtyard beside Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple dances together in the courtyard beside Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand and pose together on the balcony of Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple snuggles in together on the balcony of Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple laughs together on the balcony of Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
A close up shot of an engaged woman’s engagement ring as her fiance holds her hand on the balcony of Rowley Hall at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand and pose together on Ireton Lawn at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple stand and pose together on Ireton Lawn at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple hold hands and look at each other on Ireton Lawn at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple hold hands on Ireton Lawn at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
An engaged couple share a kiss on Ireton Lawn at Marymount University during their summer sunrise engagement session in Arlington, Northern Virginia
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