Burke Lake Park | Engagement | Fairfax County, VA | Samantha and Doug

How adorable are Sam and Doug?  I mean, I can hardly handle it! These two have known each other since high school, but only started dating a few years ago.  Their careers took them out of their home state of New Jersey and into DC and Baltimore.  Now they’re announcing their Engagement!  The future Mr. and Mrs. Berkowitz!

We met up at a local park and I was at a disadvantage.  I had spoken to both of them on the phone, but only knew what Samantha looked like.  I was scouting locations and all of the sudden this guy walks up and knew my name.  (I’m not from around here, so this never happens!)  Come to find out it was Doug.  I’m sure I gave him a look like, “what are you trying to sell me?”  I quickly recovered when I saw Sam and all was right in the world.

After getting to know each other in person and talking about what they were hoping to get out of the day, we began finding the best spots.  We talked about silly things and details from their upcoming wedding.  They asked me questions about my life and photography and I did my best to answer them honestly.  Basically we became friends over the next hour and I learned about how they met and what their lives are like.  Incredible people that truly love each other.

Congratulations Sam and Doug!  It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to capturing your “I do!”