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I am SO excited to shoot Michelle and Eric’s wedding this fall and equally excited to shoot the pair’s Old Town Alexandria engagement photos.

These two met in HIGH SCHOOL.  That’s right; Eric asked Bob who asked Jane who asked Michelle out.

He. Was. Smitten.

Michelle agreed, and they made googly eyes at each other across the dance floor for a solid 15 minutes.  Eric explains word soon came back to him that Michelle was dumping him for another boy.  The brief romance of googly eyes and smiles was Eric’s first, but it made a lasting impression!

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Now, years later, they are planning a fall wedding in Harper’s Ferry.  Eric is marrying his first love!

While Eric changed into outfit two of our photo session, and Michelle and I chatted, she let me know they dated again in high school, and her family loved him!  Eric and Michelle split romantically to move away and attend college, and in the eyes of Michelle’s family, subsequent boyfriends never lived up to Eric.  “He’s nice, but he’s not like Eric….” Michelle told me her sister would lament.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

And, I’m sure it’s true!  These two just “fit.”  They joke and play like young loves, and smile until their eyes crinkle.  Michelle said that it may sound cheesy, but when she kisses Eric, she actually feels butterflies or fireworks.  Not cheesy at all!  I can personally attest to magical power of a good kisser.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Michelle and Eric reconnected when Eric was working in the Washington, DC area and Michelle was working in Frederick.  Quickly, they fell back in love– if they ever stopped loving one another, which is highly doubtful!

They now live just south of the Beltway, and wanted to shoot Old Town Alexandria engagement photos because the mix of history, small town feel, water, and so many spots they love!  We even stopped outside of Ben and Jerry’s where the smell of sweet treats and bubbles wafted in the air!  Cobblestone streets were also a must.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Old Town Alexandria engagement photos with Michelle and Eric. Images by Jalapeno Photography.

Michelle and Eric, thank you for letting me play stalker to your sweet love!  I can’t believe I am the lucky photographer who gets to photograph your wedding!  I can’t wait to see where the next 6-ish months will take you!

For more Old Town Alexandria engagement photos see here.

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