This D.C. Couple Braved Winter Storm Jonas For Engagement Photo Shoot
When your clients are just as crazy as you are, they defy the blizzard warnings and show up for a shoot while it's actually snowing 😃😃 Great job Felicia and David!! #dcphotographer #prewedding #dcengagementphotographer #washingtondc #dc #snowengagement #snow #snowshoot #couplesonpoint #engagement #snowdc #snow2016 #snowpocalypse2016 #jonas #blizzard2016 #blizzard16 #blizzardjonas2016 #fefeanddavid2016
While most people on the east coast were preparing for massive winter storm Jonas to hit, others were jumping for joy at the chance to make the dreaded, inclement weather a memorable moment.
However, D.C. area couple Felicia Sam, 28, and David Nartey, 31, definitely took the cake of this year’s best Snowmageddon adventure. The two decided to leave work early on Friday (Jan. 22) for a spontaneous 40-minute drive to Fort Meade, Maryland. No matter the reports of Washington, D.C. expecting to receive 20 to 25 inches of snow fall by Saturday (Jan. 23) morning, the duo didn’t let the forecast stop their fun.
Once reaching their destination, Sam and Nartey played in the snow and made sure to capture the moment on camera. The couple have been engaged since October 2015 and toasted to their love by throwing snowballs at each other and posing for photos that actually ended up being their engagement photos.
Could Felicia's expression be any more accurate? We were exhausted as the winds and frigid temps came down on us like a ton of bricks but we made the shoot work. Kudos to my awesome clients! #engagement #blizzard2016 #dcphotographer #dotunayodeji #dotunayodejiphotography #prewedding #snowshoot #snow #blizzard16
“We wanted to do a snow photo shoot for a long time,” Sam told ABC News. “So any opportunity that presented itself, we were just going to take it. I heard on the news that there was going to be a blizzard so I said surely there’ll be snow. I called the photographer [Dotun Ayodeji] and said, ‘Are you up for it?’ And he said, ‘Oh my God, you’re reading my mind.'”
The bride-to-be also expressed that doing the photo shoot during the storm was fitting, as Nartey proposed to her before Hurricane Joaquin. “I don’t know but for some reason I knew we’d be fine,” Sam said, explaining that they made it home safely after following a tractor trailer that was clearing the snow from the road.
Crazy in love, much?! Congrats to the beautiful couple who plan to wed later this year.