Allison and John | Georgetown Engagement

        marine blues pants next to open toe heels

        There is a special bond among those that love a military man, it is a life that no one else can understand.  The time apart leads to such sweet reunions and there is always the excitement of seeing each other again.  On those days when he is dressed in his blues your heart sings with love and pride.  That love has to be strong and never ending but it is the type of love that Allison and John share.  It is the type of love that gets them through his time away in Basic school right now when they only see each other when she can fly in.

        Allison and John met in college, Ball State University and after dating through college John proposed in his blues on Dauphin island the day after Christmas.  This summer they will gather with friends and family to celebrate their love when they are married in Allison’s father’s church back in Indiana.  He will walk her down the aisle and then perform the wedding ceremony for his very own little girl.  I have photographed weddings like this before and the ceremony is always so poignant for the bride and emotional for everyone else attending.  It is truly a moving experience.  I am very envious of their wedding photographer out there because he/she is going to get to capture a gorgeous couple and all the love they will have on their wedding day.  Seriously these two are so adorable I squealed a couple times editing their photos because of the cuteness!

        I met Allison and John outside the famous Georgetown Cupcakes where the wait was already 45min and people were in a line that stretched almost a block.  It was also the windiest day we’ve had in a long while, it was the type of wind you could not escape, trust me I tried.  I’m also not very familiar with Georgetown so I just picked a direction and we started walking and finding places to shoot.  Huge props to Allison for enduring the cool temperatures and the wind in a dress and super cute heels for half the session!!  John looked very handsome in his blues and I have to say it is hands down the best looking military uniform out there.  I loved shooting their engagement session, Allison your are gorgeous and so sweet!  John I’m totally on your side when it comes to the dog discussion, I’ve got your back!!  Enjoy your photos!  Don’t forget to check out the slideshow at the end and leave them some love in the comments!  Also vote for your favorite photos under each image, yes you can pick more then one ;)

        Outside Georgetown Cupcakes, Marine in dress blues

        Marine engagemet session

        Girl kissing Marine in Dress Blues
        Marine whispering in girls ear
        Reflection of a Marine
        engagement portrait
        couple kissing on stairs
        soft glowy portrait
        portrait photos of girl and guy
        couple cudding in front of a blue planter
        kiss and a dip in georgetown
        Girl picked up fireman style
        Couple kissing in Georgetown Washington DC
        Collage of engagement session
        girl whispering in guys ear

        To see more of Allison & John’s Georgetown, DC engagement session, CLICK HERE for a slideshow!

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        1. Allison says:

          Melissa!! THANK YOU!! You did such a great job :) You wouldn’t know it was so windy looking at the pictures and you captured John’s and my personality so easily. Thanks for everything, you’re the greatest!

        2. Great shots Melissa! What a sweet couple!

        3. Michelle says:

          These are simply stunning. I love them. My best friend is all grown up and looking absolutely gorgeous! I cannot wait to see these two get married! Excellent job Melissa.

        4. Adam says:

          They are really good. I saw Mom in some of them (not in a bad way :)) And i agree, these are your personalities :). You’re pretty but John is hot. See you in a week.

        5. Sharon Townsend says:

          These are beautiful pictures! Allison and John, I wish you the very best! And Allison, you will be an absolutely gorgeous bride!

        6. Kyla Stigdon says:

          Allison! Your blue dress was THE perfect color to go with John’s dress blue & you looked gorgeous :) I loved all the laughing pictures, they were precious! See you next Friday :)

        7. MawMaw & Grandaddy says:

          We love those pictures; they are beautiful. You are so beautiful and John is so handsome. Grandaddy was in tears watching them. Thank you for sending them and we can’t wait to see you next Friday.

        8. Christina Moore says:

          I don’t know this young couple but I can see the love in her smile & Melissa captured it perfectly! Wishing you both nothing but happiness & Melissa keep up the great work! Next time though, don’t wait 45 min. in line at Georgetown Cupcakes. ;)

        9. melissa says:

          Don’t worry Christina we decided to skip the cupcakes with that line :)

        10. David & Jackie Hoffman says:

          Grandma and Grandpa- Melissa, You did a great job, beautiful pictures of beautiful people. However, John did not comb his hair before the pictures, okay, so his hair is a little short. We are very proud of you both. May the happiness reflected in these pictures be with you always.

        11. Pam Rauber says:

          Obviously John it is a privilege to wear the uniform but I must admit, the smiles get bigger with casual wear. Allison,no doubt you will make a beautiful bride. Melissa, as usual you show the fun in every couple.

        12. Morgan Otte says:

          These pictures are gorgeous! And sorry Adam, but I’m going to have to say Allison is the hot one, while John is pretty :) I can’t wait to be a part of your special day so very soon!!! Great job Melissa!

        13. John Snyder says:

          Thanks again Melissa, these are awesome. I hope time is flying by for you and you have a happy homecoming.

        14. William Carney says:

          The pictures are great. Hope you have a great life together.
          See you at Mardi Gras or at the river.

          Shirley and Bill

        15. Diane Sisk says:

          Allison – Loved the pictures! What a beautiful young woman you have become (yes you do look like your mom!) I am sooo happy and excited for you both! I pray God will continue to bless you as you prepare for this joyous time! Love ya!

        16. Leslie Snyder says:

          great Photos!! and great kids!! Allison, the dress color was perfect with John’s dress blues. Love you guys. Miss you John. MOM

        17. Donna & Brad Hoffman says:

          Melissa did a great job capturing the happiness of your engagement. May your love for each other forever grow! We send our love and pray that Christ give you strength to overcome any and all hurdles this world might place in your path.

        18. Amazing set of photos, I really like the 4th from last :)

        19. Stunning photos! They look like a very lovely couple.

        20. Cute! What a nice looking couple. Love the light hearted feel of this set!

        21. Aunt Carmin says:

          Ohhhh congratulations! Great photos. My favorite – John in uniform and Allison kissing him on the cheek. Our love to you!

        22. Aunt Carmin says:

          Oh my gosh – just found the slideshow! Awesome. It made me cry. Love all the photos.

        23. Mom and Dad says:

          These are beautiful pictures that make us smile! We are happy for the two of you, bringing back many memories :) God bless you both as you prepare to be husband and wife.

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