MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, DC

PHOTOGRAPHY

Fun, Natural
& Timeless

Arjoo and Sharath – Washington DC Engagement

 

I met up with Arjoo and Sharath on May 6th for an engagement session all around Washington, DC. We took pictures around the Tidal Basin, Jefferson Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial—hitting some big hot spots around the city.

When meeting Arjoo and Sharath, I was immediately struck by how incredibly kind and sweet they both are. Arjoo dedicates her time to working as an occupational therapist at a children’s hospital in DC, and Sharath works for Tesla. Both of them are brimming with love—not just for each other but for others around them—and are so easy to work with.

Sharath met Arjoo when he was in town staying with some friends, Jason and Jenny, during the 2009 Obama inauguration. Arjoo was friends with Jenny and came over to visit, as she usually does, and met Sharath for the first time then. They connected on Facebook but did not see each other for until Jason’s wedding, three years later.

Since Arjoo had grown up with the families of some of Sharath’s best friends, he felt like she was not an outsider and that she was safe. Eventually, he also felt like she was marriage material. Arjoo, meanwhile, had been hearing all about how nice Sharath was. When she met him in person to see his kindness for herself, she knew she wanted to marry him.

On Arjoo’s 31st birthday, Sharath made reservations at Founding Farmers, one of her favorite restaurants. He also arranged for both of their families to meet at Lafayette Square Park across from the White House so they could grab an after-dinner drink together. Since they had to pass by the White House to get there, Sharath saw it as a perfect opportunity to propose at the White House—with all their family there to witness it as well!

I can’t say enough how kind these two are, which I thought was especially incredible from Sharath. You don’t always see people taking such tender care of their spouses, so his above-and-beyond thoughtfulness really stood out. No matter what was going on around them (like the weather—it was freezing cold and windy), they felt such obvious comfort in one another’s arms. It was special to witness, to say the least.

I also loved having Arjoo’s big brother, Achaya, for the engagement shoot. He is Arjoo’s protector and caretaker and did everything he could to help the day go smoothly, walking around holding her heels and flats (depending on what she needed to walk in) and anything else she needed. She is incredibly lucky to have such wonderful men in her life.

As we walked alongside the monument, I was able to capture a beautiful water image. I love water and love being able to photograph with it. My cinematographer, Adam, who did the cinematography for their wedding, was also there dabbling in photography—and loved all the stunning DC backgrounds we were able to use.

While I was photographing this stunning couple, I was reminded of this quote, which I believe perfectly sums these two up:

The word “shams” (sun) is feminine, and “qamar” (moon) is masculine. The sun burns itself out to give light and life to everything around, and the moon is “muneer,” meaning it reflects the light. Within itself, it has no light; it radiates the brilliance of the sun. So when we shine as men, the implication is that we are reflecting the glorious light of our women…” ~ Shaykh Abdullah Adhami

Sharath & Arjoo, thank you for asking me to be your engagement photographer. I simply loved sharing in the joy that you two have together and also fully enjoyed being your wedding photographer.

Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography Washington DC Engagement Akbar Sayed Photography

Comments

You completed some good points there. I did a search on the theme and found nearly all folks will consent with your blog.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I needed to post you a very small remark to say thanks over again on your striking tactics you have contributed in this article. It has been simply seriously open-handed with people like you to grant without restraint precisely what most of us might have made available as an electronic book in order to make some bucks for themselves, principally now that you might have tried it if you decided. Those tactics additionally served to become easy way to recognize that some people have the same dream like my very own to know very much more related to this matter. I am certain there are many more pleasant situations up front for folks who view your website.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I will right away seize your rss as I can not find your e-mail subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Please allow me know in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

You have brought up a very fantastic points , thankyou for the post.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I just wanted to construct a message to appreciate you for the remarkable tips and hints you are showing on this site. My particularly long internet lookup has at the end of the day been honored with reasonable facts to share with my co-workers. I would tell you that we readers actually are quite lucky to be in a notable site with so many wonderful professionals with helpful points. I feel very blessed to have seen the web site and look forward to many more amazing minutes reading here. Thank you again for a lot of things.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hello! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Appreciate it

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Just desire to say your article is as astounding. The clearness to your submit is just nice and i can assume you are an expert in this subject. Fine along with your permission allow me to snatch your feed to stay updated with drawing close post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please keep up the enjoyable work.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have right here on this message. I will be coming back to your blog site for even more quickly.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Thanks for your handy post. As time passes, I have come to understand that the symptoms of mesothelioma are caused by your build up of fluid between your lining of the lung and the chest muscles cavity. The disease may start in the chest place and propagate to other body parts. Other symptoms of pleural mesothelioma include weight reduction, severe inhaling and exhaling trouble, fever, difficulty taking in food, and irritation of the face and neck areas. It must be noted that some people with the disease never experience every serious symptoms at all.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Great amazing things here. I am very glad to peer your article. Thank you so much and i am having a look forward to touch you. Will you please drop me a mail?

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

I simply couldn’t depart your site before suggesting that I extremely enjoyed the standard information an individual supply to your guests? Is gonna be back often in order to investigate cross-check new posts.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi! I just wish to provide a massive thumbs up for the wonderful details you have below on this message. I will be returning to your blog site for even more soon.

Your comment is awaiting moderation.
Add Your Comment

%d bloggers like this: