Lionel + Morgan | Airlie, Warrenton, VA Proposal and Engagement Photographer

Engagement, Engagements

Apr 4, 2023

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Love was in the air when they got their adorable puppy, Maple! Little did Morgan know that Lionel had another surprise up his sleeve…

Lionel reached out to me in hopes of planning the perfect proposal for Morgan. The vision was late-summer Virginia winery and/or gardens. After going through the many venues available in Northern Virginia, he landed on Airlie – a beautiful wedding venue and resort nestled within 300 rolling acres of idyllic countryside in the charming small town of Warrenton, Virginia. This venue features green hillside views, manicured gardens, stone walls, quaint paths, and an iconic grand staircase, all making for the perfect DMV venue for a summer engagement session.

Fast forward to a warm morning in August, Morgan and Lionel arrived at Airlie with their adorable new pup, Maple. They were dressed and ready for a photo session that would capture them together while Maple was still small. Once we arrived at a romantic stone bridge, Lionel got down on one knee and asked Morgan to spend the rest of her life with him. It was absolutely perfect.

Scroll down for the visual story of their sweet proposal and engagement session!

Lionel and Morgan, it was an absolute joy meeting you and your adorable little Maple! Even more so, I am humbled and thankful to have captured such a special time for you both. God bless you in the days and journey ahead!

Alexis El Massih is a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Greek Destination weddings.

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