It was a frigid 15 degrees outside. They were going out for New Years Eve. What better time to propose? Their friends hid on the side of the monument waiting for the proposal. After she said yes, they emerged from the shadows and surprised her. As you’ll see, they definitely approved of the ring.

The Lincoln Memorial is a great spot to propose and you’re virtually guaranteed that no one will be there if you propose at 10pm on New Years Even when it’s 15 degrees out!

You’d normally need a photography permit from the National Park Service but I’m not sure what the enforcement level is on New Years Eve!

I’m Chris and I’m a Washington DC wedding photographer. My mission is to capture bold, modern, and distinctive photos for unconventional couples. I want to make you look epic, awesome, amazing, beautiful, and dapper – all the things you like and none of the things you don’t. Most importantly, I want to capture what makes you you.

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