A love like this: Prithvi and Surya
They were college sweethearts. He first noticed her in his business statistics class at the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!), and even though this class had 500 students enrolled, she was the one who always stood out to him. From the moment she first walked in that lecture hall, he knew she was the one. He knew she would be the girl for him, the girl he would eventually marry.
Finally before an exam Prithvi worked up the courage to talk to Surya. Even though Prithvi was easily acing the class (good looking and smart!) he asked Surya if she had the time to help him with his homework. While they never actually studied together Prithvi continued to be persistent and encouraged Surya to try out for Anokha, UMD’s South Asian acapella group. It was during these practice sessions where their friendship grew and their relationship began to blossom.
We took our fabulous couple out at 7am to begin their Engagement Session at the World War II Memorial. Yes, 7am. Summer days in the District can be unbearable with triple degree weather and thick humidity. But at 7am the weather is perfect, or as perfect as can be, and Prithvi and Surya were troopers. The World War II memorial is an ideal location because when posed correctly, one can capture not only images of the WWII memorial, but also glimpses of the Lincoln and the Washington Monument. We exchanged jokes, wiped off our sweat with Surya’s ingenious “blotting cloth” (a roll of paper towels) and took some beautiful images of our photogenic couple. After spending some time at the monuments and a quick clothing change, we made our way to the Smithsonian Gardens. To say the grounds of the Smithsonian Gardens were beautiful would be an understatement. From unique statues to overflowing fountains and endless rows of plants and gardens, this location was delicately tucked away in the heart of the city and we made full use of it! After the Smithsonian Gardens we headed down to the Georgetown Waterfront to get a few quick casual pictures of our couple.
Prithvi and Surya, you two are an amazing couple, we look forward to photographing your Engagement this September!