Brookside Gardens, Maryland Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

Palak and Manan met in high school and 8 years to the date of their first official outing as boyfriend and girlfriend, Manan proposed. They finish each other’s sentences, hold hands tightly and smile, knowing that they truly are made for each other.

Palak and Manan were the lucky winners of our Facebook Engagement Session contest this past winter!  The contest called for all participants to post their proposal story on the Photographick Fanpage. One lucky winner was chosen, at random, to win a free two hour Photogaphick Studios engagement session! Palak and Manan were our lucky winners!

Their proposal story as told by Palak::
“Manan and I got engaged on December 3, 2011, on the night of our 8th anniversary. We had started dating when we were 15. A week before the 3rd Manan had told me that he was going to take me out for our anniversary and that it was a surprise. I didn’t take this to mean anything beyond what he said because he always does cute, sweet things on our anniversary. He came and picked me up, and we were off to what became an unforgettable night. As we were driving I noticed that he was following the signs to the Montgomery County fairgrounds (the first place we met) so of course I had to ask, “Why are we going to the fairgrounds?” Manan laughed it off as though I was crazy to think we were going to the fairgrounds on our anniversary date. Of course, that is exactly where he was taking me. When we got there, I wasn’t sure if we were allowed to be there (being county property), but he assured me everything was fine. As we pulled up I saw a pergola which was lit up. It wasn’t until we started walking towards it and got close enough that I saw how extravagant it was. While I was observing the pergola, the drapes, the blankets, the candles, the rose petals, the picnic basket, the champagne, the space heater (it was a chilly evening and Manan always thinks of everything!), and the sheer extravagance of the set-up, Manan grabs both my hands, so I turn to look at him. He says a few sweet words and gets down on one knee and asks me to marry him, and of course I said yes! After soaking everything in we finally sit down and have our picnic. Manan tells me he built the pergola himself and that he wants to put it in our future backyard as a memory of the night. It was absolutely amazing and intimate and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect proposal or fiancé.”

We photographed Palak and Manan in the locations of their choice, Brookside Gardens and the University of Maryland. Brookside Gardens is a beautiful park located in Maryland filled with luscious gardens and beautiful butterflies. The University of Maryland, their alma matter, was especially significant to the couple. It’s where they grew, matured and figured out their future, together. Palak and Manan, congratulations on your engagement! It was an absolute pleasure photographing you two and we wish you all the love and happiness in the world.

Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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Washington DC Engagement Session of Palak and Manan

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