Engagement Session: Winnie and Darren

These Maryland natives brought their adorable dog along for a shoot celebrating Washington in the spring.

All photographs by Julie Lim.

After meeting through a mutual friend, Winnie Dora Nham and Darren Liang hit it off immediately. “Within that week, I knew he was the one and told a close friend, ‘I’m going to marry that guy,’ ” says Winnie. Three years later, Darren proposed at the National Zoo, the site of one of the couple’s first dates.

Both Winnie and Darren grew up in between DC and Baltimore, and they took advantage of the District’s beautiful spring weather during their engagement shoot. Along with their dog, Nugget, and photographer Julie Lim, they visited the Boathouse at Fletcher’s Cove, the DC War Memorial, and Constitution Gardens. “This was a wonderful way to pay homage to one of our two ‘home’ cities,” Winnie says.

The couple is set to marry at the George Peabody Library in Baltimore on May 23, 2015.

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