July 18, 2017

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Photos: Nayely & Ruben

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Photos

Jefferson Memorial Engagement Photos

When I first met with Nayely and Ruben earlier this year, I knew we would be a great match. I loved their fun personalities, and it was easy to see how much they love each other. So I was incredibly honored when they asked me to document such a special season in their lives!

Fast forward a few months, and these two high school sweethearts chose the Jefferson Memorial for their engagement session. If you didn’t know, I love taking photos at the DC monuments! The architecture and city views are the perfect backdrop. Not to mention, at sunrise we have the place to ourselves!! It might mean getting up at 4am, but it’s always worth it. A sunrise golden hour is always stunning!!

I also love their style!! Nayely and Ruben chose the perfect outfits for their session. (I even updated my engagement outfit inspiration blog post with one of their photos – they looked that good!) And they are truly as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. I had a blast talking about their wedding plans and learning more about them as a couple. There’s so much love between them, and I’m even more excited to document their wedding in October! Plus, I am already swooning over their wedding colors. Trust me, it’s going to be gorgeous!!

For now, enjoy some of my favorites from the session! And be sure to leave a comment for the couple below.





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  1. Madelyn Cedillos says:

    They are all so beautiful! Congrats, Nayely and Ruben!

  2. Tomas S Alvarez says:

    Nayely Y Rubén
    What can I say amazing pictures !! Y’all are my favorite couple. Congratulations and may God bless you always !!

  3. It was great seeing my sister and future brother in law’s photos thankyou for doing such a great job!!!!!

  4. Brett says:

    Beautiful scenery. Captures every moment would love for you to take some for me and my wife.

  5. Daisy says:

    Congratulations!! You look like an amazing couple ????

  6. Moses says:

    These pictures are very nice

  7. Judy says:

    I don’t think I have ever seen such a cute couple, and so happy. The pictures look amazing 🙂

  8. Jimbo Slice says:

    Congratulations on your engagement prima. I hope y’all the best and everlasting love.

  9. Jimbo Slice says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! I hope y’all the best and everlasting love.

  10. Karina says:

    So beautiful!! Amazing pictures!

  11. Sal Krischke says:

    These photos are beautiful and have such soft lighting that really gives it that warm and loving feel. So awesome, really.

  12. Taylor Robinson says:

    How beautiful, Congratulations!

  13. Emily says:

    YES!!!!!! Congrats

  14. Sara Sanchez says:

    Cousin you look! beautiful! Wow! What amazing pictures! Love them!! Que linda pareja!

  15. Jason says:

    Congratulations! Great pics!

  16. Juana M says:

    Beautiful photos! And best wishes to the lovely couple ♥️

  17. Eloisa says:

    Se ven hermosos, los quiero mucho que Dios los bendiga siempre ????

  18. Stefany Rodriguez says:

    Nayely & Ruben are the true definition of highschool sweethearts. You did a great job capturing their beauty, love & personalities. This photoshot is amazing! Many blessings to Nayely & Ruben I am so happy for you both. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you both!

  19. Miguel Rivera says:

    Those are very nice pixtures

  20. Valerie Boucher says:

    These pictures are stunning! You captured the beautiful couple so well.

  21. Lessley says:

    Beautiful pictures !!! Congratulations!

  22. Adolph Miranda says:

    Amazing pictures! My sister and future brother in law look perfect in these pictures! I love the area. Great job to everyone involved.

  23. Adolfo Miranda says:

    What a beauty it is to have a daughter and a son in love that enhance those beautiful pictures.

    Congrats to both of you!

  24. Thea Diggs says:

    STUNNING!!!!! A picture is worth a thousand words, and the photographer captured a lovely couple on such a gorgeous day!!!! There is a light between the two of you that is illuminating and should be a reminder how bright you two shine together. I Love the Love! Congrats!

  25. Betsy Diaz says:

    The pictures are amazing! Beautiful shots. Congrats Nayely & Ruben.

  26. Carmin says:

    Beautiful, perfect setting for these beautiful pictures! Congratulations.

  27. Carmin says:

    Beautiful pictures!! Congrats !

  28. Andre says:

    Looks awesome, congrats!

  29. Keith Foote says:

    Very nice pictures

  30. Chris Henriquez says:

    Very nice congratulations wish you the best to both of you

  31. Roger Bohr says:

    Such beautiful pictures.

  32. Yvett Miranda says:

    This pictures are really awesome!! I think is a very magical moment when the camera can capture one perfect moment where absolutely the whole scene makes you think about the meaning of love. Nayely and Ruben are a perfect couple and these photos prove it to us!! I want to send all my love and best wishes for them.

  33. Rossana says:

    Beautiful pictures and shoes!

  34. Viviana Aviles Varela says:

    Cute couple! Nice photos.

  35. Angie says:

    Beautiful couple and beautiful pictures. Congrats and I wish you all the happiness in your upcoming adventures in life! <3

  36. Ruben Alvarez says:

    What a nice session, I really like the outcome of the pictures.

  37. Peter Lanfranchi says:


  38. Maria says:

    The love of this couple can be reflected even more in these beautiful photography shots. The person who took them could see the magic of photography to take these unforgettable moments of this beautiful couple. Beautiful photography shots. Congratulations Nayely and Ruben

  39. Dave says:


  40. Blanca says:

    You guys make such a cute couple! Congrats 🙂

  41. THE BEST SIS COUSIN.. says:

    These pictures are beautiful. You captured pure love and happiness.

    Love you guys!!

  42. Steve Griffin says:

    Congratulation to both of you. You are a very beautiful young couple. Best of luck!!

  43. Ingrid Northam says:

    Beautiful pictures – Congratulations to the happy couple.

  44. Chad says:

    AMAZING pics!!!

  45. Donnie says:

    Very nice pics guys . DWM

  46. Nikki says:


    The pics are beautiful

  47. Luna Miranda says:

    I am howling at these photos because man they look sooooo good!!! Congrats Ruben & Nayely

  48. Joe Husar says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Even with Ruben in the pictures.
    Memories to keep ang cherish for ever.

  49. Mohammad Kamal says:

    A beautiful couple, wish them a wonderful married life., Great pictures.

  50. Julio saldana says:

    No manches que cute

  51. Araceli says:

    Such a beautiful couple!

  52. Eynar M Castro says:

    Congratulations to the couple. Pictures look great.
    Pretty couple, glad to know you guys. Wish you the best. Thanks for the wedding invite. I look forward on being there.

  53. Cindy says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!!!

  54. Alex Garcia says:

    Great pictures guys! You look beautiful prima. I’m very happy for both of you!

  55. Lindsay Keeler says:

    The pictures look really good. You guys look super cute!

  56. patti says:

    Beautiful Photos!

  57. Mikyla Mosley says:

    What a beautiful couple! Congratulations!!

  58. El compa mickey says:

    Congratulations cousin!
    Y arriva mi apa, mi ama, y yo, y las chivas tambien, y mi abuelita tambien y mis primos tambien .

  59. Kim M says:

    Amazing pictures of the beautiful couple! A great location and beautifully done. Congratulations Nayely and Ruben!

  60. Tatiana says:

    What a beautiful couple! Congratulations!

  61. Cristina Morales says:

    Nayely and Ruben, congratulations!!! These pictures are absolutely beautiful! You two make a beautiful couple. Whishing you nothing but the best in life.
    Cristina Morales

  62. Nahela says:

    Congratulations to this beautiful couple !

  63. Eri says:


  64. Aby Vasquez says:

    Really nice pictures and couple… wish you the best

  65. Leonel Martinez says:

    Formidable y tremendamente hermosa familia son la que formaran

  66. Nancy Sanchez says:

    What a beautiful couple. The pictures are magnificent wow! Great job !
    Love you both congrats ????

  67. Natalie says:

    So beautiful! I love these pictures

  68. Melissa Alvarez says:


  69. Ike Casey says:

    Beautiful Pictures. Do you do special events like a gala?

  70. Luz teran says:

    These are so beautiful

  71. Marisol says:

    I liked all the photos ???? Great photographer ????????

  72. DILIP SHENOY says:

    Congratulations Ruben and Nayely!
    Beautiful Pictures. Absolutely love it!

  73. Anonymous says:


  74. Martha "Betty" says:

    Awee I love the pictures!!!!!! Congratulations guys!

  75. Sick pictures nayely proud of you guys

  76. Anonymous says:

    Bellos ????????????

  77. Nikki Blanco says:

    You guys look stunning! I’m so happy for you

  78. Jake Treviño says:

    Best wedding photographer ever hands down!

  79. Anonymous says:

    Que hermosa pareja muchas felicidades seran los ganadores mucha suerte????

  80. Karla Alfaro says:

    Ellos guapisimos. Irradia tanta felicidad. Les deseo lo mejor en esta nueva y emocionante etapa de su vida. Algunas veces será complicado, pero espero sepan salir adelante. Les deseo infinita felicidad.. Y sus fotos espectaculares, dicen lo que tienen que decir. Los quiero.

  81. Sarah Flores says:

    Beautiful couple and beautiful photography!

  82. Esme Diaz says:

    Beautiful photos!! Wishing you both the best!!

  83. Anonymous says:

    Muy bonitas fotos salieron de revista felicidades muy bonitas ????

  84. Anonymous says:

    Bellos Los dos, bendiciones en su hogar.

  85. Martha Alejandre says:

    Que fotos tan hermosas, que manera tan especial de captar en sus miradas el gran amor que se tienen. Literalmente sentí mucha emoción al ver sus fotos. Excelente trabajo! Todas están perfectas, los monumentos, los colores, las poses que escogieron! Excepcional trabajo. Felicidad a los dos, que Dios bendiga su unión y si amor por vida. Los quiero mucho!????

  86. Jessi Gomez says:

    Congrats, you two!

  87. Gabby Villafan says:

    Beautiful!! Congratulations to the both of you!

  88. Daisy Pereira says:

    Absolutely Beautiful engagement pictures!! Wishing you guys the best in every step of this journey. Blessings

  89. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  90. Daisy P. says:

    These photos are absolutely beautiful! Congrats Nayely and Ruben! 🙂

  91. Karina Pineda says:

    Such amazing photos! Truly wish Nayely & Ruben nothing but the best on their engagement!

  92. Aranza Xanat Martínez says:

    H E R M O S O (beautiful)

    These kinds of photos are decidedly crucial because they are memories that will last forever.
    The photographer did an illustrious job, the composition, the light, and the structure are superb… but the models are way better… hahaha.
    Te quiero mucho prima ???? y futuro primo!

  93. Nayely Miranda says:

    Thank you Emily for capturing these BEAUTIFUL pictures of Ruben and I!

    Thank you to everyone who has commented on the blog and has said such kind words!


  94. Cecy Galvan says:

    beautiful photos!!.

  95. Cecy Galvan says:

    beautiful photos!!

  96. Cecy Galvan says:

    Hermosas fotos!!!

  97. Kim Collins says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Wishing you both a lifetime filled with love and happiness!!

  98. Edgar Castro says:

    Very nice, best of luck and god bless you

  99. Anonymous says:

    Pretty pictures ????????????

  100. Maricela Luna says:

    Me encantan !!!????????????????????????????

  101. John Picard says:

    These are some really nice pictures of a wonderful looking couple and I wish them a life time of happiness and joy together .

  102. Marlen A. says:


  103. Bob Ginsberg says:

    Beautiful pictures.

  104. Efrain Ramirez says:

    Felicidades a los novios !

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