Melissa + Perry | Lincoln Memorial

Updated: Sep 3, 2019

|| The Beginning ||

While working at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHUAPL), Melissa and I had met while performing very similar roles serving and supporting our department's leadership. At one point, she and I had the same position, just at different timing in our career paths. She's always had such a gracious personality. So soft and pleasant toward her co-workers. I would have loved to have had the chance to work with her more in our careers together, but extremely thankful to have had to opportunity in knowing this wonderful woman.

|| The Photo Shoot ||

When I was meeting up with Melissa and Perry on the day of our photo shoot, it was such a beautiful pre-fall morning. The birds were chirping, the weather was perfectly cool, the breeze was light, the streets were quiet, the sunrise was breathtaking. I was watching early morning go-ers practicing dance moves on the sidewalks, and tourists sitting on the steps, visiting from all over the world, to watch the sun rise beyond the monument. This couldn't have been more perfect of a morning for a photo shoot with a couple who had just vowed to spend the rest of their lives together.

I turned around looking for Melissa, excited to meet the person whom she chose to walk with in this thing called life, to find them in the most elegant attire. Melissa was in her beautiful wedding gown, and Perry was wearing his army dress uniform with his sword attached at the hip.

When I saw how they were dressed, I couldn't believe this beautiful couple chose me! I was the lucky photographer to capture these moments for them. It was such an honor to be their photographer on this beautiful morning sunrise in Washington, D.C. They have so much patience towards each other while displaying such genuine personalities. Perry was offering ideas for the shoot, and Melissa was so open to different poses. Watching them work together as a couple in their beautiful gown and dress uniform was so majestic! They are an outstanding couple with the level of class you'd see presented in The United Kingdom.

Melissa and Perry, I am beyond honored to have been part of your special moment capturing your love together. It is without a doubt, you'll be amazing role models to your children. I can't wait to see how they change the world because of the strong example, you as a couple. display by honoring love and respect in a marriage.

Here are just a few of their moments together on this beautiful Sunday Morning in the heart of Washington, D.C.!

This day, August 25, 2019, was chosen for them by God himself!

Congratulations Melissa and Perry!


-Kristie Leigh

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