Reston Lakehouse Engagement Ceremony - Sayali & Pulkit! - manaliphotography.com
Personal

Reston Lakehouse Engagement Ceremony – Sayali & Pulkit!

May 30, 2018

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography019
I’m Manali
Brand photographer & educator based out of Northern VA & DC. When I'm not behind a camera or teaching about systems, you'll find me at a vineyard with wine & cheese or cuddled with my cat Keegan on our cozy couch!
Top categories
Watch This Free Class to Grow Your Photo Business! 
I Want To Tune In!

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography018

After having to move the date of their engagement ceremony, Sayali & Pulkit got to officially celebrate their engagement among all our family and friends at the Reston Lakehouse on Memorial Day! I got there bright and early to snag some cute portraits of them before their guests came in to join the fun. I got to meet Pulkit’s sister along with his parents that have been visiting from India. And it was amazing watching them being welcomed into our extended family because family friends isn’t a term that quite covers how close our community has become after 15+ years of celebrating milestones and enduring and supporting each other through hardships.

Their toast given by Sayali’s dad was so reflective as this, he held the microphone in one hand, his glass of champagne in the other and turning his head from left to right, he could see all the families that not only Sayali grew up with but even him and his wife grew up with. These were the people that helped bring up Sayali as a kid, that helped shape and mold so much of who she is today. These were the people that hundreds of dinners and every weekend had been shared with, the ones where every Holi and Ganapati celebration was with, these were the people that truly  made Virginia feel like home. And now here he was welcoming a son into the family that has meant so much, inviting everyone around him as well to welcome Pulkit as one of the kids, as a son!

Sayali and Pulkit I’m so glad you had me capture your big event, I love the attention you guys put in to all the little details and how they were true to you both and your story with your roses being the same that Pulkit proposed with, the engagement sign being made again by Sachi, and the champagne being the same kind you toasted right after your proposal!! I can’t wait for Pulkit to experience and become a part of all the shenanigans that go down when all the families get together and know that no matter what comes your way, you always have this family to fall back on. I know you guys will have the most incredible wedding in India and I can’t wait to see the pictures from it!!!

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography015 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography016
RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography020RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography021

Was so happy to be able to take some portraits of these two before all the guests arrived! 😀

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography001 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography002 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography003 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography004 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography005 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography006 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography007 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography008
RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography009

Just mildly obsessed with these rings!!

VTGraduationPortraitPhotographer-BlacksburgVA_0155RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography010 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography014 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography012 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography013  RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography024

And of course some family portraits as well 🙂RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography022 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography023 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography025

LOVED all the thought that went into the detail for their toast! They had the same kind of champagne that they celebrated with after their proposal just a couple of months ago, how sweet is that 🙂

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography034
RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography030RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography017RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography026

Leave it up to Shirish Uncle to crack everyone up 😀

RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography028 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography031
RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography033 RestonLakehouseEngagementCeremony-VirginiaWeddingPhotographer-ManaliPhotography032

The photo above doesn’t do this cute moment justice, Pulkit kept playing with Sayali and she had to force him to be gentle with the mini cupcakes which were to DIE for!! Thank you guys for letting me photograph the day!!

If you liked this post check out these posts as well 🙂

Sayali & Pulkit’s Engagement Session – Capitol Hill, D.C.

Sayali & Pulkit’s Proposal Story

Lakshmi & Nakul’s Vibrant Harbour View Engagement Ceremony

TOP RESOURCES

Start drafting a photography-friendly timeline & get to know the couple better so you can best personalize their experience with you from the start!

TOP RESOURCES

Photographers, tune in to this masterclass to learn how to quickly build your photography business and consisntely raise your prices.

TOP RESOURCES

Thinking of investing in a branding photography session? Read about branding sessions & how to get the most out of yours!

Browse By Category

Business

Branding

Mindset

Podcasts

Personal

Search by Keyword

On the Air

Behind the Business Podcast

Helping creative small business owners overcome the perception of perfection & ditch comparison, one candid chat at a time.

TUNE IN
WORK WITH ME

How I Can Help

I help creative small business owners feel calm & confident in front of the camera or behind your business with brand photography, educational resources & online business management.

WORK WITH ME

Enneagram 4w3, cognitive & computer science major turned biz strategy nerd!

I went from charging $600 per wedding to over $5k & went full-time within 1 year of starting my biz! Now I help creative small business owners show up confidently behind the scenes with elevated brand photography, business strategy to build their dream biz & life and help managing all the logistics and details along the way! 

WORK WITH ME!

From The Comfort Of Your Inbox 

Weekly emails going BTS of my own business and sharing biz + psychology tips along the way! The MP Email Fam gets first dibs on new offerings & sweet savings sprinkled in along the way!

Leggings, top knots, and 3rd cups of coffee (or wine!) are welcome around here

Swipe My Booked Wedding Questionnaire & Join the MP Email Fam

NO FLUFF BIZ TIPS WEEKLY

    Instagram

    Catch the behind the scenes of the business & latest on the 'gram! Shoot me a DM & say hi!

    @MANALISONTAKKE

    Do a happy dance & then personalize your wedding clients' experience with this questionnaire when they book! This has helped me build a client experience that has booked me $5k+ weddings!

    DOWNLOAD THIS FREE GUIDE