Couple Takes Engagement Photos During Blizzard

Felicia Sam and David Nartey braved the blizzard in Maryland to celebrate their engagement on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

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Felicia Sam and David Nartey braved the blizzard in Washington, D.C. to celebrate their engagement.
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This weekend’s blizzard packed a punch, but it couldn't keep one couple from celebrating their engagement in the capital region.
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Felicia Sam and David Nartey braved the blizzard in Fort Meade, Maryland, to celebrate their engagement Friday.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"When your clients are just as crazy as you are, they defy the blizzard warnings and show up for a shoot while it’s actually snowing," Washington-based photographer Dotun Ayodeji wrote on Instagram Saturday.
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Sam said cold was an "understatement" but the excitement of the moment made it bearable. "You're having fun so you’re cold but you’re not concentrated on it," she explained.
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They powered through the frigid conditions, and the result was a set of enchanting images that have won the praise of people around the country.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"I really overwhelmed. I don’t have any other words. That’s all I can say. It’s getting crazy," Sam said of the attention her photos have garnered. "I cannot believe it. It's like I’m dreaming."
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EMPTY_CAPTION"We were exhausted as the winds and frigid temps came down on us like a ton of bricks but we made the shoot work," photographer Dotun Ayodeji wrote in an Instagram post. "Kudos to my awesome clients!"
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The couple — a pharmacist and nurse who met while attending Johns Hopkins University — are set to marry this year.
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