• Lanie Quijano Garcia

How He Asked: David & Jada's Proposal Story

David and Jada are definitely an adventure couple, and their proposal story definitely shows it!

The day David proposed to Jada is the same day he graduated from the probation academy, about a year after they had started dating. They celebrated his graduation with a nice lunch and then headed to a park with a beautiful view overlooking a river. Little did Jada know that he was planning on getting down on one knee! Jada was definitely surprised, she said, and more surprised that he got her ring-style right!

David and Jada have been married for almost a year now, and I asked Jada if there was any advice she'd like to give to any couples planning on getting married soon, and she said, "Marriage is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Never ever give up no matter how hard it gets. If they’re the right one it’ll be worth it every single day." She is so right, I always see that photo pop up on Facebook that says, "Stop saying marriage is 'just a piece of paper'... so is money, and you still get up every day and work hard for it."

While I didn't have the opportunity to capture David & Jada's proposal, I did have the opportunity to photograph their engagement photos! Still in love with them to this day: please enjoy their gallery!




Lanie Garcia is a Hampton Roads based Photographer Specializing in Fine Art Weddings.

She happily serves those living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Newport News, Chesapeake and beyond by delivering timeless, heartfelt imagery for passionate people who cherish life’s most beautiful and genuine moments.

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