One Engaged Couple Braved the Nor'easter for Awesome Photo Shoot
Felicia Sam and David Nartey didn't let the forecast stop them.
By JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE
January 23, 2016, 5:06 PM
• 4 min read
-- One brave D.C.-area couple decided to trek out into this weekend's massive nor'easter to capture the perfect wintry engagement photos.
Although meteorologists forecast 20 to 25 inches of snow to fall by Saturday in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore regions, Felicia Sam and David Nartey left work Friday to drive nearly 40 minutes to Fort Meade, Maryland, to play in the snow and capture it all on camera.
"We had wanted to do a snow photo shoot for a long time," Sam, 27, told ABC News. "So any opportunity that presented itself, we were just going to take it. I heard on the news that there was going to be a blizzard so I said surely there'll be snow. I called the photographer [Dotun Ayodeji] and said, 'Are you up for it?' And he said, 'Oh my God, you're reading my mind.'"
Sam, who has been engaged to Nartey, 31, since last October, said that despite the chilly temperatures and the "snow hitting my face" the two had a great time shooting in the snowfall.
"We were like kids playing in the snow," she recalled. "We threw snow balls at each other. We actually had a lot of fun."
The bride-to-be admitted that her friends did think she was crazy, but she can't wait for her family back in Ghana to see the photos.
Sam said it was fitting that the two take photos in the middle of a nor'easter, especially since Nartey proposed right before Hurricane Joaquin. The two plan to wed later this year.
"I don't know but for some reason I knew we'd be fine," Sam said, adding that the two got home safely by following a tractor trailer that was clearing snow from the road. "It wasn't so bad."