Chanel and Patrick met as freshmen at Howard University in Washington, D.C. During their senior year, Chanel was accepted into a master’s degree program in Boston. “I asked Patrick if we were going to continue our relationship long distance, and he didn’t think twice,” Chanel says. “From then on I knew I had chosen the right man.”
The couple had been discussing marriage for a while before Patrick officially proposed. Chanel planned a weekend visit to Patrick, and the couple went for a short hike on Sugarloaf Mountain in Maryland. On the way home, Patrick popped the question. Chanel said yes.
The couple eventually moved to South Portland, Maine, and decided to have their engagement shoot in their new home. “We wanted to make memories in our first apartment together in Maine,” Chanel says. “Patrick and I are super chill folks, and we wanted that to come through in our engagement photos.”
Photos by Sharyn Peavey Photography