Brandon and Mia have been in the same place at the same time over the last 10 years. On December 11, 2014, Brandon and Mia would officially have a meeting that would change the course of both of their lives. They both found themselves at the annual Booz Allen Hamilton holiday party. While Brandon was working the crowd, Mia was catching up with old coworkers. She was supposed to attend a different holiday party with her new team the following week, but something told her to come out that night. Christie, Mia's friend and Brandon's teammate, invited her to the "after party" around the corner. An hour later, Christie introduced Brandon to Mia. It started with a handshake. The typical length of a handshake is about 5 seconds, but Brandon wouldn't let go. He pulled up a stool and made himself comfortable. Mia wasn't prepared to give Brandon any time that night. He was too nice, too talkative, and too happy - plus he knew everybody there which meant he was also too popular. Despite her reservations, Mia and Brandon engaged in small talk for about 30 minutes, until Brandon asked Mia if she would take a selfie of them. Shocked that a man was asking to take a selfie, she gave him the ultimate side-eye but obliged. After she took the pic, he asked her to send it to his phone since his was dead. As she prepared the text message with the pic, in true Mia fashion she included a sarcastic message that said, "Get a new phone." When Brandon saw she had sent it, he stated "Now I have your number so I can hit you up." Almost three years later, Mia and Brandon will be celebrating their union with a fall wedding. Check out their romantic Washington, D.C. engagement session, captured by Ken Pak Photography
Bride: Mia Rayette Hampton, 33, Organizational Change Consultant
Groom: Brandon Kyle Dickerson, 33, System Engineer Consultant
Place of residence: Northern Virginia
Engagement Shoot Location: Washington, D.C.
Wedding date: September 15, 2017