You would think that I would get tired of shooting in Old Town Alexandria. Sometimes when you shoot in the same place you feel like you can’t be creative or create unique images but this is NOT the case in Alexandria! This quaint town is full of so many alleyways, old homes and perfect door frames! James and Maggie showed up ready to explore and that’s exactly what we did! We met on King Street and then headed to the residential streets to start the shoot!
I always start our sessions with our four core poses and this was a breeze for James and Maggie! They are pros at making each other laugh and so from the very beginning, I knew it was going to be a great shoot! We had the streets to ourselves and I could have kept them outside shooting for hours and hours. There are so many amazing doors that were calling my name!! :)
James and Maggie are one of our FIRST weddings in 2016 and so you won’t have to wait very long until you see them again! And guess what! They’re getting married at PIPPIN HILL! We loved meeting them this past week and we can’t wait until it’s WEDDING TIME! James and Maggie actually got to meet Bokeh Boy briefly and I loved showing off our little fur-baby!! It was a fun evening in Old Town and I can’t wait for you to see their second outfit because it PERFECTLY coordinated with the ivy alley that I’m obsessed with!
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When we first decide if we’re a good fit with our potential KJ Couples, we’re looking for a few things…. one of those things is that this couple keeps joyful! We’ve found over the years that couples what take themselves super seriously aren’t always the best fit for us! We love it when couples let their guard down and allow us to get to know them during their engagement session.
Oh, this wedding day!! What a beautiful Texan dream! I met Melanie when she attended one of our workshops years ago in our home. She had the sweetest spirit and such a kindness about her. I remember loving how she made personal marketing her own and did headshots in a pile of Skinny Pop!! I loved her creativity and her ability to envision what she wanted in her brand.
My review of the Canon EOS R6 after shooting a full wedding day is LIVE on Youtube! I was so nervous to use a brand new camera system for full wedding day… I had my Mark IV ready in my bag just in case… but thankfully, I never had to use it! I was really hoping that I would love it and feel comfortable with it….
This wedding venue may look familiar to some of you who have been following us for a while! I photographed Meghan’s brother’s wedding a few years ago at this very same farm and venue!
Natural light photographers…. (flash photographers, we know how you would handle these scenarios and that’s awesome for your style! This is for the natural light folks!)
I’ve been hoping for this day for a very long time…. but I wasn’t sure that it would ever come. That sounds dramatic but let me explain. I LOVE my website company. Showit is incredible and the more I learn about and experience other platforms for hosting and creating custom websites, the more I realize, they aren’t really, truly “custom” at all. Showit is the website design platform for the creative. Hands-down. It’s so powerful, so intuitive and so easy to use. Years ago, Showit created a way to implement a Showit theme onto a Wordpress blog!!! Genius! I couldn’t wait for my blog to be a Showit blog…. but it never happened.