The idea of a winter engagement session made me a little nervous; you have a lot less “nature” to work with — no lush trees or blossoming flowers. Last time I photographed a session in Georgetown, it was mid-summer and everything was in bloom! But I love a good challenge and was excited to finally get to meet up with Valerie & Greg. See when we first started chatting, these two lived in GA! They moved back home shortly after the holidays, so this was our first opportunity to get together. That wasn’t an issue though, as I already knew we’d get along great — fun fact, Valerie is both a James Madison University graduate, like myself and works for GSA, the agency I started working for straight out of college! See what I mean when I say it’s great to attract like-minded clients! Even though she may have not known those things in advance or before reading my about me page, there was some similarity that drew her into my work which is amazing!
As soon as our session started, any nerves about “where to shoot in winter” disappeared — our options were endless! We had an overcast day so colors were popping beautifully against the grey skies. We moved from the waterfront and canal to the stores and even a coffee shops for a quick warm up. The streets were empty, so we had the place to ourselves and could move about at our leisure. And
Veronica and Maurice Valerie and Greg didn’t complain once about the cold (which trust me, it was!)! I loved getting to know them and cannot wait for their Raspberry Plain wedding next September where they will get some well-deserved warmth :) Valerie is going to be creating, by hand, a 1,000 paper crane display that is sure to be the focal point of their day.