It was a cold day in January. Our previous session attempt had been thwarted by single digit temperatures, but this day had promise. The sun was filtering warmly through the clouds, reflecting off the water of Alexandria’s harbor. Anton and Toni were adorable. Bundled in stylish, yet warm jackets, they were ready and willing to bare the cold and make some amazing photographs.
We began photographing along the docks, with small boats and the grand Cherry Blossom paddle boat as a backdrop. We chatted about Toni’s classroom (she is a 2nd grade teacher), and their vision for their upcoming wedding day. I caught the light of the setting sun, as well as their smiles. We continued along the water, stopping at brick stairs behind the Torpedo Factory, and spending a good deal of time on one of the piers.
Old Town Alexandria is one of my favorite locations to photograph portraits, and no session is complete without posing on the amazing pre-revolution era cobble stones of “Captains Row”.
As the session came to an end, our fingers were growing colder. We popped into Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream shop to warm up. The heart shaped chairs, checkerboard floor, and bright red doors made for an amazing backdrop as we said our goodbyes.
I cannot wait to photograph their wedding day in August of this year!