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I thrive on variety and exploration, so it's always a great joy to me when clients take me somewhere new and, most importantly, varied for their engagement sessions. Kaitlin and Andrew walked me through their neighborhood and we explored some murals and parking garages and a park they walk through all the time. It's great to be able to incorporate meaningful or familiar places into engagement sessions - so pictures are not just from a park, but from our park. Throw on some beautiful evening light and a happy couple and presto: Can't go wrong with ice cream. Or back alleys. I can't always make a "street" photo at an engagement session or wedding, but I sure do like it when it does happen. Congratulations, you guys! Until September!
There is a distinct nostalgia among those who spend any significant period of time in New Orleans. And though for some of us, those years were college years and therefore imbued with all the nostalgia of any college experience, we know that it is a very special place. And now, living in buttoned-up Washington, we find ourselves frequently wishing for those carefree years of public binge drinking, potholes the size of refrigerators, astoundingly ineffective local government and the ever-looming threat of "the big one." I jest! New Orleans will always be, in some strange way, home. Thus, my friends and I found ourselves trying to bring the "real" Mardi Gras spirit to Clarendon's family-friendly "parade" last month. Here's the other thing: we're all grown-up now, with jobs and responsibilities and dogs. And it just doesn't seem right to put pictures of my friends pounding beers on the internet. Soooo I'm not going to. Suffice to say that we tried to bring back the NOLA spirit that night, Ash Wednesday was a really miserable day, and we even managed to get home before 2 a.m.
We went everywhere for this session. And these two went to town. True story: if my husband is around when I'm editing photos, I'll always bug him for his opinion. "Hey, do you like this one? What about this one?" He looked through these and a couple others from this session and he says, "You really make her look like a knockout in these photos." So cute that he thinks I can do that. Sorry dear, but she is a knockout.