Sleeping In – Fun Monday

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sleeping in, rocks, art project, due ray, Alexandria, northern Virginia, art installation, street artWelcome to Monday, ya’ll! I was kind of excited for this Monday, because for me it meant sleeping in after three days of waking up before the crack of dawn! If you know me, you know I am not a morning person. Pretty much the only thing I’ll wake up that early for are flights (which I try my damnedest to never schedule!) and photo shoots! Photography always gets me excited to rise & shine!

I was sick all last week but am finally on the mend! Friday morning I was feeling well enough to make it out on a top secret photography mission for a project with Canoe Media Services. The project is so secret, I don’t even know what it’s for! But it was fun nonetheless to cruise around Alexandria, taking photos in the morning magic hour light. Sleeping in was not an option! In order to get the shots, we needed there to be no people in the photos, so early morning was best. We set out at 6AM and were done just after 7AM! Whew!

It was lather, rinse, repeat for Saturday morning, since we couldn’t get all the shots we needed in one day. So sleeping in got skipped & we were back on the streets of Alexandria, VA, again at 6AM. The shots we got were beautiful & I was super grateful Beth from Canoe Media Services went with me. Our last stop was Del Ray where we happened upon this art project. The curators requested people write their burdens on these stones & leave them in a pile on the sidewalk. They’re going to create a bigger piece of art out of them this summer & I can’t wait to see how it turns out!sleeping in, rocks, art project, due ray, Alexandria, northern Virginia, art installation, street art

I edited the photos from Friday & Saturday mornings, took a brief nap, then got ready to head back out to Alexandria for some location scouting! I had such a great time scouting in D.C. last weekend that I wanted to continue the magic this weekend in a different locale. We got a bit of a late start, so we only got to stop at two spots (Wilkes St. Tunnel & GW Parkway) before the skies opened up & the winds came rushing in. There was a pretty big storm, so we ended up calling it a night by 7:30. Womp womp.

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Sunday morning I was up bright & early again for a family shoot at Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden in Arlington. I love doing local shoots because that means sleeping in a little is an option (haha!). I was excited to finally shoot at Bon Air when the roses were in bloom! They were gorgeous! We had a beautiful backdrop for the family photos! It got my wheels turning for future sessions… stay tuned on that!

Sunday evening I had to reschedule a maternity shoot since we had a pretty big storm & lots of rain yesterday evening. I usually don’t reschedule for weather, but when the term “damaging storms” is used in the weather reports, I have to at least consider it! I’m glad I did because it was pouring & windy & just gross for the rest of the night. Crossing my fingers for sunshine & clear skies for our next session!

Check back in this week for photos of baby Owen, as well as my weekly Wedding Wednesday post 🙂 Have a great week everyone!

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