I don’t know if it’s the magic of my couples or the location itself, but I am loving Old Town Alexandria lately! I’m feeling so inspired by it and Missy and Steve’s gorgeous Alexandria Virginia engagement photos are proof!
Missy and Steve are getting married this year in the Caribbean and reached out last month about having engagement photos taken so they could get started with their wedding website. They loved the historic feel of Old Town combined with the opportunity for waterfront images, and I knew just the place to take them so we could get both the looks they were going for!
I recently did Mari and Ishan’s wedding portraits at some of these same spots, but the great thing about natural light photography is that the same locations can look SO different just based on the weather and light! Missy and Steve had the weather gods on their side, because even though we took their Alexandria Virginia engagement photos the weekend before Christmas, it was fairly warm outside. The sun was shining, the sky was mostly clear, and although it was chilly, it was still warm enough that Missy could rock her beautiful sleeveless dress without suffering too much from the cold. Woot woot!
It was fun getting to know Missy and Steven, along with their two pugs, Dexter and Dylan, (and Missy’s great friends and dog baby sitters! haha), as we wandered through the historic side streets for their Alexandria Virginia engagement photos. These two are so cute and funny together! My favorite part of the session was when they told each other what they are most looking forward to about marrying the other, and they both cracked each other up!
Toward the end of their session it did start to get a little chillier, but Missy and Steve were so sweet to oblige me in trekking down to the waterfront for a few last photos. And I am SO happy they did, because the sunset that night was stunning! Just wait til you see!!
Congratulations and best wishes to Steve and Missy on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Cheers!
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Hey – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia. I love taking photos of elegant people who love to laugh, as well as of much in-love couples. If you’re a dog owner, that’s a plus! I’m currently booking 2019 portrait sessions, as well as 2019 and 2020 weddings.