St. Mary’s City Photos – Fun Monday

Happy Monday y’all! I’m back with my Fun Monday posts, which I haven’t done in forever! I thought it was time to bring them back, and I’m excited to share the St. Mary’s City photos I took over the weekend.

Quarantine has indeed been a stressful time, and I don’t know about you, but I like to take any chance I can to get out of the house. I’m excited to start shooting again this week, so last week I got busy doing a lot of work to get caught up. That way I can hit the ground running once I get back in action. So it was nice to take the day off Saturday and take some St. Mary’s City photos with my boyfriend and pup.

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We started out at Point Lookout and found a pet beach. Perfect for miss Milli! If you follow along on Instagram, you might’ve seen my stories where she was running around without a leash! That’s a rarity for this one because she has a tendency to 1. not listen and 2. run off. Bad combo for such a tiny creature who I love very much. I decided to train her to stay near me and it really worked! She listened really well and I feel better knowing she now knows how to stay nearby on the rare occasion she’s off leash.

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Speaking of training, I’ve been teaching my boyfriend how to use my camera to take photos of me! haha Anytime we go anywhere, I always have a bunch of scenery photos, pics of him, photos of Milli, and none of myself! I decided that needed to change, so I’ve taught him how to use my camera. He’s very much into photography as well, but handling my beast of a camera plus all my weird settings is a lot! I did a little modeling on the beach and we got some decent St. Mary’s City photos in my full quarantine glory! haha Roots, no manicure, and no makeup 😛

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After the beach we headed to the historic area for more St. Mary’s City photos. It was so quiet and peaceful! It was a gorgeous day (and really cold!) and the light was amazing <3 I just love the photos we took there. We followed paths, walked along the beach, and read many of the plaques telling us the history of the place. It was a lovely day, just what we both needed. I loved it there and would love to do a photo shoot in the area if anyone is up for it!

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Same pic, just changed one setting! Left: 1/1000 f2 ISO 125 // Right: 1/1000 f5 ISO125

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She looks so tiny!

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I hope you had a lovely weekend and enjoyed the weather as much as we did! Have a wonderful week ahead!


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Hi – I’m Rachel! A wedding, engagements, and headshots photographer in Washington, D.C., Maryland, 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 2020 portrait sessions, as well as 2020 and 2021 weddings.

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