It was my fourth year in a row photographing this family, so we wanted to do something different. Instead of the traditional spots in Old Town Alexandria, we went north of King Street, and froze while getting these cute photos! I will restate it in every post about returning clients: Photographing the same families every year is a gift. I love watching these kids grow. Little ones who barely spoke to me turn into preschoolers who tell me about their favorite animal. (For the record, it was a rhino the day of the session, which was news to both mom and dad, so the favorite animal today could be different.)
**A note on the train track photos: NEVER EVER photograph on train tracks. Tracks that seem unused can still be used, tracks that seem empty might not be. There is one exception. If you can see the end of the tracks and they end in a tarp at the waterfront, you can probably assume that the area is safe.