I have been DYING to blog this session but had to wait until Renée had her viewing meeting! With all the snow, we kept having to move our meeting. Every time we rescheduled I got more and more impatient to share these gorgeous images with her, and on my blog.
Let me start by saying Renée has style! This lady did her own hair and make up and honestly it looked like she’d spent the day at a salon. And Derek – can we all agree this fireman is hot stuff? But the best part about this couple was that they were totally enjoying cuddling and kissing and generally acting like two lovebirds for the camera. Maybe the cold weather was a blessing in disguise – it kept them snuggling for two hours!
We shot along the Potomac River just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. Derek had picked out a fabulous old dock on the water there as a starting point. The wintery river landscape was romantic, and the afternoon light could not have been more perfect.
In addition to her stylish sheath dress, Renée had a beautiful cream coat, and brought along a soft gray sweater, giving us three different looks. Derek brought a linen jacket and a black jacket – perfect compliments to Renée’s outfits and easy to change out. We walked through a pretty field to the Jones Point Lighthouse, where the whitewashed cottage and fences created a gorgeous romantic setting for these two.
The best part about this whole wonderful session was seeing Renée’s face light up as she watched the video of her photos. When she hugged me, I *knew* we’d hit the mark.
Thank you so much, Renée and Derek, for letting me get a glimpse of your playful, romantic spirits! I cannot wait to photograph your wedding in a couple of months!