Ten minutes before our shoot, Olivia texted me: I’m seeing drops of rain…
I texted back, Uh-oh. We’ll do our best!
Sure enough, a steady drizzle commenced as we made our way over to Jones Point Park. But once we got there, we were amazed at the range of great shooting locations we found! Just a little while later, the rain faded away, leaving a moody, thickly overcast sky in its wake. Most people don’t think of cloudy weather as ideal for photos, but overcast days have their own beauty, and clouds essentially act as a giant softbox in the sky to provide even, flattering lighting.
It goes without saying that every person and couple I photograph has their own special touch, but Olivia and Scott were truly amazing, enthusiastically jumping to whatever challenge I set out for them. This included shivering out on the waterfront, dodging pedestrians and bikers in the jogging path as the sun began to peek out, exploring adorable little lighthouses, balancing on coastal rocks, or hunting for the perfect start-of-spring flowers.
I loved capturing their adventurous spirit and their cozy, joyful, natural, and affectionate interactions with each other. Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I did taking them! 🙂
Jocelyn Bravo is a Northern Virginia family photographer who specializes in creating joyful and luminous images for families and couples. She is based in Alexandria, VA and loves working with clients all across Virginia and the DMV.