Photographers are always looking for the backdrop, the shot, that will make the difference for their subject. However, sometimes, it isn’t where you think.
But before I dive into that, I need to sing the praises of this great woman. With more degrees than I can count, she was celebrating her latest Master’s and I had the honor of taking some pictures of her in her cap and cords, and in a shirt celebrating the entrepreneurial creation of a friend.
We went to Old Town, Alexandria using the fabulous Morrison House hotel as a backdrop for the more formal shots, then to the streets and cobblestones for all the feels :), and landed at the waterfront. We stopped at the Mirror Mirror exhibit. While we spent the time getting shots of the very colorful inside, it was the outside — and the reflections of the buildings — that created the best shots. I enhanced them a bit by bumping up the dehazing and the contrast.