How did we embrace winter? With smiles and love, in fact some may say their affection warmed the region for the weekend. Well, instead of feeling the temperate weather I was able to witness a warm front of joy.
It all began at my home/studio where Maeion Bryant and I met our clients Crystal and Ronald. Spending a moment to get acquainted and having a makeup session always helps prior to putting a large black cannon (not the brand) in someone's face and saying "just be natural." Well, it didn't take long before the entire group was laughing and cutting jokes as we made our way down the pier. What started as simple direction evolved to just touring National Harbor with me as some paparazzi capturing the moments.
Crystal and Ronald are such a vibrant joy to be around that it did not take much push for emotion and affection to be displayed. Between his humorous comments and Crystal's infectious laugh, there's no guessing that these two were made for each other. I even commented a few times mentioning, "you're so much fun to photograph!" I did not even notice that our hour session slipped past because we had "tea time" while our tea (barista?) server danced through the shop. Once the wardrobe change was complete we headed back to the street.
While walking about we passed empty storefronts as the National Harbor was just beginning to stir wake. A completely fun experience that was full of energy and life, thanks Crystal and Ronald for sharing your connection through me.