Alexandria Photography | Jones Point Park | The Bodensteins

Family Session

July 13, 2023

Though scattered across the country, the Bodensteins reunited in Alexandria to celebrate Dad’s Air Force promotion. Despite unexpected challenges, we embraced the smokey ambiance of a Thursday morning, capturing this family with adult children in their current season. It was an Alexandria photography opportunity that I was glad to be part of.

Alexandria Photography at Jones Point Park

Originally scheduled for a serene Wednesday morning at Jones Point Park, a last-minute flight delay disrupted our timeline. Swiftly adapting, we rescheduled our session to the next morning at sunrise, just before I left town for a long weekend. Unfortunately, moving it to the next day meant that smoke from the Canadian wildfires had time to roll in.

Shooting in smoky conditions presented a unique challenge, requiring adjustments to my original plan. (Are you sensing a theme here!?) On a typical sunny morning, the Potomac River serves as a giant reflector, casting harsh light onto the faces of anyone looking at it. However, the smoke acted as a natural diffuser, providing a soft and even light. With this newfound lighting opportunity, I turned the family towards the river, allowing the bright and gentle light to shine on their faces. Although nothing compares to a glowy sunny day, I was thrilled with the soft light that surrounded us on this particular morning.

Capturing the Bodenstein family’s time together through Alexandria photography was a true delight. Despite the unexpected flight delay and the smokey conditions, their resilience and love for one another shone brightly. This session served as a reminder that even in the face of challenges, we can adapt and create beautiful memories.

If you’re looking for some Alexandria photography to capture your own treasured moments, I would be honored to be your photographer. Reach out to me today and let’s make it happen!

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