I first met Rosie a few years ago at a photography meet-up; I don’t remember exactly which one, but I remember finding out that she’s also a US Marine in addition to being a photographer and being SERIOUSLY impressed. And then I found out that she named their French bulldog Dobby, and I was totally sold! So of course, as soon as I received the email from Rosie last summer asking about anniversary portraits, I couldn’t type “YES!!” fast enough!
Just wait til you see all their photographs- these two are fun. They know how to laugh together, how to serve each other well through the little moments, how to lean on and hold one another up when things are hard. Hearing their love story of how they met in high school (and how Alex was determined to steal her away from her then-current boyfriend) how a fateful movie date a few years later turned into forever, it just made photographing them all the sweeter!
In my seven years of photographing at the monuments, I have NEVER seen the Jefferson this empty before. And to have the cherry blossoms at PEAK bloom all to ourselves?! Absolutely unprecedented. I’m not exaggerating when I say that their session was one of a kind- these two must be good luck charms!
Alex & Rosie, thank you both so very much for the privilege of capturing your anniversary portraits. It was such an honor, and I hope these photographs always serve as a reminder of a slow, peaceful morning where you took the time to stop and savor. Enjoy, friends!
Photographed on the Contax 645 with a combination of Fuji 400h + Portra 400, plus a few digitals for good measure