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Rupali’s Chic Downtown Georgetown Senior Shoot

June 6, 2017

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I met up with Rupali for her senior photos at the metro station last Friday and we rode in together to Georgetown to take her senior photos! We’ve been family friends for as long as I remember but I got to hear a bit more about her plans for graduation, this upcoming summer (attending all the grad parties of course), and how excited she is to be CMU bound in the fall to study Computer Science!!! CMU is one of THE BEST places to be studying CS. I’m so proud of her and can’t wait to see how she does there! Also, she’s looking to continue dancing bhangra and CMU has one of the best collegiate teams that UVA competes with almost ever year. I can’t wait to go to competitions next year to watch and cheer on both UVA and hopefully Rupali on CMU’s team!

I had planned out a couple of spots along the way from Rosslyn to Georgetown’s cute waterfront and was amazed at how quickly the entire shoot went by. When we got across the Key Bridge we had the absolute perfect light at this cute little park and made the most of it that we could! While walking further down, we found the perfect cobblestoned street including the new District Doughnut that’s newly been opened up there. It happened to be National Donut Day and both Rupali and I had never tried it before but unfortunately we got there a bit too late and it was already closed. But, we were able to spent a good amount of time on that cute little street grabbing pictures and happened to help a couple of people out which you’ll hear about more if you keep scrolling!

So the next one was definitely one of the most fun pictures of the shoot! These two girls were on a bridesmaid scavenger hunt and part of their list included photo-bombing! They kindly asked if they could photobomb a picture while one of them TOOK a picture of it, for evidence of course! Rupali & I both figured it’d be a tame photobomb but this girl ran ALL the way up and jumped and threw up the peace signs in the back making for a pretty hilarious photo seen below!

We made our way from the C&O canal to the waterfront and Rupali got to change into her second outfit just before the sun went down! It was pretty packed by the waterfront since it was a summer Friday afternoon but we got to catch some live music, including someone playing some Hindi songs on a clarinet or saxophone which was pretty interesting. I usually never quite take pictures with my flash but we did the bubbles again on the Rosslyn Key Bridge on the way back to the metro which made for some pretty cool night shots!

Rupali, I hope you had fun on your photoshoot and I’m so excited to send over the rest of your gallery soon! Thanks so much for dealing with my craziness to get the perfect shots haha 😀 I hope you have a fantastic graduation and I can’t wait to take more pictures at your graduation party! 🙂

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