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Old Town Alexandria: A Charming Destination for Portrait Photography

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Hello, I’m Joy Rahat, an expert in headshots and portrait photography. I’m passionate about capturing your personality and essence in beautiful images you can cherish forever. If you’re looking for a photographer in Virginia, I have an excellent suggestion: Old Town Alexandria.

The History of Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria is one of America’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. It was founded in 1749 by Scottish merchants and named after John Alexander, a Scotsman who owned the land. It was also the adopted hometown of George Washington, who surveyed the city as a teenager and later owned a townhouse there. Old Town Alexandria played an essential role in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.

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What can you find in Old Town Alexandria?

Old Town Alexandria is a charming destination that offers a variety of attractions and activities for visitors. You can stroll along the cobblestone streets and admire the colorful doors and homes that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. You can also visit some historic landmarks, such as Christ Church, where Washington worshipped, or the Torpedo Factory Art Center, where you can see artists at work in their studios. If you’re looking for shopping and dining options, you can explore King Street, which has boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes.

Advice for visitors

If you’re planning to visit Old Town Alexandria, here are some tips to make your trip more enjoyable:

When is it open?

Old Town Alexandria is open year-round, but some attractions may have different hours depending on the season. You can check the official website of each attraction for more information.

What to wear?

Old Town Alexandria has a casual and relaxed vibe, so you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident. However, if you plan to have a portrait photography session with me, I recommend wearing something that reflects your style and personality. You can also bring accessories or props that add flair to your photos.

Is it family-friendly?

Yes, Old Town Alexandria is a great place to visit with your family. There are many things to do for kids of all ages, such as visiting the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, where they can learn about the city’s history through artifacts and interactive exhibits, or taking a boat ride on the Potomac River, where they can see some of the iconic monuments of Washington DC.

When is it best to visit?

Old Town Alexandria is beautiful in any season, but some of my favorite times to visit are spring and fall. In spring, you can see the cherry blossoms and gardens in full bloom, creating a romantic backdrop for your photos. In fall, you can enjoy the crisp air and the changing colors of the leaves, adding some warmth and coziness to your photos.

Ready to visit?

Old Town Alexandria is a beautiful place to visit if you’re looking for a photographer in Virginia. It has a rich history, a charming atmosphere, and a variety of attractions that will make your photos unique and memorable. I would love to work with you and capture your best moments in this beautiful location.

In Need of a Photographer? Book Your Experience with Joy Rahat!

If you are looking for a photographer who can capture your essence and spirit, you’ve arrived at the right place. I will provide you with a personalized service that will exceed your expectations. I will also give you tips on how to prepare for your session, what to wear, how to pose, and how to have fun.

Whether you need a headshot for your business or personal brand, a portrait for your family or friends, or a lifestyle shoot for your social media or blog, I will deliver high-quality images you will love and cherish for years.

Book a session with Joy Rahat today by emailing info@joyrahat.com or calling (202) 599-7162 to capture the experience in a photograph.

A Trip Through Virginia's Landmarks to Reach Joy Rahat's Studio

Route Overview: Virginia Beach to 46090 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA

Stop 1: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

    1. Head south on Arctic Ave toward 24th St: 0.1 mi
      1. Turn right onto 22nd St: 0.4 mi
      2. Take I-64 W and I-95 N to US-1/S Patrick St in Alexandria.
    2. Continue onto I-264 W/Norfolk Virginia Beach Expy/Virginia Beach Expy: 10.7 mi
      1. Use the right 3 lanes to take exit 13-14-15 to merge onto I-64 W toward Richmond: 8.3 mi
      2. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-64 W, follow signs for Hampton/Richmond: 75.5 mi
      3. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 200 to merge onto I-295 N: 13.7 mi
      4. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 43A to merge onto I-95 N toward Washington: 50.6 mi
      5. Keep right at the fork to stay on I-95 N: 9.5 mi
    3. Continue onto I-95 N: 25.6 mi
      1. Keep left at the fork to stay on I-95 N, follow signs for I-495 E/Baltimore: 5.5 mi
      2. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-495 E/I-95 N, follow signs for Alexandria: 2.0 mi
      3. Use the right 2 lanes to take the US-1 N exit toward Alexandria: 0.6 mi
      4. Continue on US-1. Drive to N Fairfax St: 6 min (1.4 mi)
    4. Merge onto US-1/S Patrick St, continue to follow US-1: 1.0 mi
      1. Turn right onto Queen St: 0.4 mi
      2. Turn right onto N Fairfax St
  • Arrival: Old Town, Alexandria, VA, USA

Stop 2: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States

    1. Get on I-495 S/I-95 S in Fairfax County from N Fairfax St: 8 min (1.9 mi)
      1. Head south on N Fairfax St toward Thompsons Alley: 0.6 mi
      2. Turn right onto Gibbon St: 0.4 mi
      3. Use the middle lane to turn left onto S Patrick St, passing by W Marine on the right: 0.2 mi
      4. Use the right 2 lanes to turn slightly right onto the I-95 S/I-495 W ramp: 0.7 mi
    2. Follow I-495 S and I-66 W to Warren County. Take exit 13 from I-66 W: 1 hr 1 min (65.9 mi)
      1. Merge onto I-495 S/I-95 S: 5.0 mi
      2. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-495 W, follow signs for Interstate 495 N/Tysons Corner: 2.9 mi
      3. Keep right at the fork to continue on I-495 N: 5.9 mi
      4. Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 49B to merge onto I-66 W: 11.2 mi
      5. Keep left to stay on I-66 W: 5.4 mi
      6. Keep left to stay on I-66 W: 35.4 mi
      7. Take exit 13 toward VA-79/VA-55/Linden/Front Royal: 0.2 mi
    3. Take VA-55 W to Skyline Dr: 14 min (6.8 mi)
      1. Turn left onto VA-79 S: 0.2 mi
      2. Turn right onto VA-55 W: 4.7 mi
      3. Turn left onto Remount Rd: 0.4 mi
      4. Turn right onto E Criser Rd: 0.7 mi
      5. Turn left onto US-340 S: 0.2 mi
      6. Turn left onto Skyline Dr: 0.6 mi
  • Arrival: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, United States

Stop 3: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA

    1. Get on I-66 E from VA-55 E: 14 min (6.7 mi)
      1. Head south on Skyline Dr: 0.6 mi
      2. Make a U-turn: 0.6 mi
      3. Turn right onto US-340 N: 0.5 mi
      4. Turn right onto VA-55 E/South St, continue to follow VA-55 E: 5.2 mi
      5. Turn left onto VA-79 N: 289 ft
      6. Slight right onto the ramp to Washington: 0.3 mi
    2. Follow I-66 E and 66 Express Outside the Beltway to Fairfax County. Take exit 17 from VA-267 W: 49 min (56.0 mi)
      1. Merge onto I-66 E: 29.5 mi
      2. Keep left at the fork to continue on 66 Express Outside the Beltway: 21.4 mi
      3. Use the left lane to take the exit toward I-495 N: 0.3 mi
      4. Keep left at the fork and merge onto I-495 N: 3.0 mi
      5. Use the left lane to take exit 45 toward VA-267 W: 0.7 mi
      6. Keep left and merge onto VA-267 W: 0.8 mi
      7. Take exit 17 for VA-684 toward Spring Hill Rd: 0.3 mi
    3. Drive to Old Dominion Dr in Great Falls: 12 min (5.1 mi)
      1. Turn right onto VA-684 N/Spring Hill Rd: 0.3 mi
      2. Slight left to stay on VA-684 N/Spring Hill Rd: 1.0 mi
      3. Turn left onto Old Dominion Dr, destination will be on the right: 3.7 mi
  • Arrival: 9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, VA 22102, USA

Stop 4: 46090 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA 20165, USA

    1. Head south on Old Dominion Dr toward Old Carriage Rd/Old Carriage Road-Matildaville Connector Trl: 1.0 mi
    2. Turn right onto VA-193 W/Georgetown Pike, pass by 7-Eleven (on the right in 2.1 mi): 5.1 mi
    3. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto VA-7 W: 4.0 mi
      1. Turn right onto VA-1795: 0.1 mi
      2. Turn right onto Lake Center Plaza: 0.1 mi
  • Arrival: 46090 Lake Center Plaza, Sterling, VA 20165, USA

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