January had just begun. Christmas wreaths were still out. And in Old Town Alexandria, all the colorful, historic doors still had festive props. So it was a great time to walk around Sam’s childhood neighborhood. I told him I had shot at this garden before but couldn’t remember where it was. Soon enough, we had found it thanks to his knowledge of the area. And he showed me a few places I had never been- with old flame lamps blazing above us even. We visited all the places Robin and Sam went to on their first date. So I would say, that’s a success!
And p.s. Thank you Robin and Sam for not running away screaming like a scene from Birds when I asked if you could ‘slow down when you walk even if the birds are everywhere’. One of my best friends is terrified of birds. I just kept imagining her having a seizure and collapsing if she saw all those birds.