Margarita en Pointe | Washington, DC Ballerina Portraits

In May I took a mini road trip up to Maryland and Washington DC with my dear friend Joli of Actin’ Up With Books by my side.  Our first stop was in Maryland to have lunch with Margarita and her husband David followed by a metro ride into Washington DC to take some ballerina-inspired photos on Capitol Hill.  If Margarita’s beautiful face looks familiar to you, it might be because I photographed her engagement and wedding last year!  I love keeping in touch with previous couples that I’ve worked with, even if they do live 4 hours away.  It was so nice to see them again nearly a year after their wedding. I have been so fortunate to have been able to photograph such lovely weddings of truly amazing and sweet people. It was an honor to have Margarita stunning face in front my lens for a third time. I am so thankful that she stumbled upon my website when she was searching for a wedding photographer!

The location of the last photo is a place called Summerhouse right outside of the Capitol Building which looked completely out of place. The image is made of 10 different photos stitched together.

Alexa Poletti "Dark Hearts"

Alexa Poletti as the Dark Queen of Hearts wearing the Rhapsody in Rose wig from Gothic Lolita Wigs

This is the sixth and final photo set from my trip through Richmond, Virginia and Washington, DC back in November. I mentioned to Alexa that I wanted to do a fairy tale themed set of photos. Her amazing selection of wigs, color contacts, and wardrobe helped make a dark princess set of photos happen. At one point while we were out shooting this set, a little boy came up and stole Alexa's crown. His sister was convinced that Alexa was a real princess, so cute!

Photographer: Blacksburg, VA Photographer, Holly Cromer
Model/MUA: Alexa Poletti
Hair: Rhapsody in Rose by Gothic Lolita Wigs
Circle Contact Lenses: Honey Color

Alexa Poletti "Falling Light"

Time for another set of photos from my road trip back in November! These were taken at Fort Hunt Park in Alexandria, Virginia. Alexa is wearing "Farrah" from Gothic Lolita Wigs and circle contact lenses from Honey Color which totally transformed her look from the other two photo-shoots we did that day. Make sure you check out Alexa Poletti on Facebook, she is such a sweet model and she's also a photographer so she brings a fun and unique perspective to the table.

Alexa Poletti “Au Natural Alexa”

Washington, DC Model Photographer

As a muse/representative for Rockstar Wigs, Gothic Lolita Wigs, and HoneyColor Circle Lenses, Alexa Poletti is usually seen rocking colorful wigs and contact lenses. We decided to shoot a natural set of Alexa on my road trip back in November, no wigs, no contacts, just the beautiful, talented woman behind them. When I posted one of these photos on Facebook there was much speculation about the leggings, so I’ll just go ahead and tell you that they are “Call of Napoleon Leggings” by Black Milk and yes, I did brighten up the colors a bit in the editing process.