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Morgan – Portraits in Book Hill Park, Georgetown

Morgan in Book Hill Park, Georgetown, Washington DC

I met Morgan early one day in Dupont Circle. She caught me off guard while I was listening to music and singing to myself in public. She walked up behind me and tapped my shoulder. “Marvin?” she asked. I pulled my headphones off and quickly responded, “You must be Morgan. Nice to meet you. You caught me at an awkward moment.” I was quite embarrassed. She caught me while my guard was down, but little did know that we would both let our guard down as the day went on.

Locations: Whitehaven Community Garden, Glover Park, Book Hill Park, Georgetown, Washington DC

Camera: Nikon D300

Lenses: Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, Nikon 105mm f/2.8


Our trip started in Dupont Circle but quickly moved to the Glover Park neighborhood of DC. On the way there Morgan and I talked. She had just moved back to DC several days earlier and was telling me about her life the first time she had lived in DC. I was able to draw several parallels to my own life and I quickly got to know the kind of person she was and for some reason it felt like I’d known her for more than just a few hours.

One thing that Morgan told me on the way to the first location, Whitehaven Community Garden, was that the she really missed her dog that had died a few months earlier. The community garden was very important to her and held many memories of them. She told me her dog loved to come to the garden in the warmer months and roll in the Marigolds. I like this picture because it shows a certain sadness/longing and is rife with symbolism.
Morgan in Book Hill Park, Georgetown, Washington DC

The first image was taken at the community garden and the second image was a candid taken at Book Hill Park. I must’ve said something silly like I always do but you can’t beat that genuine smile. Unfortunately, I forgot to do any straight on headshots, so I’m glad I got that candid.
Morgan in Book Hill Park, Georgetown, Washington DC

This last one was also done at Book Hill Park and I love the snarky expression.
Morgan in Book Hill Park, Georgetown, Washington DC

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