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Walking the streets of Old Town Alexandria ... How can I connect the couple with their environment?

We stop at the corner of the street next to a musician. The guitar player is young, his songs are eclectic yet ... inspiring.  He hasn't found his place yet in the world. I want to connect his ambitions with a visual cue. There is 'star' on the window behind him.  He's quiet. And humble. So his mouth should be closed; I wait for him to stop singing.

The couple needs to stand out (after all, this session is about them), so I grid the flash and fire a couple of test shots.  There is a building behind the couple but there is no connection.  I ask the couple to take one step to the right to reveal the crosswalk connecting both sides of the street.

Now, where is their puppy Harley?  There she is!

Click.

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