We met at the Riverfront in Old Town Alexandria at the McIlhenny Seaport Center. It's a popular tourist spot right near the landmark Torpedo Factory Art Center. But it's a familiar and special place for the Andringa family as this is where Mark proposed to Grace. And now they are a family of five with 3 teens and the oldest, Peter, is headed to university in the fall. We had the perfect space for this family of skilled sailors, out on the piers surrounded by the waters of the Potomac and sail boats as our backdrop. It was a somewhat gloomy afternoon as the skies were not yet clear after a heavy storm, leaving the area cleared of tourists and the pathways all to ourselves. We meandered along the piers, talked, laughed and made photographs along the way. Thankful for this time with this very special family. What an honor it was for me to be the one to capture these Andringa family images of beauty and authentic joy.