Street Style: Megan Hosford

Megan Hosford is one of those people who brings a light into any room she enters. I met her years ago while working at Mint Condition, and our love for conversation had us hitting it off immediately. We didn’t have a friendship outside of the shop, but over time she came in and we were besties.

Fast forward a year, I left my retail position and started my own photography business. Megan calls me for a photo shoot (I had mentioned my love for photography in one of our many passings). The shoot: editorial for Visit Alexandria, specifically the Alexandria Wedding Showcase. Immediately I jumped on the opportunity; I knew anything Megan had her hand in was going to be amazing. And she did not disappoint.

For the shoot, she reserved and shut down Captains Row (the cobble stone portion of Prince Street) and had 6-foot letters spelling LOVE delivered. You can imagine, as a new photographer, I was completely blown away. I pretty much came to the conclusion that she owned this town.

Since then I’ve worked with her on several projects, the largest being the Alexandria Wedding Showcase, taking place February 18th at the Westin (yes, that was an obligatory committee plug). Since joining the showcase committee and being at Megan’s side, I’ve realized how incredibly strong, brilliant, and what an all around kick-ass person she is.

From her big future dreams she’s shared with me, to watching her raise her family (her daughter is absolutely adorable), she’s nothing short of a strong female role model.

Megan was styled by Kiskadee | Photography by Sarah Marcella Creative





How do you spend your time? Playing with my daughter, Lily Anne!

Neighborhood: Del Ray

How long have you lived in Alexandria: 5 years

What is your hometown? Poquoson, Virginia

What brought you to Alexandria? A cute boy, aka my husband now

What would surprise people about you? My love of catching, cooking, picking, and eating crabs

You’re a superhero: what’s your superpower? To make chips and guacamole an amazing calorie burner

Favorite cocktail: No cocktails please, just give me some bubbles!

Last book read or movie seen: Truly, Madly, Guilty by Liane Moriarty

Guilty Pleasure: The crumbs at the bottom of a chip bag

Phrase you overuse: “I’m obsessed with…”

Facebook or Instagram? Insta

Latest binge-watch: The Handmaid’s Tale

Bucket list travel destination: We just got back from Vanuatu and New Zealand so I need to think of a new one!

If you only could have one for the rest of your life: wine or coffee? I hate coffee — Earl Grey tea!





Define your style in three words or less: Classic and bright

The go-to piece in your wardrobe: Any cotton shift dress. I have too many!

Favorite trend ever: Pleats

Favorite current trend: Tassel everything!

Beauty product you can’t live without: Nail polish

Favorite fragrance: Jo Malone (don’t make me pick just one!)

Heels or flats? Flats





Favorite room in your home: Kitchen

Antiques, modern, or a mix? Mix

Last item bought for your home: Our bed

Next planned purchase: A toddler bed

Favorite way to entertain: Mimosas and a brunch buffet

Clutter-free or well-lived in? Clutter free!

Wallpaper — yes, totally modern or no, so dated: Love it — if only I could make a decision!





Your go-to work-out: Running

Most fun way to exercise: Playing volleyball, but it’s been a while

Group exercise or solo: Group

Fitness goal: I guess I should get one of those

Haven’t yet, but might be willing to try with coaching / encouragement: I’d try just about anything with enough peer pressure!

Proudest fitness achievement: Running a half marathon




Favorite spot in Alexandria: Jones Point Light House

Last purchase in Alexandria: A scarf at Sara Campbell

Best coffee / happy hour / date night spot: Magnolia’s on King

Favorite charity: Carpenter’s shelter

Favorite annual Alexandria event: Alexandria Wedding Showcase!


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Owner + Photographer | Sarah Marcella Creative
I started photographing after rupturing my spleen while I was in high school. Yeah, it sounds made up, but I swear I’m telling the truth. was in marching band and happened to fall on my saxophone. This incident made it impossible for me to march for the remainder of the season. So, I did what any bored high school teenager does — started taking self portraits (at that time the word “selfie” was not invented). Turns out, I really enjoyed it! I started photographing everything and everyone. After graduation, I decided to head to Shepherd University for photography & digital imagery. My passion continued to grow as I started to photograph more conceptual themes, primarily the way women are viewed in modern media and the over editing that happens in the fashion industry. This is what has influenced and inspired my current work.

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