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.
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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