Last year the Virginia tourism board displayed a giant LOVE sign at Lake Anne Plaza, and it’s back! This year’s sign shows some lovely rainbow colors in honor of Pride Month and Reston’s first Pride Fest.

      LOVE sign at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia

      I took my tripod to the Plaza one evening to capture the sign at my favorite time of day — just after sunset, when the sky is a vivid blue twilight color.

      LOVE sign at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia

      The next day it rained heavily, so I went back to look for reflective puddles, and the Plaza didn’t disappoint.

      Take a Break Concert at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston

      The sign was also a fun backdrop to Thursday’s Take a Break concert and swing dance night.

      Lake Anne Plaza at night

      You have to look closely to find the sign in this photo, but I never need much of a reason to photograph this view. The sign sums up my feelings about this place pretty well.

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      Charlotte Geary


      Lifestyle, event, and portrait photographer with a vibrant, joyful style and 17 years of professional experience.

      Located in Reston, Virginia near Washington, D.C. and available for travel.