With the start of another year, I wanted to look back at the 2019 4th Quarter Media at Tysons Corner Center. Prior to the holiday shopping season, the traffic through the mall was the highest. In this case, it was easy to get photos of the media along with a lot of people in the frame.
In these photo, there was an ad pasted onto the Concourse entrance from the Plaza. Presently this is the nicest branding for the mall of all their entrances. With the large glass wall as a backdrop, this is a great showcase to place an ad especially with the foot traffic from the Metro, hotel, and restaurants into the mall.
The BrandBox area also had some changes for the holidays. While they had some new stores that also needed photos, the BrandBox Marketplace was also opened highlighting many assorted brands in one location. Again the flexibility of these spaces was on display as they quickly opened these spaces in time for holiday shoppers.
Earlier this month, I photographed the 2019 Athleta Holiday Yoga event at Tysons Corner Center. Since we are in the middle of the Christmas holiday season, it is never too early to start healthy habits for the new year. At first, I did not want to make any noise as the event started. The yoga stretches were very calming with a DJ playing some soothing background music.
Afterwards, the participants were able to make their own smoothies. Wheely Good Smoothies had two bikes setup that let you mix your treat using your own leg power! While these were normal stationary bikes, they modified a mixer to be powered by the bike chain as a rider pedaled. This made for some surprisingly fun photos, and tasty smoothies!
Earlier in the season, I photographed the 2019 Yappy Hour at the Santa HQ set at Tysons Corner Center. Previously, there has not been a chance to bring your pets in for photos. On this occasion, it was fun to see the dogs and their reactions to the Santa HQ set. Not only are there a lot of sounds, and noises, but I am sure the smells of the season really got them excited. Given that some children take a couple of years to get comfortable visiting with Santa, it was not a surprise to see all the hesitation from the dogs. Seeing Santa handle them with the same gentleness as a newborn, he got them all to sit for a few photos. Compared to some babies, the dogs were a little easier to wrangle for the camera! There will be a lot more new fur baby photos by the Christmas stockings this year.