Harper & Colin are growing up & adorable!

I lovelovelove photographing this precious family! They are always all smiles, laughter, and fun! Harper even greeted me with a perfect curtsey/plié she learned in ballet. :O I had the honor of photographing her first AND second birthdays! Now she’s almost four and has an adorable little brother, Colin!

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July 4th from the Capitol's Congressional Floor

It was a beautiful evening ~ first, I photographed a proposal (#shesaidyes)! Then, I picnicked on the Capitol west terrace with my bff Kristine (whose articles are rocking over at Military Times, yeah!) as we watched the spectacular fireworks display this evening here in Washington, DC.
Happy Fourth of July!

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Cherry Blossom Family Portraits in DC

So happy to photograph this darling family at the National Cherry Blossom Festival! The giggles were abundant, as expected ~ see the laughter and love from their fall portraits here.

DC Cherry Blossom Couple's Portraits

Donal and Fernanda are visiting DC from Ireland! Our session almost got rained out, but the sky turned a beautiful shade of blue just in time for them to dance and giggle their way around the cherry blossom trees. We even saw a precious mama duck with her ducklings.

Surprise Proposal at the Cherry Blossom Festival

On the edge of the Tidal Basin, Ryan proposed to Rachel this week during DC’s cherry blossom festival. They spent the rest of the afternoon strolling among the trees, getting swept away by floating blossoms, and celebrating their engagement. Congratulations!

Magical Cherry Blossom Maternity Session at Sunrise

We met at the Jefferson Memorial at 6am, the night sky just starting to turn pink with the first rays of cherry blossom sunlight. The Tidal Basin was still and glassy, perfectly reflecting the deep blue night sky. A magical morning for celebrating new life. Congratulations you two!

~ Sneak Peek at their epic engagement ~

National Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 ~ DC

Spring is just around the corner in our nation’s capital! The cherry blossoms will soon bloom around the magnificent Tidal Basin.
Here’s a shot of the Jefferson Memorial during last year’s peak bloom.

Photographed with my Canon 5D Mark II at f/13, 1/640 sec.

Photographed with my Canon 5D Mark II at f/13, 1/640 sec.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial sits across the basin from Jefferson, with the Lincoln Memorial just behind it.

Photographed with my Canon 5D Mark II at f/9, 1/320 sec.

Photographed with my Canon 5D Mark II at f/9, 1/320 sec.