Monday, April 15, 2013

{Family} Kristin, Arthur, & Arthur V

I was lucky to spend a beautiful Saturday morning this past weekend with Kristin and Arthur and their sweet little boy Arthur V.  We went to the Constitution Gardens where Arthur V had lots of fun running around and watching the ducks and geese.  

This little guy was in constant motion.

Such a great couple!

Kristin and Arthur and their little boy make such a sweet and lovely family.  I'm lucky to have spent a morning hanging out with the three of them.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

{Engaged} Melissa & Nick

Melissa and Nick are one of those couples that just seem like they were made for each other.  They've traveled and been on amazing adventures together, including living abroad in Prague for a year, but they are also perfectly happy spending a lazy Sunday at home.  I was so happy to finally make our session happen, we kept trying to schedule to coincide with the Cherry Blossoms, but eventually we just decided to go for it peak bloom or not.  Luckily we got a beautiful day for our walk around DC.   

There was a corner of the FDR memorial with one tree in full bloom, and the branches were hanging  down to create a perfect backdrop.

Before deciding to have their wedding in Prague, Melissa and Nick considered hosting it at the Jefferson Memorial, a favorite of theirs.

 What is more DC than a metro ride?  We even managed to get an almost empty train car.

Nick really wanted a Darth Vadar picture, but watch out Nick, it looks like the force is strong with Melissa. 

These lamp posts by the Capitol are almost exactly the same as the motif for their wedding.

We capped off a wonderful morning by walking through Eastern Market, followed by a fantastic brunch at Cava.  Congratulations Melissa and Nick, I know your wedding will absolutely amazing!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Family} Giulliane, Reinaldo, & Barbara

I had quite a busy weekend, and I was lucky enough to top it all off with an amazing session with Giulliane, Reinaldo, and their adorable daughter Barbara.  We initially wanted to have our session at the Tidal Basin with the cherry blossoms, but because of the delayed bloom we decided to move to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens.  It was a beautiful, late afternoon with the most perfect golden light.

A beautiful day with a beautiful family.

Blowing some kisses for the camera.

Making funny faces for Uncle Mar.

This place has such a Secret Garden feel, it's the perfect setting for a sweet little girl.

Daddy daughter moments are always so special to capture.

I had such a wonderful time with these three, it was definitely an afternoon well spent!

Monday, April 8, 2013

{Engaged} Becca & Brian

I am so excited to share this engagement session.  Becca is the super talented woman behind my logo, so when Brian proposed recently I was thrilled to have the chance to work with the two of them.

We started our morning over by the tidal basin, hoping to catch some cherry blossoms.  Unfortunately because of the chilly weather the blossoms weren't really blooming yet, but that didn't stop us from getting some wonderful pictures.

According to Brian this was the one time in his life when he was told to "touch noses" and he didn't even think twice about it.

I believe this is what you would call, too cool for school.

I have always wanted to take pictures at this carousel on the National Mall, and luckily Becca and Brian were completely up for the adventure.


Congratulations Becca and Brian!  I can't wait for your sure to be beautiful wedding!