It seems like a crazy thing, in a city with a million and one picture perfect spots, but my favorite family sessions happen at home. It's so fun to be able to be part of a family routine that includes book reading, hot cocoa making, and jumping on the bed. So when this session came up, I was thrilled to spend an afternoon in Bloomingdale jumping up and down and twirling around (oh, and taking a few pictures).
This was the session that felt like it would never happen (aka, we rescheduled many many times because of the weather). But it was worth the wait...because how could a day be bad when it ends with story time in the National Gallery!
Images like this make my heart sing. They also remind me why I do what I do. It is for all the in between moments of life...when it is just a little girl, her bag of goldfish, and a mind that wanders to places we can only imagine.
I think it is fairly safe to say that I love the Son family. I have been friends with Daniel and Kate for quite some time, like pre-babies/marriage/dating quite some time and it has been so fun to watch their lives grow and develop over the years. It has been even more fun to be one of their family photographers! I had the great joy of photographing their first-born Gigi's newborn and six-month photos and was so pleased to be able to be able to photograph their family before they leave D.C. for the wilds of Buffalo, NY. I'm going to miss you all!