About two years ago, I had a family reach out about doing a mini-session at the National Cathedral. They had a new wee one, he wore a jacket with bear ears on the hood, and he was all smiles. Fast forward to this fall and I got the great opportunity to hang out with this family again (and wee one #2 who recently arrived). I love being able to see new family members join and to watch the littles grow up year after year.
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!
When Philip emailed me about photographing his proposal at the Kennedy Center, I was a combo of excited and full of how questions. But I very quickly learned this was going to be great after Philip sent a follow up email with photos of the KC's roof he took on his cell phone and the question "would you recommend I propose in the "pools" of light or closer to the edge of the roof?" We decided. He and Hayley went to the Opera, her family and I hide out on the roof, they wandered out at intermission, he dropped to one knee, and she said YES! Congrats H+P!!