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Twice a year, I offer family mini sessions: once at the holidays and once in springtime! I think these moments are so important to capture because kiddos tend to grow up so quickly that photos twice a year barely cut it! While holiday cards and updates are important, so are springtime celebrations!

May 20, 2019

Spring Mini Sessions | District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions | 2019

Callie & Stephen were the sweetest clients! These cuties were my 5th session of cherry blossom week and they got the perfect light. Callie had seen my cherry blossom engagement sessions online and reached out for their very own springtime photos. They wanted two different looks so we traveled to the Smithsonian gardens to see the magnolias in bloom afterwards.

May 19, 2019

Springtime D.C. Cherry Blossom Engagement | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival | Callie & Stephen

Erika & Spencer actually met while working at hot dog place! You would never ever suspect their How They Met story to be so quirky when these two are so glamorous. After a few snaps, I suggested that we do a few serious poses to which they replied “oh that’s way more us anyways!” The amount of mood and romance in each shot makes this session one of my personal favorites.

April 24, 2019

The District of Columbia Cherry Blossoms Engagement Photos | DC Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Erika & Spencer

Would you believe me if I told you that these two hired me at 11pm the night before their sunrise engagement session? Their photographer fell ill and since this pair works around the clock in the medical field, this was the only day they could make work! I’m so glad I could serve a couple in love that serves humanity! 

April 22, 2019

District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Photos | Michael & Kate

Alicia and Kenny were visiting just in time for the cherry blossoms! These two eloped and and never actually got formal portraits captured so they thought they should get all gussied up and celebrate their love with an anniversary session! These two met in DC before their trip to Korea so it seemed fitting that they would snap photos where it all began.

April 20, 2019

Cherry Blossom Engagement Session | Washington DC Cherry Blossom Photos | Alicia & Kenny

I am happy to announce my first ever Cherry Blossom mini sessions! Is it your first Spring as a married couple or is this your millionth blossom season together and you just want ONE photo of all the kids smiling just once!? I got you covered. You can go formal with a gown & glam up or jump in your jeans and admire the pink blossoms all around!

February 13, 2019

2019 Cherry Blossom Mini Sessions | Washington DC Spring Mini Sessions | District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Photos

Christina contacted me this spring to do anniversary photos while her and her husband were on vacation in DC. This was be a very special 8 year anniversary trip because it was be their first trip ever away from their 16 month old daughter! The two flew from Michigan for some sunshine and DC eats before our sunrise session at Jefferson and Lincoln memorials. 

September 18, 2018

District of Columbia Maternity Session | Jefferson Memorial Anniversary Session | Christina & Kerollos

Not only is this engagement a personal favorite because of the location but it’s also a favorite because MY GAL PAL KATIE IS ENGAGED! I met Katie almost 4 years ago when I was running around my apartment complex. She was walking her dog Windsor and I just had to stop and say hello. After a few chance encounters, we found that we had heaps in common: we love dance parties, photography and we’re both in education. As two girls in their twenties tend to do, we started watching the Bachelor together every Monday! Although she moved from the neighborhood, we kept our Monday night tradition and stayed friends through the stressors of building our businesses and figuring out life in DC. 

July 17, 2018

National Cathedral Engagement | DC Wedding Photography | Katie & Jake

I had the absolute BEST morning with Emily & Nima. The two were a bit nervous at first because they had never had their portraits professionally done but, I must say, they did EXCELLENTLY! I think the champagne helped a bit 😉 We decided to snap sunrise engagement portraits at the Jefferson memorial. This was actually AFTER peak bloom and most of the cherry blossoms had died but we got lucky with one tree and crab apple blooms! 

June 6, 2018

District of Columbia Cherry Blossom Engagement | DC Wedding Photographer | Emily & Nima

 

When I think about my ideal client, I picture these two. Haley and Jesse are fun, stylish and overall, just two awesome people in love. Our session felt more like a hang-out than work. Haley works in events (hello dream bride) and Jesse does corporate real estate which, as someone who love business and buildings, I am fascinated by. To top it all off, they live in the amazing Apollo in downtown DC. I have been dying to photograph in this stylish building since it has opened and finally got the chance thanks to these darlings!

May 9, 2018

Cherry Blossom Engagement at the National Mall | DC Wedding Photographer | Haley & Jesse