Cherry blossoms...of course

I've been feeling obligated to go down to the tidal basin to shoot the cherry blossoms this Spring. This morning I rode my bike down to the basin (thankfully I work near by!) at sunrise, and snapped some photos. My favorite shot is of the birdie, getting his [early worm] breakfast. The blossoms didn't have the best showing this year because of the late cold front DC got, but a good percentage of them held up. 

Yayoi Kusama - Infinity mirrors

I was lucky enough to get tickets to the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibit at the #Hirshorn Museum and my friend Shelbie came along, too. I usually don't take my camera to museums, as I find I don't enjoy the artwork as much when I'm thinking about photos. But I'm glad I took my camera to this exhibit, and if you aren't able to make the trip, hopefully this gives you a satisfactory glimpse!

Save the Date!

I love seeing my photos used for things like save the dates and announcements. Here's one that has been on my fridge for some time now! It's an honor Maggie and Andrew used my photo on their card.

Supermoon...kind of

What happens when you think the super moon will be somewhere it's not and you have the wrong lens on your camera and it disappears faster than you can put on a new lens? Well....

Hunter's Moon

Yesterday evening I was on my way home from a shoot in Virginia and I saw the moon through the metro window. It looked huge!!! So I hopped out of the metro, took an Uber to the Iwo Jima Memorial and set up my camera. A little earlier and the moon would have been a bit more orange and looked a bit larger closer the horizon, but I'm happy to have caught it where I did. It was so bright that I went and looked it up later, and it's called the Hunter's moon. This is because the brightness allows for hunters to hunt later into the night, with their pray lit up by the moon. This was my first good close-up of the moon so I'm pretty stoked about it! Not to mention the weather was perfect - I was in shorts and a sweater. This picture in particular is cool with the airplane in it. As you can see it's a bit of a long exposure, but the moon was so bright that any longer of an exposure and the picture was too bright, and any shorter you wouldn't see the city!

A little word of mouth goes a long way!

A few weekends ago I got the pleasure of taking photos of a family that heard about me through word of mouth.. I took pictures of Lexi, her husband Ben, and their baby, Dominic. I had taken photos for Lexi's sister's son, Grant, in the past, so it was really cool to take photos of Dominic, his cousin. We went to the Iwo Jima memorial, wandered a bit while taking photos, and took in the nice view of DC!

She said yes!

Proposal photoshoots are probably my favorite to shoot. Roger got a hold of me on Thursday and we met up on Friday at the relfecting pool. Stephanie and Roger said they go on a trip every year during the first week of August, and this one will be a special one for the books! Roger went and scoped out the area on Thursday, and even marked on a map for me exactly where he'd propose. We did a short shoot after the proposal and all went according to plan :) I give extra props to Roger, as he was in a suit and it was probably around 90 degrees plus humidity and I'm sure he had a few nerves firing too! Cheers to Roger and Stephanie!