Ever since I found out we were moving to DC, I’ve had my heart set on cherry blossom family photos. Not only are the beautiful blooms iconic, but they are a light and airy photographer’s dream. I’ve heard some horror stories about the crowds at the Tidal Basin though, so I knew our best option was going to be a weekday sunrise session. Wanting to document her family’s time stationed in the National Capital Region, Katelyn agreed to get her crew up early and rally for cherry blossom family photos.
I started my morning catching a 5:30 AM train in Alexandria. I rode into town, navigated the city in the dark, and met the Taylors at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. While the wind was calm, it was still a chilly 30-degree morning. I knew we were going to have to move quickly to keep Abby and Krissy happy. Their parents came prepared with blankets and handwarmers, so we went back and forth between taking pictures and warming up. This worked pretty well!
Because of the crowds, there wasn’t a whole lot of space for us to move around, so I had to choose our locations strategically to avoid having too many people in the background. The easiest way to do this was to position the Taylors close to the water. I was thrilled to find a spot with not only beautiful blooms, but a view of the Washington Monument as well. It was the perfect scene to commemorate their time in DC.
Taylor fam, thank you so much for allowing me to document this season for you. I hope these photos always serve as a reminder of your time stationed in Washington DC and the beautiful cherry blossoms we have in the spring.
My cherry blossom family photo schedule is booked for this year. However, if you’re interested in booking a NOVA family photography session, please reach out and we’ll get something scheduled!
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