Jefferson Memorial Photo Session | Meredith + Oliver

DC Sessions, Family Session

What a perfect shoot for me to share for my 100th blog post! It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve written that many, but that’s a story for another day. I’m super excited to share the story behind this incredible session. A lot of planning went into the morning and I think it’s safe to say it was worth it. This Jefferson Memorial photo session with Meredith and Oliver is one I’ll always remember.

Jefferson Memorial Photo Session

I received an inquiry from Meredith a few months ago requesting a mommy and me session while she was traveling with some family in DC. I adore this type of session, so I was immediately excited. However, what I didn’t know then was that Meredith is a photographer as well! When she shared this, I felt so honored to be chosen by someone else who has a technically trained eye… and that meant the pressure was on!

Planning for their session didn’t go as smoothly as planned, but we made it work. We originally planned on the DC War Memorial, but found out there was going to be an elopement happening at the same time as our session. We then discussed the Watergate Steps and Constitution Gardens and decided we’d give that a go. But then their original session day was rainy, so we had to postpone. Thank goodness we did though, because that gave Meredith and Oliver the time to visit the Jefferson themselves. Meredith texted me asking if it would be okay to change our location to there which was a no-brainer for me. I’d still love to shoot at Constitution Gardens sometime, but I’ll never say no to a Jefferson Memorial photo session!

The morning we met was nearly perfect. The air was crisp, the light was beautiful and the crowds were minimal… well, initially they were! After about ten minutes, just as we were getting into a groove, tour group after tour group began to arrive at the memorial. We had to get very strategic with our angles, but that combined with a little editing magic, and it looks like we had the place to ourselves! I absolutely love the moments we captured and know that this family will cherish them for many years to come.

I’m so thankful that Meredith trusted me to bring her vision to life! It was so fun to connect with another photographer and share in her DC adventure. If you are interested in a Jefferson Memorial photo session as well, please reach out to me. I’d love to create similar portraits for your family too!

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I've been navigating military life with my family since 2008. In that time, I went from a full-time classroom teacher to an online course designer to a photographer. Actually, I still teach a little math on the side because I just love it too much!

Through it all, I've discovered how passionate I am about connecting with military families. Whether it's taking photos at a retirement ceremony, coaching a fellow milspouse photographer, or just grabbing coffee with a new squadron friend, I love this community. And as a teacher at heart, I'm excited to use this space to share what I've learned about business and life with you.


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