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Fresh Spring Family Portrait {Washington DC Family Photographer}

So I tried to take advantage of DC’s beautiful cherry blossom season.  I had mini-sessions scheduled and everything.  But the stars were not aligned in my favor this year, alas.  First I scheduled them during the originally scheduled peak bloom week. Then I moved them after DC announced an updated peak bloom week.  And then….driving around with my kids one Sunday morning, I had to come to terms with the fact that the blooms were already exploding all over DC, one week before my mini-sessions.  So I changed the dates again.  And it rained.  And then I changed the date again, and IT RAINED AGAIN.  And I officially gave up.

Of course, I still had a session scheduled with this lovely family, a family that was kind enough not to care whether there was an official cherry blossom in their session or not.

But I still managed to find some pink flowers!  And thanks to some well-informed Facebook users, I now know that these are not dogwoods (oops).  Whatever.  They’re pink!  They’re pretty!  And it wasn’t raining!  I’m a photographer, not a botanist, and CLEARLY not a meteorologist.  (And I think these are azaleas, but I’m probably wrong….)

This little boy was a bit too young to go on a pine cone hunt with his big brother, so we grabbed some shots in Mommy and Daddy’s arms.  (And I do believe I may have actually captured a dogwood or two, which is another one of DC’s famous spring products. )

And this little boy was so adorable, and the total opposite of my own two year old. Unlike my charming daughter, he answered “yes” to all of my suggestions and questions, without any candy bribe required. Check out those sparkling eyes!


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