One thing I love about being a photographer is getting to share places I enjoy & love with my clients. It’s even better when I can introduce them to places they have never been, because I love the idea that maybe they’ll enjoy it so much they’ll return & make more memories. Photography is about memories, and a huge part of a memory is the place it was created. That’s why I was excited to take the Jiwani family to Potomac Overlook Regional Park in Arlington, VA. I’ve created some happy memories there myself & knew it would be a beautiful backdrop for their family photos… and memories.
I discovered Potomac Overlook Regional Park last winter. My friend Alexis knew of it from her work with the county school system, so she took me & my dog, Milli, there to walk around. I immediately fell in love with the soaring trees, winding trails, and multiple gardens. It was a great place to feel secluded & peaceful, just moments from the hustle & bustle of the city. I returned in the spring to take personal photos, and have even played tennis & basketball there with my boyfriend & pup. (Yes, my dog loves to play basketball!)
When Aliya contacted me for spring family photos, Potomac Overlook Regional Park immediately sprang to mind. I recalled the bright flowers, lush greenery, and copious amounts of shade the tall trees offered, perfect for mid-morning photos. Aliya was game & excited to see what the park had in store. She & her family arrived to meet me one warm April morning, looking adorable & ready for their closeups!
Aliya’s two daughters were total dolls & I knew the location was a hit once they saw the bright pink Azalea bushes in full bloom! The girls got busy sniffing, touching, and picking the flowers to wear in the hair as accessories for the rest of the shoot, as their dad shared with them the science behind where moss grows. They were fascinated! Their little faces became my muse & I am so excited for the photos we took.
Thank you Jiwani family for being such a sunny spot in my spring! I hope you enjoy these family photos at Potomac Overlook Regional Park for years to come.