If you’ve been following me on Instagram & Facebook (and if you haven’t, follow me here & here!), you will know that I’ve been super pumped for peak bloom of the cherry blossoms! It’s like a holiday in the D.C. area! There was so much more anticipation this year because the weather played a little trick on us! Which means I’m even that more excited to share this cherry blossoms mini session with you today!
Like I said, the weather played a cruel little trick on us this year. There was a late snow storm with freezing temperatures right after a couple weeks of unseasonably warm weather. The cherry blossoms were all ready to come out to play, but the freezing weather had them scared! It actually killed off some of the buds, which meant this year’s peak bloom threatened to not be as robust as years past.
I kept the faith though, & so did most of my clients who had already scheduled their cherry blossom sessions. And I have to say, we were rewarded, because although peak bloom wasn’t what it usually is, the blossoms did pretty well & we got to capture photos with some beautiful light pink & white blooms!
I met Jill, her hubby Andy, and their daughter, Alexandra (or Alex if you’re lucky enough to get to hold her as soon as you meet her, which I was! haha) by the paddle boats on Saturday. They were looking forward to their cherry blossoms mini session so they could capture some quintessential D.C. portraits with the Jefferson Memorial & gorgeous cherry blossoms.
We stuck pretty close to the paddle boats end of the tidal basin & managed to get lots of beautiful images just as they wanted! We even let miss Alex walk around a bit & try her luck at navigating the tidal basin terrain with lots of roots sticking out of the ground from the iconic cherry blossom trees. She did so well! She was such a fun baby to photograph, with her big smile & the ease with which she would laugh.
Thank you to Jill, Andy, & Alex for being troopers with the crowds and making your way to the tidal basin for these portraits! And being so fun to work with 🙂