Eeek! I am so very excited to share this session with you! It was a much anticipated and super fun session to shoot for me – for lots of reasons! First and foremost, this is one of my very favorite families to photograph. The beautiful Mama is one of my oldest “DC Friends” and we have known each other since before either of us were married or had any munchkins to think about photographing! She has been such a dear friend to me for so many years, and one of the most encouraging and supportive when it comes to my photography career – so that makes it even more fun to be able to bless her family with beautiful photos in return.
When we started discussing our move to Kansas City we already had their family session on the schedule for the fall. So this was the ONE family I bumped from the fall all the way to early summer 😉 After photographing these kiddos every year from the time the oldest was six weeks old I just couldn’t imagine letting a little thing like moving across the country push us to skip this year!
So we decided to go out with a bang. We literally shot this about a week before the movers showed up – with the caveat that she would get the edited images in the fall 😉 But I had always dreamed of doing a session at Glen Echo Park in Maryland. It is this Old Fashioned Amusement Park just across the river and has the most amazing architecture and super fun pops of color. And then you add in one of the oldest restored carousel’s in the country – the gorgeous Dentzel Carousel and it just makes for one of the most unique spots around Washington DC.
The family loves color and I thought if anyone could pull it off then they could – and I was right. It was a hot muggy June night, but the kiddos rocked it, as usual, and we had a blast.
Thanks for humoring my crazy ideas B Family ~ I love you, and I miss you already!!
*A little side note on Glen Echo ~ The park is also host to The Puppet Company. A fabulous live puppet theater with performances for children ages 3 through 12. It was a favorite spot for the boys and I in the summers (it has air conditioning 😉 but I was always surprised at how few of our friends in Virginia knew about it. The whole park is fantastic ~ with art fairs, classes, a playground and small cafe – the list goes on. I am big fan ~ I encourage you to stop by and check it out!!