Mrs. Gilbert and I had emailed about a family session last Fall/Winter and we couldn’t make it happen. So Mrs. Gilbert said they’d wait till Spring…before we knew it, spring was here and I was getting a little worried because I hadn’t heard from Mrs. Gilbert.
In March my sister, Lexi, and I had the chance to go up to Washington D.C. and photograph the cherry blossoms! My grandparents live a little bit outside D.C., and Daddy was going up to their house to do some work, so I called Grandma to see if she would have time to take us. She said yes! She had something going on in the afternoon, so we had to get there in the morning and we’d only be there for a few hours…but that was better than nothing! The only bad part was that thunderstorms were forecast all night and into the morning. Even if I could go see the cherry blossoms, there might not be any left on the trees! I prayed and left it up to God.
As we drove up to D.C. it was raining…and pretty hard sometimes. But as we got closer to the cherry trees, the rain lessened until it was just a sprinkling! Eventually, it cleared up completely and the sun came out! Sadly, this was near the time we had to leave, so I got very few pictures with the sun. But I still enjoyed seeing the cherry blossoms for the first time and I’m very grateful Grandma moved around her schedule to take Lexi and I up there. I’m also grateful to Lexi for being my beautiful model and holding one of my lenses while I used another one, or carrying my backpack. She was great! :)
Enjoy some pictures of the cherry blossoms!
The last stop we made that day was the war memorial. Grandma went to go get the car and left us there to look around (we’d never seen it before).
Well, there you have a quick recap of my trip to D.C. to photograph the cherry blossoms! Hopefully I’ll go again next year…we’ll see!