Before I am a photographer, I am a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend. Maybe that's why I cry during every father daughter dance. I laugh at every toast. I well up when an Officiant pronounces a couple husband and wife. I buzz with joy chasing children around the playground. I feel awe when a newborn's tiny hand clutches my pinky finger. I draw from the emotions I have experienced through my own life's most precious moments to know when and how to capture those of others, and I usually can't help feeling overwhelmed myself! The emotional rush I feel when I'm behind the camera is what makes me love what I do. The joy I bring others through photography is what makes me do what I love.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Fun at the US Botanic Gardens!

Today, I went down to the US Botanic Garden with my friend, Kristen, and her son, Andrew. It was a gorgeous day - the nice weather was a welcome break in August's usual sweltering heat.

Andrew was as fascinated as Kristen and I were with the gorgeous display of Chihuly glass (part of the USBG's "Art in the Garden" Exhibition).

I think this is Andrew's favorite expression (for the moment!).

This picture has "fun" and "summertime" written all over it!

We decided to hang out a bit on the front lawn of the Capitol before heading to Union Station for some lunch and the Metro trip home.

Fun at the Botanic Gardens Slideshow!


|| davidjay || said...

So cute! I love the one of Andrew holding his head! lol :)

Anonymous said...

I too love Andrew's favourite expression "of the moment". You caught it perfectly.

Marie Moyers said...

Love those Jess....

Heather said...

So classic! Love the shot in front of the Capitol!

kristen said...

i love the pictures jessica! andrew looks like such an angel...we know the truth though!i love the pictures of him with the monkey leash on. good times! thanks for a great day!

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