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.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Sunrise and Cherry Blossoms with Elyse & Chris!

I met up with Elyse and Chris on Saturday morning for a sunrise engagement session at the Tidal Basin. The cherry blossoms were all in bloom and we missed most of the crowds by heading down so early. Even though it looked like spring, it sure was chilly out!

I wanted to post of few of my favorites from the session. Check back this week for their slideshow!


Armin de Fiesta said...

Nice Jess, happy to hear you avoided the crowds :)

Karen Mikols said...


Gotta be in love with that sunrise sunlight!

Sarah Hodzic said...

Seriously, you knocked this one out of the park!!!! What awesome amazing images.
I think this is my favorite engagement shoot you have done thus far.

The couple is SOOO cute, just love them!
You did a great job capturing how they feel about each other.

Love love LOVE the one by the could be Paris!


Chelsea Nicole said...

Jess, these are awesome! I LOVE that first one where they are silhouettes... It should be printed very big and framed as a wall piece! Just gorgeous! :)

Anonymous said...

Great images Jess! My faves- the bw on the marble steps and the soft one in the blossoms - YUM! Just scrumptious!

Jaci Clark said...

Beautiful images Jessica! I miss the cherry blossoms!


Mary Marantz said...

omigosh! soooo beautiful! what an awesome job!


shawnreeder said...


Wow! You really captured their beauty so well. Beautiful work. I really like #4 and 9 a lot. Right on!

Hope you're well.

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