Between the government shutdown and the weather, some of my fall photo sessions in Washington, DC were sidetracked. I did manage to fit in one family session on an otherwise gloomy, rainy day (see my previous post).

For this rescheduled shoot, we picked a different location and were able to meet on a beautiful weekday morning at the National Cathedral. Perhaps the one benefit of the shutdown was both parents were available during what would have otherwise been a busy workday for them.

Family of four with parents, baby boy, and little girl sit together for a family photo on the steps outside Washington National Cathedral.

And instead of the usual Bishops Garden photo shoot where many a photographer conducts photo sessions, we opted to go to the less-frequented side of the cathedral where the soft filtered light is just perfect for portrait photography and even better than the garden (in my humble opinion).

Pregnant mom sits with daughter on her lap on the steps outside Washington National Cathedral during their photo session with family photographer Julie Kubal

After having the pleasure of photographing this family several times over the past few years, now it’s like a little reunion every time we get together for each subsequent family photo session. We all know each other so well that there is a wonderful ease and level of trust that makes our time together so much fun. Looking forward to seeing them again in the spring when baby #3 arrives!

Father holding baby son stands on the stairs outside the National Cathedral during a family photo shoot.photo of pregnant woman and her husband by one of the top maternity photographers in DMV
Mother sits on a stone wall outside Washington National Cathedral holding toddler son during a photo shoot by Washington DC family photographerFather and daughter sit together on wall outside Washington National Cathedral during a photo session.Washington DC child photographer with little girl and family outside National Cathedral Little girl leans on a stone wall that is part of the exterior of Washington National Cathedral during a family photo shootPregnant woman poses outside on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral by Julie Kubal. Maternity photos taken during family session.

Julie Kubal family portraits Washington D.C.About the Photographer and Author:

Julie Kubal is a child and family portrait artist and photographer serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. She is passionate about creating warm and meaningful artwork through modern portraits and lifestyle photography at a location of your choice!